IIT Guwahati, NHA conduct workshop to improve healthcare sector in northeast region

IIT Guwahati hosted the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission for Northeast workshop in collaboration with the NHA to master trainers at the state level.

IIT Guwahati, NHA conduct workshop to improve healthcare sector in northeast region Participants of the workshop at IIT Guwahati. (Picture: Press Release)
Ishita Ranganath | Oct 17, 2022 - 7:29 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati collaborates with central and state government authorities to improve the healthcare sector in the northeastern region. The Institute aims to develop a digital highway for the stakeholders in the ecosystem and provide accessibility, affordability, inclusivity and interoperability.

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Under this goal, IIT Guwahati has been participating in several initiatives including the regional workshop of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM). This mission aims to develop and support the integrated digital health infrastructure of the country. The Institute hosted ABDM to understand the challenges faced and support the states by preparing a future roadmap. This session discussed the implementation of ABDM with all technical knowledge and effective ways of communication.

The state mission directors along with their representatives from Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim participated and showcased their ideas and the support they will require from the National Health Authority (NHA). The NHA has since planned on conducting workshops throughout the to clarify myths about ABDM and the challenges its adoption.

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Additionally, IIT Guwahati collaborated with the NHA to conduct a training programme for master trainers of ABDM at the state level to build the capacities of the state. A batch of 34 participants from Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim participated in this program. The program was organized by the Jyoti and Bhupat Mehta School of health sciences and technology at IIT Guwahati.

While addressing the participants and stakeholders, IIT Guwahati director, TG Sitharam emphasized the role of engineers at IIT Guwahati in the implementation of ABDM and encouraged collaboration between the NHA and newly-established multidisciplinary schools of IIT Guwahati on health sciences and technology and data science and artificial intelligence.



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