New Delhi: The Union Cupboard on Saturday accepted the nationwide rollout of the Ministry of Well being and Household Welfares’ Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission with a finances of Rs 1,600 crore for 5 years.
The Nationwide Well being Authority would be the implementing company of the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission.
“Digital well being options throughout the healthcare ecosystem have confirmed helpful over time, with CoWIN, Arogya Setu and eSanjeevani demonstrating the position know-how can play in enabling entry to healthcare. Nevertheless, there’s a have to combine such options for the continuum of care, and efficient utilisation of sources,” stated the Well being Ministry.
What Is Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission?
Below the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission, residents can create their very own ABHA (Ayushman Bharat Well being Account) quantity which may be linked to their digital well being data.
This may assist the customers to create longitudinal well being data for people throughout numerous healthcare suppliers and enhance medical decision-making by well being suppliers.
In accordance with the Well being Ministry, the scheme will enhance equitable entry to high quality healthcare by encouraging the usage of applied sciences akin to telemedicine and enabling nationwide portability of well being providers.
ABDM Well being Accounts
A pilot of the ABDM was accomplished within the six union territories of Ladakh, Chandigarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu, Puducherry, Andaman, and the Nicobar Islands, and Lakshadweep with profitable demonstration of know-how platform developed by the NHA.
A digital sandbox was created in the course of the pilot the place greater than 774 accomplice options underwent integration.
17,33,69,087 Ayushman Bharat Well being Accounts have been created and 10,114 medical doctors and 17,319 well being amenities have been registered in ABDM, as of February 24, 2022.
“Not solely will ABDM facilitate evidence-based decision-making for efficient public well being interventions, however it would additionally catalyse innovation and generate employment throughout the healthcare ecosystem,” the Ministry stated.