National Digital Health Mission, On the eve of the 74th Independence Day on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched an ambitious “National Digital Health Mission” while addressing the nation from the Red Fort. It will show the country assigning a health identity to each citizen, which will store all their medical records and facilitate access to medical services.
The National Digital Health Mission is considered to be the first step in developing a centralized mechanism for health care in India. Every citizen will soon have a personal health ID, which will include your past medical information, diagnostic reports, physician advice, hospital discharge details, and medications.
National Digital Health Mission
“From today, a big campaign will be launched in which technology will play a major role. The National Digital Health Mission is launching today. It will bring a new revolution in India’s healthcare sector and help reduce the problems of getting treatment with the help of technology,” Prime Minister Modi said in his Independence Day address. said.
The National Health Authority (NHA) has worked with the design, publication, and implementation of this work. The project is currently being piloted in 6 Union Territories of India – namely Ladakh, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, and Daman and Diu, Pondicherry, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep.
The Prime Minister hopes that a centralized mechanism will bring some efficiency and transparency in the health sector in India. A citizen’s health ID will be generated using his basic details and phone number or Aadhaar card. Like m-Aadhaar it is easily accessible via a mobile application and sees the uninterrupted flow of medical information after patient approval.
The health ID will not be mandatory as announced by The Print, but the government hopes to attract more citizens to track health records – digitally – from birth in the coming years. You do not need to create files and keep track of old drugs. Instead, you can click on the image of your report and add it to your health ID.
Moreover, India is currently in the advanced stage of testing three Govt-19 vaccines. This will trigger mass production and dissemination once scientists give the green signal. The current epidemic has given us an insight into the lack of health infrastructure in India. Therefore, the National Digital Health Mission has been proposed to develop the digital infrastructure needed to support the medical needs of the citizen in the future.