State Health Register to be launched by Karnataka Government: First of its Kind

On May 27, 2020, the Karnataka State Government announced that it will launch a “State Health Register” to collect data of all its citizens. The register is first of its kind in the country.

Highlights

The register will hold names of all the citizens of the state. The need to maintain such a register has been raised by COVID-19. The project is to be launched from Chikkaballapur district in Karnataka.

About the register

The register is to be created in the future with 50% partnership from private hospitals. The State Government is to undertake a survey including every person of the state. The current population of Karnataka is 6.5 crores.

The survey is to be conducted through ASHA workers, educational department staffs, staffs in primary health centre and revenue officials.

About the survey

The survey to create the register is to be conducted by visiting to each and every household. The data will help the state government in allocating funds, better implementation of the schemes, efficient resource management.

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