The Indian Council of Medical Research launched a book and a mobile app for physicians on Tuesday to assist them cope with issues such as irrational pharmaceutical usage, over and under diagnosis, and other issues.
The book, Standard Treatment Workflows (STW) volume III, is intended to provide clinicians at all levels of public health care with up-to-date information. With the use of such STW, issues such as illogical medication usage, over and under diagnosis, and improper referral procedures may be handled effectively.
Prof Vinod K. Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog, launched the book ICMR Standard Treatment Workflows – Volume III, which covers 54 disorders across 11 specialties, as well as a mobile app. Prof. Balram Bhargava, Secretary, Department of Health Research and Director General, ICMR, and Payden, Deputy Representative to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Country Office in India, were in attendance.
Prof (Dr) Balram Bhargava, Secretary of DHR and Director General of ICMR, stated on this occasion, “The responsibility of providing healthcare in the periphery lies primarily on primary care physicians, who have done an outstanding job. The Standard Treatment Workflows will assist these clinicians in staying current by providing comprehensive recommendations on how to address common illnesses.”
According to Prof (Dr) Vinod K. Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog, the usage of “Standard Treatment Workflows must be investigated in an operational research manner and at various levels of the public health system. A strong distribution strategy (including worldwide dissemination) involving several stakeholders is required.”
In 2019, the ICMR issued Volume-I, which had 53 conditions, and Volume-II, which contained 18 conditions, in 2019 and 2022, respectively. With new scientific knowledge emerging all the time and healthcare expenditures rising, healthcare practitioners frequently want easy standard treatment recommendations, processes, and reference books. The most recent STWs will aid in its successful implementation at all levels, with an emphasis on excellent health care.
Payden, Deputy Representative to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Country Office in India, stated that WHO is a proud partner in this endeavour and would assist in disseminating this vital work across multiple nations and platforms. This will also entail the use of WHO field teams to teach healthcare personnel.