IIT Guwahati Works With Central and State Agencies To Improve The Northeast Region’s Health Sector

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati has worked with federal and state authorities to develop a digital highway for the healthcare ecosystem’s stakeholders that ensures accessibility, affordability, inclusivity, and interoperability. This has improved the health sector of the northeast region. According to a statement, IIT Guwahati is progressively taking part in numerous initiatives to help the Northeast region’s health sector.The first Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) workshop with other north-eastern states was recently held at IIT Guwahati in order to better understand the difficulties the states are facing and to assist them in developing a roadmap for the future. In this workshop, the state mission directors and their representatives from Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Tripura, and Sikkim presented their future plans and the support the National Health Authority, Government of India, would need to implement them, according to a statement from IIT Guwahati.

The National Health Authority plans to hold such regional workshops across the nation to dispel different fallacies regarding ABDM and the difficulties of ABDM adoption, as suggested by the Mission Steering Group of ABDM.

The National Health Authority, in partnership with IIT Guwahati, has also organised a master trainer programme at the state level in order to strengthen the state’s capabilities for increased adoption of ABDM. 34 people recently took part in this programme, coming from Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Tripura, and Sikkim. The Jyoti and Bhupat Mehta School of Health Sciences and Technology at IIT Guwahati was in charge of organising the event.Professor TG Sitharam, Director of IIT Guwahati, stressed the part that talented upcoming engineers from IIT Guwahati can play in the ABDM mission while speaking to the attendees and stakeholders. Additionally, he pushed for increased cooperation between the NHA and the recently launched multidisciplinary schools at IIT Guwahati in the fields of data science, artificial intelligence, and health sciences.

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