Health ID Card: New One Nation One Health Card Scheme 2020

One Nation One Card Scheme 2020 | National Health ID Card India | Online Application Procedure

On the eve of 74th Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced National Digital Health Mission (NDHM) 2020 under which Health ID will be issued to every Indian.

This idea was initially proposed by India’s think tank Niti Aayog in June 2018 for wider consultation for digitizing India’s health care system called National Health Stack

This scheme will bring a big revolution in the health care sector and provide access to a healthcare facility for every single person in this country.

In this article, we will share all the details regarding the implementation of the scheme like online application process, eligibility criteria

What is Health ID Card 2020?

Health ID Card is a unique digital information card where the complete health profile of a person is stored. It will completely eradicate the problem of getting treatment in various healthcare facilities across the country. It will be issued to every person

A 14 digit unique number will be provided for each individual

Each of the Health ID is provided as an account wherein every visit to a doctor will be recorded in it. Similarly, the prescription from the healthcare facility, lists of tests done to you, medical reports and major diseases diagnosed will be digitally saved.

Hospital and health profession details who treated your ailment will be logged into your database

Ownership of the health database will be solely with individual

With this scheme, people do not require to carry physical health records each time they visit the hospital.

Health infrastructure in the country will improve because of the implementation of the technology

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Government Action Plan For One Nation One Health Card

An amount of Rs. 500 crores have been allocated in the first phase for implementation of the scheme

This mission for implementation of this will be headed by union health minister will supervise and guide the National Digital Health Mission (NDHM)

Group members in this mission will include ministers of Information Technology, AYUSH, Women and Child Development, Social Justice and Empowerment, Member Health (NITI Aayog), the principal scientific advisor, health secretaries, and the CEO of National Health Authority

The central government is considering to launch this National Health ID Card in the phased manner first covering urban areas and gradually expanding the scheme to rural areas of the country

This health ID scheme will be started on a pilot basis in union territories like Puducherry, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Ladakh by August end

In the second phase, it will be tested in additional states

Finally, the national rollout of the scheme

Due to fears of data privacy of the people, the government is considering the limit of access to your health data to medical professions/doctors only after your prior permission

Your data will be shared only one time with those medical professionals who treat you for disease

Another important thing about this scheme is it is optional to link your health data with unique health id issued by the government

Aaadhar card will be linked with Health ID card database of individuals for availing other direct benefit transfer schemes

Health ID data will be linked to health consent manager which seeks the patient’s permission before sharing your health data with doctors from the personal health records module of the centralized database

This Health ID card scheme will be optional, people can enroll or can opt-out if they have any doubts or fears of data privacy

By not making it mandatory for everyone to opt for Health ID Card, government quoted saying that people who opted out will also be given priority treatment without questioning them

Gradually this Health ID card scheme will be connected only with clinics or hospitals but also with insurance companies who can accurately take a decision on insurance claims by patients. Medical stores will also be connected at a later stage

Key Points of Health ID Card

Name of The CardHealth ID Card
Name of The MissionNational National Digital Health Mission
Name of The SchemeAyushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana
Launched ByPrime Minister Narendra Modi
BeneficiariesThis Health ID card is beneficial to the citizens of the country
Year of Announcement2020
Launch Year2021
Purpose of The SchemeTo provide Health ID cards to all Indians and good healthcare
Supervision underMinistry of Health and Family Welfare, GOI
Courtesy: WION

One Nation One Ration Card Objective

  • To bring transparency in the healthcare sector so that patients do not have to pay huge sums of money to private hospitals without any receipts for their treatment
  • The Doctors consultations will be recorded so that no fake receipts are generated
  • This scheme will make systematic changes in the health services sector to make it more efficient in treating patients with an accurate diagnosis
  • The effective management of healthcare will ultimately increase the life expectancy of an individual

Eligibility For Obtaining National Health ID Cards

  • Firstly, you should be a citizen of India with permanent residency here to get the Health ID Card
  • Aaadhar card with Registered mobile number linked to it
  • Ration card / Pan card
  • Passport size photograph
  • Bank passbook

One Nation One Ration Card Scheme

Health Data Card Components

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)

EMRs are digital health records database which is used within a hospital or a clinic to support patient diagnosis and treatment. NDHM will update these records to support standards and provide access to patient’s data.

Electronic Health Records (EHR)

EHRs will have records of a patient accessible with doctors and healthcare professionals across the country and are used within a Healthcare system (with state governments interlinked) to provide better care for patients.

Personal Health Records (PHR)

PHRs is a software application system which facilitates patients to add medical data, compile and update their own records which can help them better manage their healthcare

Digi Doctor Platform (Doctor’s Directory)

It is a single, updated repository of all doctors in nation with details such as name, qualifications, name of the institutions of qualifications, specializations, registration number with State medical councils and experience. The directory will be kept up-to-date as new doctors pass out from medical colleges

Health Facility Registry

The Health Facility Registry is a repository of all the healthcare facilities. The registry will be centralized which store and facilitate the exchange of data between public and private healthcare facilities in the country.

The registry will allow health facilities to access their profile and update it periodically with specialities and services to provide a secure platform to maintain all important information. Facilities will be able to e-sign documents such as patient records, apply for empanelment and have easier claims processing

Benefits of The Health ID Card

  • Carrying of medical reports physically will be eliminated completely
  • All the data related to the person is stored digitally and can be accessed from anywhere in the world through a unique identification number
  • Now there will not be any tension of losing any medical report which is stored physically
  • Patients will save a lot of money by avoiding to repeat the same tests done by the various medical professions earlier who treated the patient
  • The central government and state governments will also save thousands of crores being diverted or wasted as only targetted beneficiaries will get all the benefits of the scheme
  • Corruption will also be reduced drastically through this kind of digitization of citizen services
  • The health data of all Indians will be centralised and securely stored without any fears of individual privacy
  • Now, doctors can treat the patients with the help of telemedicine so that you do not have to go to the clinic or visiting hospitals
  • If you are a frequent traveller, or you have to go to some other city for work, then you can consult a doctor in that city for your treatment by giving access to your health data so that he can respond faster
  • It will greatly increase the quality of health care by reducing the preventable medical errors to a greater extent
  • In the case of any further pandemic, the government can identify the people who are prone to diseases and treating them in time or preventing them from becoming sick
  • In case of a medical emergency, the patient can be treated in the home by giving him appropriate medicine and treatment without wasting time in taking the patient in the ambulance to the hospital if it is very far
  • With the health history of the patient stored in the digital health id account, health professionals can take preventive steps to make the patient stay healthy
  • Lastly, these measures will hugely impact the life of a common man regarding health-related benefits

Application Procedure For Health ID Card

  • Since the announcement has been made only on Aug 15, 2020, by PM Narendra Modi, implementation of this scheme may take some more time.
  • The early half of 2021 is when the scheme will come into force and all the latest information regarding this Health ID scheme will be updated here
  • As soon as the official website is created for it, we will explain the procedure to fill the application form online in details
  • Stay tuned to this page and bookmark it for updates

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