Aarogyapath | UPSC
Aarogyapath, a web-based solution for the healthcare supply chain that provides real-time availability of critical supplies launched.
WHY IN NEWS:
A CSIR National Healthcare Supply Chain Portal that aims to provide real-time availability of critical healthcare supplies https://www.aarogyapath.in has been launched on June 12,2020.
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 3:Health:Diseases: Supply Chain
For PRELIMS it is important to know the developers and the aim of this portal for UPSC exam.Rest all the name itself can replicate in the MCQ’s options .
For MAINS go through the features . Do you think supply chain management should include rural India (last mile connectivity ) too ? If yes how can such portals help rural India in the times of health emergencies.
AarogyaPath would serve manufacturers, suppliers and customers.
The information platform named AarogyaPath with a vision of “providing a path which leads one on a journey towards Aarogya (healthy life)” was developed to address these challenges.
DEVELOPERS OF THIS PORTAL ?
The portal was developed in partnership with Sarvodaya Infotech and institutional users and manufacturers / authorized suppliers of healthcare essentials are encouraged to register and participate actively.
SINGLE POINT AVAILABILITY : This integrated public platform that provides single-point availability of key healthcare goods .
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT : These issues include dependence on
- Limited suppliers,
- Time-consuming processes to identify good quality products,
- Limited access to suppliers who can supply standardised products at reasonable prices within desired timelines,
- Lack of awareness about the latest product launches, etc.
REACHING END CUSTOMER : It also helps manufacturers and suppliers to reach a wide network of customers efficiently, overcoming gaps in connectivity between them and potential demand centers like nearby pathological laboratories, medical stores, hospitals, etc.
NEW OPPORTUNITIES : It will also create opportunities for business expansion due to an expanded slate of buyers and visibility of new requirements for products.
JUDICIOUS USE OF RESOURCES : This would help to reduce wastage of resources due to inefficient forecasting and excess manufacturing, generate awareness about the demand for new technologies.
CSIR expects AarogyaPath to become the national healthcare information platform of choice in the years to come, filling a critical gap in last-mile delivery of patient care within India through improved availability and affordability of healthcare supplies.
SOURCES:PIB | Aarogyapath | UPSC
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