The Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission

The Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission will be launched in the country, with a budget of Rs 1600 crore for five years

In September last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM). The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has announced that the Union Cabinet has approved its introduction at the national level.

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The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It will now be implemented across the country. The statement said that the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare will be launched across the country with a budget of Rs 1,600 crore for five years. Under the scheme, people will be able to open their Ayusman Bharat health account. It can contain their health information digitally. It will be able to create a well-documented health record among various health care providers, and the next time a patient goes to treatment, he or she will be able to digitally display his or her health record and decide for the doctor concerned for his or her treatment. The plan was launched by the central government on a trial basis. The pilot project of the mission was successfully tested in four Union Territories of Ladakh, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Havelli and Daman and DU, Puducherry, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Laxm Island. As of February 27, 2022, 143,37,07 Ayushman Bharat health accounts have been created in ABDM, while 10,114 doctors and 14,318 health facilities have been registered on the platform.

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