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Digital health mission ready for nationwide roll-out soon.
• Health ID– Health account will contain details of every test, every disease, the doctors visited, the medicines taken and the diagnosis. This information will be very useful as it is portable and easily accessible even if the patient shifts to new place and visits a new doctor. The health ID card is created with details like Aadhar and mobile number and generate unique ID for each individual.
• It voluntary healthcare programme which will integrate doctors, hospitals, pharmacies, insurance companies and make a digital health infrastructure.
• It will bring cheers to the poor and disadvantaged.
• The national digital health mission includes health ID, digidoctor, telemedicine, ePharmacy , healthcare registry and personal health records digitally stored.
Aim of the Mission: To provide quality health care is implementing Pradhan Mantri Jan arogyayojana- Ayushman Bharat scheme providing free health care to almost half the population of the country.
Current scenario of heath sector:
Health service sector is most crucial especially during a pandemic outbreak. The medical services are made accessible to poor and rural people through teleconsultancy by government. eSanjeevani scheme is getting popular during covid 19 lockdown as people are not able to travel to hospitals and doctors are busy treating covid 19 patients.
there should be reforms in health care system , Poor people are not getting good medical care and it is necessary to set up AIIMS like medical institutes in every district so that villagers don’t have to travel much to get good health care.
Source- The Hindu