On Monday, Indian Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi launched the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission that will provide digital health ID to people that will have their health records. The announcement regarding the mission came from the ramparts of the Red Fort on August 15, 2020.
The Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission is in its trial phase in six union territories of the country. Its celebration coincides with the third anniversary of the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana. Ayushnan Bharat Digital’s goals are based on the JAM trinity of Jan Dhan, Aadhar, and Mobile (JDAM) and government initiatives.
This newly launched mission will create a seamless online platform that will have the provision of a broad range of data, information, and infrastructure services. According to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the mission will have duly leveraging open, interoperable, standards-based digital systems and will ensure the security, confidentiality, and privacy of health-related personal information.
The Prime Minister also added that it will enable the access and exchange of longitudinal health records of citizens with their consent. The citizens of the country will be just a click away from accessing the health care facilities.