The Corona pandemic has indeed made the countries’ weak medical structure evident especially In India. While the nations are ramping up their medical infrastructure including the personnel, India is all set to revolutionise the healthcare system in the country.
With a motto of integrating technology with the health care ecosystem, Modi-led union government is likely to launch National Digital Health Mission (NDHM) as a part of which all the citizen will be issued personal health IDs. The mission also includes digitisation of health records as well as a registry of doctors and health facilities across the country.
Sources have it that the proposal already got tentative approval from the cabinet while the final nod is expected to be issued by the end of this week. If everything goes as per the plan, the government is planning to launch the mission on August 15th on the occasion of Independence Day.
However, the ecosystem would be a voluntary one and would be up to the individual, hospitals and doctors to enrol which is likely to have e-pharmacy and telemedicine services as well. The interested citizens need to link their Aadhaar with the unique health ID which would be applicable across states, hospitals, pharmacies and labs.
While the final proposal reportedly needs a budget of Rs 400 crores and sources have it that the Finance Ministry has already disbursed the required amount to the government.