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3) Discuss the role of Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI) in strengthening the Health Information system in the country. (250 words)

 

TopicDevelopment processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.

Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.

3) Discuss the role of Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI) in strengthening the Health Information system in the country. (250 words)

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Why this question

The question is related to GS-2 syllabus under the following headings-

Development processes and the development industry- the role of NGOs, SHGs, various groups and associations, donors, charities, institutional and other stakeholders.

Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.

Key demand of the question.

The question wants us to write at length about the role of CBHI in strengthening the health information system in India. We have to discuss all the related aspects of the question (CBHI) and be as exhaustive as possible ( of course within the word limit).

Directive word

Discuss- This is an all-encompassing directive and here we have to write about the nature of CBHI, its vision and important activities it performs.

Structure of the answer

Introduction – Mention that CBHI was established in 1961 by an Act of Parliament on the recommendation of Mudaliar committee. It  is the Health Intelligence Wing under Directorate General of Health Services (Dte.GHS), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW).

Body-

  • Briefly discuss the vision of the CBHI and relate it to the importance of the work. We have to discuss why having a robust Health Management Information System (HMIS) is important.
  • Discuss in points the important activities undertaken by CBHI. e.g National Health Profile, information on reform initiatives for Health Sector Policy Reform Option Database, National Health Resource Repository, Training and education, Collaboration with international bodies etc.

Conclusion- Reiterate the need for a strong HMIS in the country and suggest (if possible) how CBHI can be made more effective. Else, just conclude with a fair and a balanced opinion on the CBHI.

 

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