Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the National Digital Health Mission while addressing the nation from Red Fort on India's 74th Independence Day.
Modi said that the initiative which is completely technology-based will revolutionise the health sector in India.
Every Indian under the mission would get an ID card containing all relevant information about his/her medical conditions and treatments, tests etc, the Prime Minister said.
"Every Indian will get a Health ID card. Every they visit a doctor or a pharmacy, or a lab, all the detail will be registered in this health card. Ranging from doctor appointment to the medication prescribed, medical tests, when were they done, every bit of detail will be available in your health profile," Modi said.
Dr. Gaurav Minocha, Associate Director - cardiology at Max Hospital Vaishali says that " Digitilastion of healthcare will help better healthcare facilities in the country by facilitating doctor-patient connectivity. It can provide doctors easy access to the medical history of patients, which will be extremely useful especially in an emergency.