Health Ministry launches National Health Resource Repository project

Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda launched the National Health Resource Repository (NHRR) on June 19, 2018 in New Delhi. The repository is India’s first ever national healthcare facility registry of authentic, standardized and updated geospatial data of all public and private healthcare establishments.

The Minister also released the National Health Profile (NHP)-2018 prepared by the Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI) on the occasion. The E-book of the annual document was also released. The National Health Profile covers demographic, socio-economic, health status and health finance indicators, along with comprehensive information on health infrastructure and human resources in health.

The National Health Profile is a very important tool as it has helped in designing various programmes such as free drugs and diagnostics and Mission Parivar Vikas.

Key Highlights:-

1. The Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI) has actively engaged with key stakeholders including leading Associations, Allied Ministries, and several private healthcare service providers.
2. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is the project technology partner adhering to paramount data security.
3. Approximately 4,000 trained professionals are dedicatedly working to approach every healthcare establishment for information collection.

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