At national level Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) was launched by Hon’ble Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare in November 2004. It is a decentralized, State based Surveillance Program in the country. It is intended to detect early warning signals of impending outbreaks and help initiate an effective response in a timely manner.
Major components of the programme are:
(1) Integrating and decentralization of surveillance activities;
(2) Strengthening of public health laboratories;
(3) Human Resource Development – Training of health care workers involved
(4) Use of Information Technology.
In Sikkim, Integrated Disease Surveillance Project was launched in Ph III (2006-07) on 1st April 2006.
Currently surveillance is working on three aspects of diseases surveillance.