Health ID For Every Indian
Ayushman Bharat Mission: The Health ID of every citizen will also “work as their health account, to which personal health records can be linked and viewed with the help of a mobile application.”
Every Indian will now get a digital health ID, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today as he launched the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission.
The government – which has said the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission will play a key role in the digital health ecosystem. Citizens will now only be a click away from accessing healthcare facilities.
“Today begins a Mission that has the power to bring a revolutionary change in India’s health facilities. Three years ago, on Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya’s birth anniversary, Ayushman Bharat Yojana was implemented. I am happy that Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission is being started nationwide from today on its third anniversary,” the Prime Minister said.
The Health ID of every citizen will also “work as their health account, to which personal health records can be linked and viewed with the help of a mobile application,” says the government. The access and exchange of “longitudinal health records of citizens will be enabled with their consent,” an official statement says.
India is now working on a healthcare model that will work not just on curing diseases but preventing them too, he added.