GUWAHATI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his speech on the occasion of the 74th Independence Day on Saturday, said that the government is launching a National Digital Health Mission.
Praising the health workers and frontline workers who are working relentlessly to defeat the novel coronavirus in today’s time, Modi said that the new campaign will bring a new revolution in the health sector of the country.
He said, “Under this campaign, every citizen will be given a Health ID from the government. Every Indian citizen’s medical records, test, every disease, which doctor gave you which medicine, all this information will be carried in this one health ID.”
The program seeks to provide efficient and affordable health coverage through a wide range of data and infrastructure services. It will integrate various digital health services to create an ecosystem which can assimilate existing health information systems.
Under the program, citizens will get a digital health ID which will be linked to the registry of doctors and health facilities across the country.
“The platform has been planned to improve efficiency, effectiveness and transparency of health service delivery. The health ID will be in the form of a mobile application of website,” the PM announced from the Red Fort in Delhi. It is going to be another flagship initiative of the government like Ayushman Bharat.
PM Modi also highlighted the importance to make India self-reliant, saying it was not just a word but should be a “mantra” for the people.