The Centre will roll out the Pradhan Mantri Digital Health Mission on September 27. Earlier known as the National Digital Health Mission has now been renamed as Pradhan Mantri Digital Health Mission.
The primary aim of this mission is to enhance the efficiency of the healthcare system in India.
This mission will be implemented by National Health Authority, which is also implementing the Ayushman Bharat Yojana.
This facility will be available in the format of an app as well as on the website.
Under this initiative, a Unique Health ID will be created against every person with the help of some basic and simple information like the information on their Aadhar card and their phone numbers.
This mission will be implemented by National Health Authority, which is also implementing the Ayushman Bharat Yojana.The card having the Unique Health ID will contain all the health details of the person including his/ her appointments with doctors, detail of prior stay at hospitals, a summary of discharge reports, details of health insurance (if any), details of medicines which they buy from the medicos or pharmacy.
It is assumed that it will be a one-stop need for all the health demands of the common man, will reduce the burden of papers like reports and prescriptions and people can refrain from standing in long queues at hospitals and doctor's chambers.
Access to health records will just be a click away for doctors once given consent by the patient. The mission supports Universal Health Coverage in an efficient, accessible, inclusive, affordable and safe manner.
This project is currently in its pilot phase in the Union Territories of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Ladakh, Lakshadweep and Pondicherry.
This mission will have several other advantages like it will be pocket-friendly, will increase the efficiency of treatment and will reach the rural masses.