Topic – Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life
5) Analyze how use of technology enriches healthcare sector and how such technology can assist in National Health Protection Mission?(250 words)
Why this question
This article discusses about the application of technology in healthcare sector and how it can help in improvement of achievement of outcomes under NHPM. This is an important application of technology and hence this question.
Key demand of the question
The question firsts expects us to explain how technology is being used for reaching new frontiers in healthcare sector. Next we need to explain about NHPM in brief and thereafter analyze how technology can be helpful in better fulfilling the objectives of the mission.
Analyze – When asked to analyze, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary.
Structure of the answer
Introduction – Highlight that technology has progressed by leaps and bounds and its application in healthcare sector is immense.
- Explain the application of technology on healthcare sector – Telemedicine has already brought healthcare to the remotest corners of the country. The use of artificial intelligence for preventive and predictive health analytics can strongly support clinical diagnosis with evidence-based guidance, and also prevent disease. From the virtual reality (VR) of 3D-printing, we are now moving towards augmented reality (AR), by which, for example, every piece of node in a malignant melanoma can be completely removed, thereby eliminating the risk of the cancer spreading to any other part of the body. Biotechnology, cell biology and genetics are opening up whole new paradigms of understanding of human life and disease, and have made personalised medicine a way of life.
- Explain about NHPM and discuss how technology can be useful with points such as – By leapfrogging through smart adoption of technology and using emerging platforms such as Blockchain, significant improvements are possible in healthcare operations and costs.
Conclusion – Mention that to fulfill the healthcare needs of such a large population on budget cost would make the use of technology imperative.