Prime Minister announces launch of National Digital Health Mission

New Delhi, August 15, 2020: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi unfurled the tricolour at the Red fort to mark India’s 74th Independence Day here today.
Addressing the Nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort, the Prime Minister talked about various issues and also announced the launch of the National Digital Health Mission, which is expected to bring a new revolution in India’s health sector
In this, every Indian will be given a health ID. All your tests, every disease, which doctor gave you which medicine, when, what were your reports, all this information will be contained in this one health ID.
This will be linked to the registry of doctors and health facilities across the country.
It seeks to provide an efficient and affordable health coverage through a wide-range of data and infrastructure services.
The key feature of this mission is th technology part – it will leverage open digital systems to provide high-quality healthcare for all. It will integrate various digital health services to create an ecosystem which can assimilate existing health information systems.
The government has said that it will ensure security and privacy of personal information.
The Prime Minister also referred to the management of the Covid-19 pandemic, measures to boost domestic manufacturing as part of the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan, steps to revive the economy with a focus on middle class people .
He reiterated the importance of Aatmanirbhar Bharat and assured full support to fellow Indians during the need of the hour.
Over 130 crore Indians have decided to become ‘Aatmanirbhar’ amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“Becoming ‘Aatmanirbhar (self-reliant)’ is mandatory. I am confident that India will realise this dream. I am confident of the abilities, confidence and potential of my fellow Indians. Once we decide to do something, we do not rest until we achieve that goal,” he said.
The Prime Minister said that more than 7,000 projects have been identifiedacross various sectors and the National Infrastructure Pipeline Project will play a crucial role in pulling the country out of impact of Covid 19.
The Prime Minister emphasised that now along with Make in India , we have to move forward with mantra of Make for World also.

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