PM Modi to launch National Digital Health Mission tomorrow: Key points

  • The pilot project of National Digital Health Mission had been announced by PM Modi from the ramparts of the Red Fort on August 15, 2020
  • Currently, the Pradhan Mantri Digital Health Mission (PM-DHM) is being implemented in pilot phase in 6 UTs

Edited By Aparna Banerjea
Updated26 Sep 2021
PM Narendra Modi
PM Narendra Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to launch the historic health initiative nationwide, the Pradhan Mantri Digital Health Mission, on Monday via video conference. Under this, a unique digital health ID will be provided to the people, which will contain all the health records of the person.

The pilot project of National Digital Health Mission had been announced by PM Modi from the ramparts of the Red Fort on August 15, 2020.

Currently, the Pradhan Mantri Digital Health Mission (PM-DHM) is being implemented in pilot phase in six Union Territories.

In a historic initiative, Prime Minister Modi will launch the PM-DHM on September 27, 2021 at 11 AM via video conferencing, which will be followed by his address on the occasion, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said in a statement.

Earlier, Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya announced the launch via Twitter.

“PM Narendra Modi ji to announce nationwide rollout of Pradhan Mantri Digital Health Mission on September 27. Under this, a unique digital health ID will be provided to the people, which will contain all the health records of the person,” Mandaviya tweeted.

Here are the key points of the National Digital Health Mission: 

-The nationwide rollout of PM-DHM coincides with National Health Authority (NHA) celebrating the third anniversary of Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY), the statement said.

-Union Health Minister Mansukh Madaviya will be present on the occasion.

-Based on the foundations laid down in the form of Jan Dhan, Aadhaar and Mobile (JAM) trinity and other digital initiatives of the government, PM-DHM will create a seamless online platform through the provision of a wide-range of data, information and infrastructure services, duly leveraging open, interoperable, standards-based digital systems while ensuring the security, confidentiality and privacy of health-related personal information, the PMO said.

-The mission will enable access and exchange of longitudinal health records of citizens with their consent, it said.

-The key components of PM-DHM include a health ID for every citizen that will also work as their health account, to which personal health records can be linked and viewed with the help of a mobile application, a Healthcare Professionals Registry (HPR) and Healthcare Facilities Registries (HFR) that will act as a repository of all healthcare providers across both modern and traditional systems of medicine.

-This will ensure ease of doing business for doctors and hospitals and healthcare service providers, the statement said.

-PM-DHM Sandbox, created as a part of the mission, will act as a framework for technology and product testing that will help organizations, including private players, intending to be a part of National Digital Health Ecosystem become a Health Information Provider or Health Information User or efficiently link with building blocks of PM-DHM.

-This mission will create interoperability within the digital health ecosystem, similar to the role played by the Unified Payments Interface in revolutionizing payments, the PMO said.

-Citizens will only be a click-away from accessing healthcare facilities, it said. 

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