Pradhan Mantri Digital Health Mission

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  • September 24, 2021
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Pradhan Mantri Digital Health Mission

Part of: Prelims and GS – II- Health & Governance

Context: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will announce the nationwide roll-out of Pradhan Mantri Digital Health Mission on September 27.

  • Under this, a unique digital health ID will be provided to the people, which will contain all the health records of the person.
    • Every time one visist a doctor or a pharmacy, everything will be logged in this card. From the doctor’s appointment to the medication, everything will be available in the health profile
  • It will not only digitise health records but also provides a registry of doctors and health facilities. 
  •  The mission is being rolled out on a pilot basis in six union territories inclusing Puducherry, Chandigarh, Ladakh, Lakshadweep, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Daman, Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
  • Implementing agency: The National Health Authority (NHA)
  • The NDHM is part of the Centre’s National Digital Health Blueprint, which aims to enhance healthcare delivery by setting up a core e-health database of international standards and, on paper, allowing patients to have control over their health data. 
  • With its key building blocks or applications, HealthID, DigiDoctor, Health Facility Registry, Personal Health Records, Telemedicine, and e-Pharmacy, the mission will bring together disparate stakeholders and radically strengthen — and, thus change — India’s healthcare delivery landscape.

Also Read: NDHM & Data Compliance

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