The minister had also added that although the National Health Authority (NHA) is promoting
among the citizens, the IDs’ creation was voluntary.
. The development was based on the foundational digital resource—
by the government.
The data shall, however, retain its confidentiality, privacy, and security on health-related personal information.
Government Health Scheme
In addition, the Indian government had earlier launched the Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY)—the world’s largest government-funded, completely cashless, and paperless, health assurance scheme on September 23, 2018.
The scheme aims for providing health coverage per beneficiary family up to Rs. 5 lakh per annum to nearly 10.74 crore needy families (as identified from Socio-Economic Caste Census [SECC] data of 2011).
Almost 33 states and UTs have been employed AB-PMJAY except for the NCT of Delhi, West Bengal, and Odisha.
Equal Healthcare India
The Health ID not only provides a repository for all the health-related information of the person, but also includes the details of all the diseases diagnosed, investigations/tests done, doctors visited, and the medicines prescribed.
This shall allow equity for an effective diagnosis, for even the poor and middle-class citizens in just one click.