Govt plans personal health IDs, e-records for citizens

Key features — health ID, personal health records, Digi Doctor and health facility registry.

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New Delhi: Prime Minister is likely to announce the National Digital Health Mission (NDHM) on August 15, which has been envisaged as a complete digital health ecosystem with personal health IDs for every Indian, digitisation of health records as well as a registry of doctors and health facilities across the country.

The proposal has received in-principle Cabinet approval and the final nod is expected by the end of this week, top official sources said. “The PM is expected to announce launch of the mission as part of his Independence Day speech on August 15,” a source said. The digital platform will be launched with four key features — health ID, personal health records, Digi Doctor and health facility registry.

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At a later stage, it will also include e-pharmacy and telemedicine services, regulatory guidelines for which are being framed. The platform is voluntary as it will be up to an individual to get enrolled on the app.

Govt plans personal health IDs, e-records for citizens

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