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Updated on: Monday, September 27, 2021, 09:24 AM IST

PM Modi to launch Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission today - Here's all you need to know

Photo Credit: PTI

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission today via video conferencing.

According to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), the launching of the programme will be at 11 am on Monday. Prime Minister Modi will also hold an address on the occasion.

A day before the launch, PM Modi took to Twitter, describing September 27 as an “important day for India's healthcare sector.” “27th September is an important day for India’s healthcare sector. At 11 AM, the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission would be launched. This Mission leverages technology to improve access to healthcare and opens doors for new innovation in the sector," he tweeted.

The pilot project of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission had been announced by the Prime Minister from the ramparts of the Red Fort on August 15, 2020. Currently, the Pradhan Mantri Digital Health Mission (PM-DHM) is being implemented in a pilot phase in six Union Territories.

The nation-wide rollout of the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission coincides with the National Health Authority (NHA) celebrating the third anniversary of Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY). Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will be present on the occasion.

Here's all you need to know about the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission:

According to PMO, 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 security, confidentiality and privacy of health-related personal information.

"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. The Mission will enable access and exchange of longitudinal health records of citizens with their consent," PMO said.

The key components of the 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/hospitals and healthcare service providers.

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 organizations, including private players, intending to be a part of the National Digital Health Ecosystem become a Health Information Provider or Health Information User or efficiently link with building blocks of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission.

PMO said that the Mission will create interoperability within the digital health ecosystem, similar to the role played by the Unified Payments Interface in revolutionizing payments. "Citizens will only be a click away from accessing healthcare facilities," PMO added.

(With inputs from Agencies)

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Published on: Monday, September 27, 2021, 09:24 AM IST
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