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Bengaluru, NFAPost: The National Digital Health Mission is ready for a nationwide rollout soon. This was announced by National Health Authority and Ayushman Bharat Chairman Dr Indu Bhushan.

Speaking at the Bangalore Tech Summit 2020 on Thursday, Indu Bhushan said the digital health mission has been launched in six Union Territories of the country and is soon set for an all-India launch.

“Healthcare sector is emerging as one of the largest sectors in India and India is on the threshold of becoming a digital health nation. He said the mission of the new digital health programme is to provide for access and affordable medical health facilities to the citizens,” said Indu Bhushan.

He said under the Ayushman Bharat Universal Health Insurance scheme close to 500 million people of India’s population had been covered during the last one year which is almost half of the country’s population.

Indu Bhushan said under the insurance scheme health coverage up to Rs 5 lakh per household has been provided as medical health coverage across 24,000 networked hospitals.

He said Rs 17,000 crore worth of transactions had been effected covering treatment for 1.4 crore people under the Ayushman Bharat scheme during the last one year.

Indu Bhushan said given its scale of operation of the scheme, Ayushman Bharat is a 100% transaction-based model that runs on robust IT systems without compromising on security and privacy. He said the insurance scheme is data driven and all the gateways are integrated with the applications.

He said the IT framework is further being strengthened and made scalable as the country gets ready to go for the National Digital Health Mission.  

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