Essay – National Digital Health Mission SSC CGL Tier 3 I SSC CHSL Tier 2
Honorable Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi announced a national health ID for every Indian while addressing the nation on the occasion of 74th Independence Day. This ambitious mission, unveiled on 15 August, finds its roots in a 2018 Niti Aayog proposal to create a centralized mechanism to uniquely identify every participating user in the National Health Stack.
The national health ID will be a repository of all health-related information of a person. Every patient who wishes to have their health records available digitally must start by creating a unique Health ID. The health ID will contain information about medical data, prescriptions and diagnostic reports, and summaries of previous discharge from hospitals for ailments.
Each Health ID will be linked to a health data consent manager — such as National Digital Health Mission — which will be used to seek the patient’s consent and allow for a seamless flow of health information from the Personal Health Records module.