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

[pib] MANAS Platform


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level: MANAS Platform

Mains level: Not Much

The MANAS App to promote wellbeing across age groups was recently launched.

Name, acronym and the purpose; thats all. The rest of the theory is of less importance.

MANAS Platform

  • MANAS is an acronym for Mental Health and Normalcy Augmentation System.
  • It is a comprehensive, scalable, and national digital wellbeing platform and an app developed to augment the mental well-being of Indian citizens.
  • MANAS was initiated by the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India and jointly executed by NIMHANS Bengaluru, AFMC Pune and C-DAC Bengaluru.
  • It was endorsed as a national program by the Prime Minister’s Science, Technology, and Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC).
  • It integrates the health and wellness efforts of various government ministries, scientifically validated indigenous tools with gamified interfaces developed/researched by various national bodies and research institutions.

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