Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the launch of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission scheme praised various Central Government schemes starting from Jan Dhan to the vaccination drive.
“From rashan to prashasan, UPI is reaching the common man. With 118 crore mobile subscribers, about 80 crore internet users & about 43 crore Jan Dhan bank accounts, nowhere in the world would you be seeing such a huge digital infrastructure," said Modi on Monday.
He also praised the CoWIN platform, declaring “from vaccination registration to certification, no system is as massive".
PM Modi was speaking today at the launch of his government’s flagship medical welfare scheme - the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission, a key component of which is a unique ID for every citizen to which all their personal medical and health records can be linked and transported.
The pilot project of the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission had been announced by the prime minister from the ramparts of the Red Fort on August 15, 2020.
Currently, Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission is being implemented in a pilot phase in six union territories.
Its nationwide roll-out coincides with the National Health Authority celebrating the third anniversary of the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY).
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 through the provision of a wide range of data, information and infrastructure services, duly leveraging open, interoperable, standards-based digital systems while ensuring the security, confidentiality and privacy of health-related personal information, according to the Prime Minister"s Office (PMO).
It will enable access and exchange of longitudinal health records of citizens with their consent, the PMO said.
The key components of the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission include a health ID for every citizen that will also work as their health account, to which personal health records can be linked and viewed with the help of a mobile application, a Healthcare Professionals Registry (HPR) and Healthcare Facilities Registries (HFR) that will act as a repository of all healthcare providers across both modern and traditional systems of medicine.
This will ensure ease of doing business for doctors and hospitals and healthcare service providers.
The Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission Sandbox, created as a part of the mission, will act as a framework for technology and product testing that will help organisations, including private players, intending to be a part of the National Digital Health Ecosystem become a health information provider or a health information user or efficiently link with building blocks of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission, the PMO said.
This mission will create interoperability within the digital health ecosystem, similar to the role played by the Unified Payments Interface in revolutionising payments, it said.