PIB Analysis 22-09-22

Diving Support Vessels

  • Two Diving Support Vessels (Nistar & Nipun) being built by Hindustan Shipyard Ltd, Vishakapatnam for the Indian Navy, are scheduled to be launched on 22 Sep 22.
  • The Diving Support Vessels (DSVs) are first of the kind, ships indigenously designed and built at HSL for the Indian Navy.
  • These ships would be deployed for deep sea diving operations.
  • Additionally, with Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV) embarked, the DSVs are designed to undertake submarine rescue operations, in case requirement exists.
  • Furthermore, these ships will be capable of sustained patrolling, conducting Search & Rescue operations and carrying out Helicopter Operations at high seas.
  • With approximately 80 % indigenous content, the DSV project has generated considerable local employment opportunities and has also promoted indigenisation which in turn will aid in boosting India’s economy.

India Hypertension Control Initiative (IHCI)

  • India Hypertension Control Initiative (IHCI) is a collaborative initiative of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), State Governments and World Health Organization-India.
  • Significance of the initiative can be adjudged from the fact that one in four adults in India has high blood pressure.
  • The control of hypertension at primary care system level will contribute  to reducing deaths due to heart attacks, stroke and kidney failures.
  • IHCI has been able to leverage and strengthen the existing healthcare delivery system, hypertension control interventions under National Health Mission and improve the linkages between populations-based screening initiative with health care.