Under Siemens Healthineers CSR project, IET India to lead a Disease Surveillance Project
In collaboration with CHRI (Centre for Health Research and Innovation), the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) India is leading a Disease Surveillance Project that will use publicly available non-personal data to improve India’s public health infrastructure’s preparedness for disease outbreaks by predicting outbreaks. Siemens Healthineers CSR Project, India, is funding the project as part of their CSR efforts (CSR).
Dr. Vikram Venkateswaran, Healthcare Working Group, IET Future Tech Panel, commented on the project, saying, “This is a ground-breaking initiative by the IET Future Tech Panel on a critical national issue. We want to be able to demonstrate the value of publicly available data for health surveillance and construct a first-of-its-kind, scalable model at the end of the project. I am confident that by combining the strengths of CHRI, IET, and Siemens Healthineers, we will be able to develop a unique solution that can be scaled.”
PATH India’s Country Director, Neeraj Jain, stated, “The pandemic highlighted the significance of disease monitoring in real time in order to address the country’s healthcare demands. The government’s Integrated Illness Surveillance Program claims to provide tech-enabled disease trend monitoring, as well as early detection and reaction, for epidemic-prone diseases, allowing for the avoidance of another healthcare disaster. We hope to contribute to the success of our mission through this effort and teamwork.”
Siemens Healthineers CSR Project
IET India Country Head Shekhar Sanyal stated, “These types of multi-party, industry collaborations and synergies are critical to the development of vital data-driven, predictive, and intuitive healthcare systems that the country requires today. Tech-driven projects, particularly in healthcare, will be the cornerstone of long-term social impact. This project is a direct step toward addressing the IET’s global strategic strategy for 2030’s societal challenge of Healthy Lives.”
The initiative, which will last a year, will contribute to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme.
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), based in the United Kingdom, is one of the world’s major professional associations for engineers. The IET, which celebrated its 150th anniversary last year, collaborates closely with industry, academia, and government in its objective to create a better world. In keeping with this, The IET has a number of worldwide initiatives centred on important sectors that are relevant to resolving issues that affect society as a whole. IET works in India through a huge community of engineers and technicians who are divided among eight Local Networks. IET’s objective is to encourage cutting-edge, thought leadership by positioning itself as a neutral forum for volunteers and contributors.
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