National Digital Health Mission to make medical services accessible to all


At a time when COVID-19 has overwhelmed the country’s healthcare system, the National Digital Health Mision launched by the government will benefit the millions of people. While the mission calls for making medical services accessible to all, it further aims to bring cheers to the poor and helpless by delivering healthcare systems to their doorstep.

Under the scheme, every Indian will now be provided a Health ID supported by a health account which will have information on all the diseases of the cardholder, besides details of the diagnosis, treatment, medicines taken and the doctors visited. All this information will be digitally stored and accessible to the doctors to help them treat patients with all the information on their medical history.

It will in a way integrate hospitals, doctors, pharmacies, and insurance companies to create a digital health infrastructure. The National Digital Health Mision will overall encompass Health ID, telemedicine, digidoctor, healthcare registry, personal health records, and ePharmacy.

The union government has already implemented Ayushman Bharat that provides free healthcare to the poor under Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana. On similar lines, eSanjeevani and Jan Aushadhi schemes have been implemented to make health services accessible to the people.

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