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Over 4 crore health records of citizens digitized and linked with their Ayushman Bharat Health Account (ABHA) numbers under Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM)

Under the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM), over 4 crore health records have been linked to the Ayushman Bharat Health Account (ABHA) accounts of individuals. The ABDM scheme is making progress in building a comprehensive digital health ecosystem for the country, as more than 29 crore citizens have generated their unique ABHA so far.

Citizens will be able to access and manage their health records when they are linked to their ABHA accounts digitally and it helps them to create a comprehensive medical history across various healthcare providers. Those digitally stored health records can also be shared with ABDM registered healthcare providers.

Dr. R.S. Sharma, CEO, National Health Authority (NHA), said “As the implementing agency for ABDM, National Health Authority is working closely with different stakeholders to ensure that the benefits of digital health services can be availed by more citizens. We’re planning to launch an incentive scheme for health facilities such as hospitals, clinics, diagnostic labs etc. to further promote digitization of health records. We’re also encouraging different health locker applications to integrate with ABDM so that citizens get more choice for storing and managing their digital records.” He further stated, “with continuous focus on digitization of health records, we aim to achieve paperless medical consultations and thereby more accuracy in each transaction between the patient and healthcare service provider.”

ABHA has been carried out with the support of State Governments and the main contributors are Government of Andhra Pradesh, Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY, Reproductive and Child Health (RCH) scheme under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, eHospital and CoWin among others.

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