Free Health IDs Generated By National Health Authority

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13 December 2021 Current Affairs:On December 10, Lok Sabha was informed that the government has made a provision to generate a health ID for every citizen free of cost.

Highlights:

  • Health IDs creation is voluntary, and as of now, more than 140 million health IDs have been created.
  • The National Health Authority is developing understanding among citizens concerning the usage and advantages of Health IDs for providing their maximum participation.

Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission

  • The Prime Minister established this mission on Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana’s (AB PM-Jay) 3rd anniversary.  
  • The PM first revealed it on August 15, 2020. The Ayushman Bharat scheme was founded on the recommendation of National Health Policy 2017 to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

Digital Health IDs

  • Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission also seeks to provide digital health IDs for all Indian citizens to equip health records digitally to hospitals, insurance firms, and citizens.
  • The health ID works as the health account of citizens and comprises all the details of every disease, every test, the doctors visited, the diagnosis, and the medicines are accepted.
  • IDs are supplied free of cost willingly. and will help diagnose health data and equip for better planning, budgeting, and execution of the health programs.

Healthcare Facilities & Professionals’ Registry

  • Healthcare Professionals’ Registry (HPR) and Healthcare Facilities Registry (HFR) are also set up.
  •  It permits easy electronic keys to health infrastructure and medical professionals. 
  • HPR is a vast repository of all healthcare professionals who deliver healthcare services.

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