New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi rolled out the ambitious Pradhan Mantri Digital Health Mission (PM-DHM) under which, every citizen in India will now on, have a separate health ID.
While launching the Ayushman Bharat digital mission, PM Modi said, “The drive to strengthen the facilities of the country, in the last 7 years, is entering a new phase today. This is not an ordinary phase. This is an extraordinary phase.”
On 15th August 2020, PM had announced the mission (Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission) from the ramparts of the Red Fort.
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya was also present on the occasion. He said, “I believe that this will bring a revolutionary change in the health sector.”
Currently, over one lakh unique health IDs have been created under the National Digital Health Mission (NDHM), which was initially launched across six states and Union territories on a pilot basis on 15th August.
The nationwide rollout of PM-DHM coincides with the National Health Authority (NHA) celebrating the third anniversary of Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY).