BPM DPM training on Integrated Disease Surveillance Program
The session began with an interactive discussion on surveillance, types of surveillance, its importance and need to integrate the surveillance of various diseases. The evolution, objective, activates and administrative structure under the IDSP was explained. The diseases covered under the program and Karnataka state priorities were discussed at length. Greater focus was provided to the explanation of information flow under the IDSP from the sub-centre, PCH, taluka and district hospital to integrated disease surveillance unit and the various forms used for this purpose. The session ended with explanation on warning signs of an impending outbreak and the role of BPM under the program.