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Saturday, 15 August 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches health card scheme

New scheme launched by PM Narendra Modi, a single card will have a complete health record, an online record of what the disease is, where the test was done and what medicine was taken



  • The doctor's prescription and test report no longer have to be saved, all the information will be in the card
  • If you live in a village, you can get treatment from a doctor at home, you can also order medicine online.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the National Digital Health Mission (NDHM) from the Red Fort on the 74th Independence Day. With this, he said, this mission will prove to be revolutionary in the field of health of the country. Under this, every citizen will get a digital card. This card will give people many features. For example, what disease do you have? Which doctor did you see first? What tests were done? What treatment have you been given? What medicine do you need to take now? All the information like etc. will be in this card.


What facilities will be available in the scheme?



  • Everyone in the country will be given a health card. Once you get this card, you will not have to worry about saving all the prescriptions for doctors and medical tests.
  • This card will contain a personal health record. This will allow the concerned doctor to get information about your health history while treating any disease through this relevant app. This will make it easier for the doctor to treat you. If any medicine is harming you, it will be reported from this health history.
  • Digi Doctor facility will be available. This means that private and government doctors across the country will be able to register themselves.
  • Telemedicine will be available. This means that you will be able to get online treatment from any doctor registered on this platform.
  • E-pharmacy facility will be available. This means that you can order medicine online through this card.
  • Anyone can voluntarily join the scheme. It will take special care of his privacy.
  • There will be relief from difficulties like depositing money, rushing to the hospital to make a prescription etc. All of these things can now be made possible with a single digital card.

The purpose of this scheme is to create a digital health system




Its main objective is to create a digital health system for the entire country. It will be able to manage health data.

Managing health data will help the government formulate and implement health related plans.

The government has sanctioned a fund of Rs 470 crore for NDHM.

What will the DG Doctor have to do?


All doctors in the country will be allowed to register on the NDHM app. They can also give their mobile number on this platform if they wish. They will also be given the facility of digital sign. They can use it on an online prescription written to the patient.

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Optical fiber will reach more than 6 lakh villages in a day



Prime Minister Modi also mentioned the work being done for digital facilities in the country. "Before 2014, our country had optical fiber in 5 dozen panchayats," he said. After that, in 5 years, optical fiber has reached 1.5 lakh panchayats. Village participation in digital India has also become essential. With this in mind, we planned to reach out to every panchayat.



We have decided to deliver optical fiber to more than 6 lakh villages. Millions of kilometers of optical fiber will be laid. In a thousand days, the work of optical fiber will be completed in more than 6 lakh villages of the country.

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