India Oral Health Survey, 2019

India Oral Health Survey 2019
Question: Which institution has been commissioned to conduct a national oral health survey by the Union Health Ministry?
(a) All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi
(b) King George’s Medical University (KGMU)
(c) Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute
(d) Institute of Medical Science, Banaras Hindu University(IMS-BHU)
Answer: (a)
Related facts:
  • AIIMS along with Ministry of Health will lead largest pan-India Oral Health Survey, 2019. All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Centre for Dental Education and Research (CDER) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health will undertake the largest nationwide Oral Health Survey 2019.
  • The survey is a part of the health ministry’s oral and dental health policy to identify gaps in dental education, human resources and treatment.
  • It will collect data which will act as a baseline for planning preventive and treatment strategies.
  • The survey will be supervised by a committee set up last month with representatives from AIIMS, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, and Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi.
  • The survey aims to record specific, representative data on the most prevalent dental diseases in the country like dental decay, gum diseases, dentofacial deformities, cancerous lesions, dental fluorosis and dental trauma among others.
  • The health ministry has identified the Centre for Dental Education & Research (CDER) as the National Centre for Excellence for oral and dental health.


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