Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission launched

Through the platform, citizens can now access medical facilities and consultations through the telemedicine approach

September 27, 2021

A unique Health id will be created for every patient and health records will be stored on the platform with app accessibility.

The platform will also include Healthcare Professionals Registry and Healthcare Facilities Registry.

Interoperability to be facilitated and data to be utilized to help plan national health programmes and campaigns.

Digitization enabled the onboarding of 10.83 million subscribers, 17.6 million Aadhar IDs and 5.8 million PMJDY accounts.

Prime Minister Modi, today, launched the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission, a nationwide platform designed to revolutionize the healthcare sector by giving citizens access to quality treatments and consultations through telemedicine. As part of the initiative, a Health ID will be given to each citizen and their medical records stored safely on the platform with the added benefit of mobile application accessibility. 

The Healthcare Professionals Registry (HPR) and Healthcare Facilities Registry (HFR) will also be included on the platform. Furthermore, patients will be allowed to communicate their concerns with doctors in the language of their choice. A pilot programme spread across six States and Union Territories has been successful in creating close to one lakh health IDs under the National Digital Health Mission (NDHM). The platform will enable the onboarding of patients free of cost and will allow for interoperability, should patients change doctors or centres of treatment. From a broader perspective, the insights from the platform will be utilized to facilitate greater national level planning of health programmes and initiatives.

While launching the initiative, Prime Minister Modi remarked “The drive to strengthen the health facilities of the country, in the last 7 years, is entering a new phase today. This is not an ordinary phase. This is an extraordinary phase”. He observed that the Government’s digitization initiatives have resulted in the creation of 10.83 million subscribers, 17.6 million Aadhar IDs and 5.8 million PMJDY accounts. The Ayushman Bharat initiative was launched in 2018 to help communities from economically weaker sections of the society to avail cost-effective and quality healthcare solutions.