Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the “One Nation One Health Card” yojana on the 74th Independence Day to transform India’s health care system. Under the One Nation One Health Card Yojana, the medical records, including the medical history, treatments, and tests of every individual, will be saved in a digital platform, which can be accessed from anywhere throughout India by any authorized person through a digital means.
India, as the world’s second-largest and fastest-growing economy, faces unrivalled challenges in the health sector. India has experienced massive economic growth leading to significant poverty reduction in the past ten years. India’s infant mortality rate has declined from 66 percent to 33 percent per 1,000 live births from the year 2000 to 2015, which has led to increased life expectancy from 63 to 68 years and reduced mortality rates from 374 to 174 per 100,000 live births. The Indian health sector has attracted foreign patients having vital pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries with world-class scientists and leading hospitals.
Yet, India has been facing resolute and formidable health challenges, especially for the poor section of society, including child malnutrition, low birth weights, premature deaths, increased neonatal and maternal mortalities. Under the direction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Government of India has been trying to provide comprehensive health coverage and reduce the disparities between rich and poor and make a strong health care system for India.
Following are the features of One Nation One Health Card Yojana-
The one Nation One Health Card Yojana will be implemented throughout India by the Government, that will be first initiated by a few selected states and then launched throughout India. The health-related information of the patients will be available under the PM Health ID Card that will be launched in 6 Union Territories of Andaman and Nicobar Island, Ladakh, Chandigarh, Puducherry, Lakshadweep, Daman Deep, and Dadar Nagar Haveli.
The Government of India will be held responsible for the maintaining the privacy concerns and keep the data safe that is stored in the Health Card under One Nation One Health Card Yojana. In case, if any person wants to share his health id card data to a doctor, a One Time Password (OTP) or a single Time Access will be provided to the doctor through which he will be able to access the report on the free will of the patient.
Following are the benefits of One Nation One Health Card Yojana-
To be eligible for the One Nation One Health Card Yojana, the basic requirement for application is that an applicant must be a permanent resident of India and must have Adhaar Card.
The documents required for applying under this healthcare scheme is as following-
Following are the steps for online application for the One Nation One Health Card Yojana-
Step 1- Visit the official website- http://healthid.ndhm.gov.in/
Step 2- Check details whether the applicant’s state is listed for health cards availability or not.
Step 3- Click on ‘’ Create your health id now’’ option, if the applicant’s state or Union Territory is mentioned on the list.
Step 4- An option of application using Mobile Phone or Aadhar Number will be available.
Step 5- On choosing the Adhaar Number option by the applicant, link the mobile number to the Aadhar Card via verification pin.
Step 6- Enter the registration form by verifying the 6-digit code.
Step 7- The registration form will be indicated on the screen.
Step 8- Submit the form after completing the registration form.
The web portal under One Nation One Health Card Yojana will consist of a Non-personal health data and personal health data. A Personal Health Data consists of a detailed information of all the health-related problems, its treatments, and medical conditions. Whereas a Non-personal health data consists of an accumulated data related to health issues where all information that is personally identifiable are removed.
The One Nation One Health Card Yojana is an exemplary step by the Government of India which will be implemented in different phases where a budget of Rs. 500 crores has been allocated for the implementation of the first phase of the scheme. The biggest perk of launching this healthcare scheme is that a person is not bound to carry all his prescriptions and reports with him all the time, the doctor will be able to access the medical records of the patient through a unique ID. Considering the health conditions of India, the scheme aims to enhance the structure of the health facility and help the citizens of India who want to keep a track of his health check-ups in a digital platform. This Scheme is totally digitalized by the Government which is being managed by the Electronic Medical Records (EMR), personal Health Records (PHR), and Electronic Health Records (EHR).
In a tough times like this where the health facility structure has collapsed due to the outbreak of COVID-19, it is essential to make the health facility system more transparent, robust, and control deaths due to the coronavirus pandemic. At Aatmnirbhar Sena, we are increasing the awareness about this healthcare scheme by central government.
Through the One Nation One Health Card Yojana, the Modi Government has laid stress on the digitalization and reduce paperwork to enhance the efficiency of the health sector of India by reducing the lag in the work process in the Medical Sector. Thus, it is a great initiative of the government to cover every individual belonging to the nation under the One Nation One Health Card Yojana.