In an endeavour to bolster digital health infrastructure, Government is all set to announce the National Digital Health Mission soon. Reportedly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi may announce the Digital Mission, a yet another flagship initiative like Ayushman Bharat, on the occasion of this Independence Day, 15 August.
As a part of the plan, the government is working on a series of initiatives to bolster digital healthcare ecosystem. It includes personal health ID for every Indians, digitisation of health records as well as a registry of doctors and health facilities across the country.
A TOI report states that the plan is in its last leg and it has received in-principle cabinet approval.
“The implementation of NDHM is expected to significantly improve efficiency, effectiveness and transparency of health service delivery overall and accelerate India’s progress towards achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 3.8 of Universal Health Coverage including financial risk protection,” National Health Authority (NHA) Chief Executive Indu Bhushan was quoted as saying by the report.
Reportedly, NHA, the implementing agency of Ayushman Bharat, has created the digital platform which will be in the form of app or website.
The platform is voluntary as it will be up to an individual to get enrolled on the app. It will have four features including health ID and personal health records.