UPSC 2017-18: PIB Summary and Analysis Dec 11

NIC-CERT

  • NIC-CERT has been set up with the objective of creating a comprehensive framework that integrates world-class security components and inbuilt threat intelligence for detection, prevention and incident response.

Significance

  • Using the tools the team will correlate events that would help in generating a canvas of the attack surface and identify the vulnerabilities and possible exploits.
  • The gathered intelligence assimilated with the knowledge of the open web would give the CERT the ability prevent and predict attacks.
  • NIC’s PAN-India connectivity and reach is one of its key strengths and this coupled with its enhanced ability to detect and prevent attacks would collectively upscale the Government’s ability to protect its data.
  • Setting up NIC-CERT, as per Hon’ble Minister, is MeitY’s initiative under Digital India aimed at enhancing the security posture of NIC and the Government which will, in turn, lead to the enhanced trust of the citizens as the services offered to them would be configured in a framework that is secure by design. NIC-CERT will operate in close coordination and collaboration with sectoral CERT’s and more so with Cert-in.

 

 

Shri J P Nadda launches new initiatives on Universal Health Coverage Day

 “LaQshya| लक्ष्य’’

  • Labour Room Quality Improvement Initiative, a Safe Delivery Mobile Application for health workers who manage normal and complicated deliveries in the peripheral areas.
  • LaQshya is expected to improve the quality of care that is being provided to the pregnant mother in the Labour Room and Maternity Operation Theatres, thereby preventing the undesirable adverse outcomes associated with childbirth.
  • This initiative will be implemented in Government Medical Colleges (MCs) besides District Hospitals (DHs), and high delivery load Sub- District Hospitals (SDHs) and Community Health Centres (CHCs).
  • The initiative plans to conduct quality certification of labour rooms and also incentivize facilities achieving the targets outlined.
  • The goal of this initiative is to reduce preventable maternal and newborn mortality, morbidity and stillbirths associated with the care around delivery in the Labour room and Maternity OT and ensure respectful maternity care.

Operational Guidelines for Obstetric High Dependency Units (HDUs) and Intensive Care Units (ICUs)

  • Another important aspect related to maternal mortality is the availability of critical care for complicated cases. 
  • These guidelines will complement the already existing National guidelines and help the states and state-level policymakers in setting up and operationalizing these critical care units, dedicated to the pregnant women and recently delivered mothers, in Medical colleges and District Hospitals.

Safe Delivery Application

  • The Safe Delivery Application is a mHealth tool that can be used for health workers who manage normal and complicated deliveries in the peripheral areas.
  • The application has Clinical Instruction films on key obstetric procedures which can help the health workers translate their learnt skills into practice. It can play a pivotal role in training, post-training reinforcement, mentoring and demonstration.
  • This application has been tailored as per the Indian context. It has also been field tested in few districts and has been found to be useful for health workers who provide maternity care.

 

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