In what could be termed as the initial step for digitising the health records and issuing of its people health cards, Bihar has roped in a Pune-based company to run a pilot project for providing preventive health check-ups and creating electronic medical records of the people of Kalyanbigha in Nalanda district. As part of the National Digital Health Mission, the initiative is aimed at enabling people to access digitally their medical records, which is synced to their health cards once the system is up and running. Nalanda is the home district of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
Initiated on 1 September, The pilot project of eHealthSystems Technologies LLP will use the mobile laboratory units and fully automatic laboratory units to provide a set of essential diagnostic services free of cost to all the residents, Dr Ambarish Darak, Director, eHealthSystems has said.
According to Dr Darak, eHealthSystems will carry out investigations on 76 parameters. This includes blood serum, urine, and ECG tests. They will also speak to people for knowing about their medical case history. He also said that the digital health records will be stored on a cloud server system. The digital health record can be accessed on eHealthSystem mobile app for the mobile phone users, on a personal health card for non-mobile phone users, and via wristband for children.