National Digital Health Mission launched

The mission aims at providing residents of the territory unique digital health identity cards

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PUDUCHERRY: Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (Jipmer) on Tuesday launched the flagship programme of Prime Minister Narendra Modi — ‘National Digital Health Mission’ — to extend digital healthcare to the people of the Union territory of Puducherry.

The mission aims at providing residents of the territory unique digital health identity cards and to set up a digital repository with complete health information of the residents. The mission also aims at setting up a digital registry of doctors and healthcare facilities.

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Jipmer director (acting) Ashok Badhe formally launched the mission and created his personal digital health identity card to mark the occasion. Badhe appealed to the residents to extend complete cooperation to the mission as per the mandate of the Prime Minister to reap the benefits of the digital revolution in the public healthcare system.

Puducherry health secretary T Arun, mission nodal officer of Puducherry Anandalakshmi and National Health Authority representative Ganesh, Jipmer information technology section head Ravi Kumar Chittoria, mission nodal officer of Jipmer N G Rajesh and hospital information system officer-in-charge Kalayarasan participated in the function.

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