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National Digital Health Mission


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level: National Digital Health Mission

Mains level: Healthcare in India

The National Digital Health Mission will soon be ready for a nationwide roll-out, confirmed the Chairman of National Health Authority and CEO of Ayushman Bharat.

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[Burning Issue] Rolling-out of National Digital Health Mission

National Digital Health Mission

  • Our PM has launched the National Digital Health Mission on 15th August 2020.
  • The mission aims to create an integrated healthcare system linking practitioners with the patients digitally by giving them access to real-time health records.
  • It is a complete digital health ecosystem. The digital platform will be launched with four key features — health ID, personal health records, Digi Doctor and health facility registry.
  • At a later stage, it will also include e-pharmacy and telemedicine services, regulatory guidelines for which are being framed.

Its implementation

  • The NDHM is implemented by the National Health Authority (NHA) under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
  • The National Health Authority (NHA), is also the implementing agency for Ayushman Bharat.

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