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Digitisation is giving a big boost to healthcare and medical education: Health Minister

  • IBEF
  • January 18, 2023

The Union Minister of Health, Family Welfare, Chemicals, and Fertilizers Mr. Mansukh Mandaviya stated that digitization is giving a big boost to the healthcare and medical education sectors in India and is also providing a much-needed safeguard against corruption. He added that there is no risk of data theft in the digitization of medical records of Indian citizens. He was speaking at a session organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and a consultancy firm, Ernst and Young (EY).

He said that access to records is available only after the consent of the patient through a single-use one-time password (OTP) and the data cannot be stored locally or accessed by any doctor, hospital, or laboratory after the patient has left.

In addition to it, Mr. Mansukh Mandaviya also said that technology and artificial intelligence (AI) are helping in a big way in the medical education sector with all colleges and institutions being linked to the National Medical Council.

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