Prime Minister Modi on Monday, launched the ‘Pradhan Mantri National Digital Health Mission’ through an online platform. The program will allow the general public to access and maintain digital health records through a ’14-digit unique digital health ID’ that will be provided to all the users and will contain information related to the health records of that particular individual.
Earlier on the occasion of Independence Day, PM Modi had announced the pilot project of NDHM. Currently, the Pradhan Mantri Digital Health Mission (PM-DHM) is being implemented in a pilot phase in six Union Territories.
“Today begins a Mission that has the power to bring a revolutionary change in India’s health facilities. Three years ago, on Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya’s birth anniversary, Ayushman Bharat Yojana was implemented. Happy that Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission is being started nationwide from today,” the Prime Minister said during the launch event.
The mission will create electronic medical records (EMR) for each individual, according to the NDHM’s website, which will allow doctors to track data over time, easily identify which patients are due for preventive screenings or check-ups, check how their patients are doing on certain parameters (such as blood pressure readings) and monitor and improve the overall quality of care within the practice.