PM Modi launches Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses at the launch of the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission through video conferencing in New Delhi on September 27, 2021. (PIB)

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 27, 2021, launched the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission through a video conference.

Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said that the campaign of strengthening health facilities that have been going for the last seven years is entering a new phase today.

“Today we are launching a mission that has the potential of bringing a revolutionary change in India’s health facilities,” said PM Modi.

The Prime Minister underlined the fact that with 130 crore Aadhaar numbers, 118 crore mobile subscribers, about 80 crore internet users, about 43 crore Jan Dhan bank accounts, there is no such big connected infrastructure anywhere in the world.

“This digital infrastructure is bringing everything from ration to administration (Ration to Prashasan)  to the common Indian in a fast and transparent manner. The way technology is being deployed in governance reforms today is unprecedented”, said the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister remarked that the Arogya Setu app helped a lot in preventing the spread of corona infection.

He lauded Co-WIN for its role in making India achieve a record administration of about 90 crore vaccine doses today, under the free vaccine campaign.

The Prime Minister said that there has also been an unprecedented expansion of telemedicine during the Corona period, so far about 125 crores, remote consultations have been completed through e-Sanjeevani.

“This facility is connecting thousands of countrymen living in far-flung parts of the country every day with doctors of big hospitals of cities while sitting at home,” said the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister remarked that so far more than 2 crore countrymen have availed the facility of free treatment under Ayushman Bharat-PMJAY.

PM Modi emphasized that diseases are one of the key reasons to push families into the vicious cycle of poverty and women of the families are the worst sufferers as they always relegate their health issues to the background.

The Prime Minister said Ayushman Bharat – Digital Mission, will now connect the digital health solutions of hospitals across the country with each other.

The Mission will not only make the processes of hospitals simplified but also will increase ease of living, he added.  Under this, every citizen will now get a digital health ID and their health record will be digitally protected.

The Prime Minister informed that India is working on a health model that is holistic and inclusive.

“A model, which stresses on preventive healthcare, and, in case of disease, provides easy, affordable and accessible treatment.”

He also discussed unprecedented reforms in health education and said a much larger number of doctors and par medical manpower is being created in India now as compared to 7-8 years ago.

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“A comprehensive network of AIIMS and other modern health institutions is being established in the country and work on establishing one medical college in every three Lok Sabha constituencies is going on.”

He also talked about strengthening health facilities in villages and informed that in the villages, primary health centre networks and wellness centres are being strengthened.

More than 80 thousand such centres have already been operationalised, said the Prime Minister.

Noting that today’s program is being organized on World Tourism Day, the Prime Minister remarked that health has a very strong relationship with tourism. Because when our health infrastructure is integrated, strengthened, it also improves the tourism sector. (Press Release)

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