August 16 2020: A National Digital Health Mission was launched on Independence Day. The Prime Minister announced in his I Day address:
“Every Indian will be given a Health ID. This Health ID will work like a Health Account of every Indian. This account will contain details of every test, every disease, the doctors you visited, the medicines you took and the diagnosis…all such information will be incorporated in the Health ID.”
“The National Digital Health Mission will eliminate all these difficulties related to appointment with a doctor, depositing money, making a slip in the hospital, etc. We are devising a system which will help each and every citizen to make a better and informed decision.”
The National Health Authority (NHA), the apex agency responsible for the implementation of Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, has been given the mandate by the government to design, build, roll-out and implement the NDHM in the country.The six union territories where the mission was rolled out through a pilot launch are Chandigarh, Ladakh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Puducherry, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep, the NHA said in a statement.
Details here at NHA site
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