Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has requested Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for implementation of Ayushman Bharat Yojana and the National Digital Health Mission (NDHM) in the state.
In a letter, Pradhan informed that the two schemes hold immense potential in improving the lives of people in Odisha.
“NDHM will be able to offer maximum benefit to states when integrated with the Ayushman Bharat,” said the Minister.
He requested the Chief Minister to extend whole-hearted support for the implementation of NDHM which will provide timely and efficient access to inclusive, affordable and safe healthcare to the people of Odisha.
“NDHM is a holistic and voluntary healthcare programme which will involve all relevant stakeholders for the transformation of digital health infrastructure in India. True to the spirit of Prime Minister’s Digital India vision, the NDHM leverages the transformative power of e-governance by introducing the concept of a Unique Healthcare ID (UHID) for every citizen in India.
The UHID will be a repository of all health-related information of a person, such as medical tests, previous prescriptions, diagnosis, treatments, all historical health records,” the said Pradhan.