Health Sector – UHC, National Health Policy, Family Planning, Health Insurance, etc.

[pib] e-DantSeva

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From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level : e-DantSeva

Mains level : Significance of oral health


  • Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare has launched the e-Dantseva website and mobile application.
  • This is first-ever national digital platform on oral health information and knowledge dissemination.

e-DantSeva

  • e-DantSeva is the first-ever national digital platform that provides oral health information both in the form of a website and mobile application.
  • The website and mobile application provide oral health information gathered from authentic scientific resources and connects the public to timely advice for managing any dental emergency or oral health problem.
  • This initiative of the Ministry with AIIMS and other stakeholders aims to sensitize the public about the significance of maintaining optimum oral health.
  • It equips them with the tools and knowledge to do so, including awareness on the nearest oral health service facility.

Features

  • e-DantSeva contains information about the National Oral Health Program, detailed list of all the dental facility and colleges, Information, Education and Communication (IEC) material.
  • It contains a unique feature called the ‘Symptom Checker’, which provides information on symptoms of dental/oral health problems, ways to prevent these, the treatment modes, and also directs the user to find their nearest available dental facility (public and private sectors both).

Why such move?

  • Dental caries/cavities and periodontal disease remain the two most prevalent dental diseases of the Indian population and dental infections have a potential for serious diseases/infections.
  • Oral health is indispensable for the wellbeing and good quality of life.
  • Poor oral health affects growth negatively in all aspects of human development.
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