25 February 2019: UPSC Exam PIB Summary & Analysis

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4th Global Digital Health Partnership Summit’ 

Context:

Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare inaugurated the ‘4th Global Digital Health Partnership Summit’.

Details:

  • The global intergovernmental meeting on digital health is being hosted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO) and the Global Digital Health Partnership (GDHP)
  • The Ministerial Conclave discussed the implication of digital health interventions to health services accessibility, quality and affordability and explores ways of leveraging digital health technologies to strengthen the healthcare delivery systems globally.
  • The Global Digital Health Partnership (GDHP) is an international collaboration of governments, government agencies and multinational organisations dedicated to improving the health and well-being of their citizens through the best use of evidence-based digital technologies.

About health information platform:

  • Platform which Health Ministry is in the process of establishing for interoperability amongst various health IT systems and a pan-India exchange of Electronic Health Records of citizens ensuring privacy, security, and confidentiality of data.
  • The same is to be supplemented by a pan-Indian network of disease surveillance, tele-medicine and tele-radiology and tele-education,

Rail Drishti Dashboard

Context:

Minister of Railways has launched Rail Drishti dashboard, encompassing all the digitisation efforts in Indian Railways and promoting transparency and accountability.

Significance:

  • It brings information from various sources on a single platform and gives access to key statistics and parameters to every citizen of the country.
  • This dashboard can be accessed using a desktop/laptop or a mobile device such as a phone or tablet. The application is mobile optimized for ease of use of public. 
  • The available information has been categorized under 15 user friendly sections on the Dashboard:
    1. At a glance
    2. Services
    3. Trains on run
    4. Irctc kitchens
    5. Grievances
    6. Achievements
    7. Station images
    8. Heritage
    9. Shramik kalyan
    10. Bills
    11. Freight earnings
    12. Freight loading/unloading
    13. Passenger earnings
    14. Expenditure
    15. Sugam – the freight app

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