Q. Consider the following statement regarding National Digital Health Mission:
1. It is a voluntary healthcare programme that aims to reduce the gap among stakeholders such as doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers
2. Under the initiative a unique health Id with 12 digits will be created for each individual
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 and 2

Answer: A
Notes:

Statement 2 is incorrect: It creates 14-digit Unique health Id for each individual unlike Aadhaar which is a 12-digit unique Id 

About NDHM: 

  •  It is a voluntary healthcare programme that aims to reduce the gap among stakeholders such as doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers by bringing them together and connecting them in an integrated digital health infrastructure. 
  • Components: The mission comprises six key building blocks or digital systems namely HealthID, DigiDoctor, Health Facility Registry, Personal Health Records, e-Pharmacy & telemedicine. 
  • Health Id: It is a 14-digit serial number which will be generated for each individual. The Id will be a repository of all health-related information of a person such as medical tests, previous prescriptions, diagnosis, treatments and all historical health records. 
  • Implementation: The National Health Authority (NHA) would design, build, roll-out and implement the mission. 

Source: Article 

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