The Government of Karnataka and Tata Trusts have joined hands to introduce a Digital Nerve Centre (DiNC) for the primary healthcare system in Kolar. This will make Kolar the first model district for primary healthcare transformation in the state. DiNC will harness technology, systems, and processes to transform existing systems by enabling patients' access to information, and improving overall outcomes of healthcare. It will cater to healthcare centers across five talukas in the district by covering primary healthcare (sub-center and primary healthcare center) and secondary healthcare (community healthcare center, sub-district hospital / area hospital/taluka hospital/civil hospital and district hospital).
The DiNC initiative aims to address the challenges faced by healthcare delivery systems by enhancing awareness about the availability of services and healthcare programs, adequate distribution of resources across talukas, and the appropriate utilization of healthcare information systems. The Trusts has been engaged in the field of public health, developing and supporting initiatives that address key issues by identifying current limitations health systems face. While Tata Trusts and TCS will set up the infrastructure, technology platform and initiate activities to educate the population about the transformational capabilities of the DiNC, the state's Department of Health & Family Welfare will collaborate to take forward implementation of all finance linked health schemes through the DiNC.