National Health portal for India

The center is soon establishing a national database for the medical records of all the citizens from birth to death will come out with the launch of a National Health Portal. The Finance Ministry’s Expenditure Finance Committee has given a nod to the Health Ministry’s proposal which will now go to the Union Cabinet for approval. According to MoS for Health and Family Welfare Dinesh Trivedi, has agreed with setting up of a national Health portal. The portal, recommended by the National Knowledge Commission, will make the optimum use of technology for establishing a database for the medical records of all citizens and other health-related issues. The portal will give information on standardisation and protocols in the public domain. There are lot of benefits of a health portal as to ensure that the medical records of all citizens are electronically stored for ease of access by pathologists and doctors for diagnosis and treatment of patients.

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