Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced a plan to link all government hospitals and health infrastructure in the capital. The Delhi government plans to store the health data of all Delhiites on one cloud, so that health workers and doctors can be comfortable in treating Delhiites in future.
Kejriwal claimed that this facility will start within a year and all citizens of Delhi will be given Health e-Card.
What is Health e-Card?
The One Nation one health card scheme was announced under PM Modi’s Digital Health Mission. The government said that all citizens of the country need to get a health card.
The complete information about the treatment and test that results will be digitally saved in this card. The biggest advantage of this will be that when you go to any hospital or doctor in the country for treatment, you will not have to take all the prescription and test reports together. The doctor will be able to sit and watch all the medical records through your unique ID.
Hospitals, clinics, doctors will be linked to a central server to keep the medical data of the person. Every citizen will be issued a single unique ID. The National Digital Health Mission will focus on four things. Health ID, personal health records, registration of Digi doctors and health facilities across the country.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asserted that under this facility, there is a plan to connect all government and private hospitals in Delhi. “By 2021, every resident of Delhi visiting a hospital should be issued a card to avail the benefits of the government healthcare services. Post the issuing, we have to ensure that this card is integrated with the HIMS,” said Mr. Kejriwal.
“It is our duty to ensure that there is no inconvenience to the people of Delhi. This management system should be able to provide all the healthcare facilities to the people,” he added.