Healthcare facilities a click away: Ayushman Bharath Digital Mission

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On September 27, 2021 PM Narendra Modi put the Ayushman Bharath Digital Mission to sea.  

National Digital Health Mission was launched on August 15, 2020. Ayushman Bharath Digital Mission is a child of the National Digital Health Mission. The third anniversary of Ayushman Bharath Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana is also taking place now.  

Based on the foundations laid down in the form of Jan Dhan, Aadhaar, and Mobile (JAM) trinity, and other digital initiatives of the government, Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission will create a seamless online platform.  

Distinctive Digital Health ID: The core of the mission is to provide a distinctive digital health ID to every Indian citizen. This ID will also work as their health account. Their health details will be attached to it. As this health ID is digital, it will have greater portability. This will be helpful when the person has to shift to the hospital in case of emergencies, during accidents and when the person has to travel from one place. A lot of paperwork is avoided.  

Healthcare Professionals Registry (HPR): The details of registered doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers will be enrolled here. This will act as a magazine or directory where the details of all qualified professionals can be found. This registration will be open to all professionals from modern as well as traditional medical fields. This will ensure that only qualified and registered healthcare professionals are serving in the medical field. Thus, medical scams can be avoided.  

Healthcare Facilities Registries (HFR): A record of all the dispensaries, clinics, hospitals, and laboratories that can be registered. It will help people to track the nearest facility available where ever they are in the country much easier.  

The confidentiality of the medical records of an individual is a question. However, it is something ensured under this mission. Sharing of the details is always subject to the consent of the person.  

Ayushman Bharath Digital Mission is a scheme that incorporates technology and human resource for the betterment of the healthcare system in India. This will help government organizations as well as private parties to contribute to the building blocks of the National Digital Mission.  

Changes are not going to happen overnight. However, this is a crucial step and another milestone for Digital India

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