PM Modi Thanks Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates For "Kind Words" On Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission

by Swarajya Staff - Sep 30, 2021 09:08 AM +05:30 IST
PM Modi Thanks Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates For "Kind Words" On Ayushman Bharat Digital MissionMicrosoft Co-Founder Bill Gates with Prime Minister Narendra Modi (File Photo) (Representative Image)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday (29 September) thanked Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates for his "kind words" on the launch of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission.

In a tweet on Wednesday, Bill Gates congratulated PM Modi for the launch of the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission.

"Congratulations PM Modi on the national launch of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission. This digital health infrastructure will help ensure equitable, accessible healthcare delivery and accelerate progress on India’s health goals," Gates tweeted.

In response to a Gates' tweet, PM Modi said, "Thank you Bill Gates for the kind words on the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission. There is immense scope in leveraging technology for betterment of health infrastructure and India is working hard in this direction."

It should be noted that the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission was launched by PM Modi on 27 September.

Based on the foundations laid down in the form of Jan Dhan, Aadhaar and Mobile (JAM) trinity and other digital initiatives of the government, Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission will create a seamless online platform through the provision of a wide-range of data, information and infrastructure services, duly leveraging open, interoperable, standards-based digital systems while ensuring the security, confidentiality and privacy of health-related personal information, according to a PMO release.

The mission will enable access and exchange of longitudinal health records of citizens with their consent.

The key components of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission include a health ID for every citizen that will also work as their health account, to which personal health records can be linked and viewed with the help of a mobile application; a Healthcare Professionals Registry (HPR) and Healthcare Facilities Registries (HFR) that will act as a repository of all healthcare providers across both modern and traditional systems of medicine. This will ensure ease of doing business for doctors/hospitals and healthcare service providers.

Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission Sandbox, created as a part of the Mission, will act as a framework for technology and product testing that will help organizations, including private players, intending to be a part of National Digital Health Ecosystem become a Health Information Provider or Health Information User or efficiently link with building blocks of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission, it added.

This Mission will create interoperability within the digital health ecosystem, similar to the role played by the Unified Payments Interface in revolutionizing payments. Citizens will only be a click-away from accessing healthcare facilities, the release said.

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