Preparation of Master Plan for Health Department

Objectives: 
  • Create spatial database by mapping existing health facilities Primary Health Centre(PHC) and Sub centers(SC), Rural Hospitals(RH), Sub-district hospitals (SDH), Women Hospitals, General Hospitals (GH), Rural Hospitals (RH), Trauma Care Units and Mobile units for all districts of Maharashtra.
  • Creation of database such as village location and other natural resources database.

  • GIS analysis based on Population and Distance criteria between Health centers.

  • Porting of GIS database on GIS Server and develop browser based application for Health Dept.

  • Assist the Health Department in Perspective Planning and as Decision Support System.

  • Assistance during disasters and natural calamities.

  • Help the dept. for effective GIS based e-governance.

  • Store the health database in a centralized location.

  • Porting of spatial data base generated on GIS server and develop browser based application for Health Department.

Description:

The Public Health Department Government of Maharashtra, is making constant and concerted effort to formulate and execute various schemes to ensure adequate health care services to the people throughout the state. While implementing these schemes, steps are being taken to mark the locations of existing health services and identify the new area where health services are required. This can be easily achieved by preparation of perspective plan with the help of Geographical Information System (GIS) technology. This would enable the Government to prepare perspective plan of Health Department as per census 2001 and take decisions for establishing new public health services in the areas, which really deserve.

Considering the importance of spatial database for master plan generation, the Additional Chief Secretary, Public Health Department and the Principal Secretary, Planning Department, Govt. of Maharashtra, have instructed Maharashtra Remote Sensing Application Centre (MRSAC), Nagpur for development of Health Geographic Information System, which would help Public Health Department to prepare a District wise perspective plan for a state.

The clinical database such as Public health center (PHC) village, Sub-center (SC) village, villages governed by these PHC/SC, available with the health department was attached with spatial database to generate maps showing ground reality. Apart from the demography data, a distance criterion was also being used to prepare the master plan. 

Considering the importance of spatial database for master plan generation, the Additional Chief Secretary, Public Health Department and the Principal Secretary, Planning Department, Govt. of Maharashtra, have instructed Maharashtra Remote Sensing Application Centre (MRSAC), Nagpur for development of Health Geographic Information System, which would help Public Health Department to prepare a District wise perspective plan for a state.

The clinical database such as Public health center (PHC) village, Sub-center (SC) village, villages governed by these PHC/SC, available with the health department was attached with spatial database to generate maps showing ground reality. Apart from the demography data, a distance criterion was also being used to prepare the master plan. 

Methodology: 
  • Carried out series of interactions with the Health dept for finalizing the methodology required for master plan generation
  • Carried out village wise data entry of the census code for existing health centers
  • Generated unique ID for each PHC/SC
  • Analysis of  existing health database with census 2001 data and validating it by the Health dept. officials
  • Generated base map by mapping village locations and natural resources database such as river, road network, water bodies, etc  using high resolution satellite data
  • Carried out GIS analysis such as buffer analysis and shortest path analysis, based on population
  • Generated District wise maps  showing
  1. Spatial distribution of special hospitals(RH/GH/WH/SDH,etc)
  2. PHC were additional man power is required
  3. Spatial distribution of PHC and its service area
  • Taluka wise maps showing spatial distribution of 
  1. Villages greater than 25km from PHC and 6 km from SC
  2. Villages covered by SC
  3. SC where additional manpower is required
  • Generated district wise report in 12 formats as prescribed by the Health dept.
  • Provided training to the Health dept. officials for generation of Health GIS maps

Process Flow

The data generated has been utilized by the Health dept. for preparation of master plan for the year 2009-10. This data has been published on the geo-portal for further planning and as a decision support tool.

Project Deliverables: 

The softcopy in pdf and xls format was generated with following details :

District-wise pdf : 

  • Spatial distribution of existing health services such as RH, GH, WH, SDH, Trauma care unit, Mobile units, etc
  • Spatial distribution of PHC where additional man power is required
  • Spatial distribution of PHC

Taluka-wise pdf :

  • Spatial distribution of SC where additional man power is required
  • Spatial distribution of villages (alongwith population 2001) covered by SC
  • Spaital distribution of villages greater than 25 km from PHC and 6 km from SC

Predefined formats in xls form

  • PHC & Sub Center's  by Number of Village and Population                                                 
  • Village with Highest Population in Sub Center
  • Number of Villages in PHC/Sub Center
  • Same village having  more than one Sub Center
  • Additional Man Power and Cost of Residential Quarter In Non Tribal PHC / SC
  • Population  range  of  Non Tribal PHC  / SC
  • Villages Which are  more than 25 kms form PHC and 6 kms from SC
Beneficiaries: 
  • Health department of Government of Maharashtra
  • All state/central government departments using public health services for decision planning
  • Citizens of Maharashtra
Quantum of work: 
33
Districts
Project Photographs: 
Spatial distribution of PHC & SC
Spatial distribution of PHC > 25 kms
Additional manpower requirement
SC wise grouping