State Health Development System
The client, West Bengal State Health Department wanted visual integration that will represent the regions affected by any health issues. They wanted preparation of spatial database of different administrative layers of West Bengal. The different administrative layers include State, District, Block, Municipality, Ward, Gram Panchayat, Mouza etc.
Along with this, the client also wanted mapping of existing health infrastructure of the state, and mapping of the diseases that is affecting the health condition of the people for planning immediate protective measures.
According to the scope of the project, we provided GIS skill support to the Ministry of Health, Government of West Bengal. We developed general base map representing the health infrastructure of the State. The developed map also highlights the diseases that are affecting the health of the people in recent time. Information about the disease was provided by the client. This visual presentation in turn helped the client to take necessary measures to prevent further damage to the health of the people.
Key Features Of The Projects
- Preparation and maintenance of spatial database of different administrative boundaries of West Bengal. In order to prepare this database, the actual data were collected from district offices beforehand
- Attachment of census database with different administrative hierarchy for preparing health plans
- Mapping of existing health infrastructure like hospitals, health centers, health sub-centers and many more. This data indicates the present health infrastructure status of the state
- Thematic mapping was carried out to show health scenario of the state. The theme (based on which the map is prepared) was mentioned by the client beforehand. This theme usually includes spreading trends of diseases that are affecting recent times. Thematic maps also prepared based on the comparison statistics of the past and present health scenario of the state
The final output helped the government to have a visual representation of the health status of the entire state. For instance, if the state’s health status gets affected by diseases like malaria, we provided a visual image in a map form to help the government in identifying the most affected regions. However, all those maps were prepared based on the health related statistical inputs from the government departments only.