Health secretary urges states, UTs to link ABHA IDs with health portals – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: Union health secretary has urged the States and Union Territories to take necessary action to link Ayushman Bharat Health Account (ABHA) with various health portals, such as Reproductive Child Health (RCH), National Program for Tuberculosis Elimination (NICSHAY), among others. According to Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) dashboard, the total aura id Health Secretary Apoorva Chandra said the number of cases in the country till April 3, 2024 is 5,894.60 lakh.

However, the total beneficiaries covered under ABHA under Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD), Sickle Cell, RCH, NIKSHAY, National Viral Hepatitis Control Program (NVHCP) and Prime Minister National Dialysis Program (PMNDP) are only 827.99 lakh, 0.89 lakh, 15.78 lakh respectively. Are. 2.46 lakh, 0.056 lakh and 0.17 lakh respectively, he said.

“This shows that although states have taken great interest in the creation of IDs, not linking health records with these IDs is preventing the benefits to stakeholders, including patients. digital health record“The Health Secretary said.

“You are, therefore, requested to take necessary action for linking the existing beneficiaries with ABHA in various portals and regularly review the progress at your level,” he said in a letter to all state and UT governments.

Chandra said National Digital Health Mission (NDHM) was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 27, 2021 and all health facilities in the country are to participate in this mission.

Furthermore, through health facility registry and health professional registry, the ABDM platform should be utilized to the maximum extent, he said in the letter.

“In this regard, all States and UTs were recently requested for 100 per cent compliance in ABHA seeding on various portals through a letter dated June 13, 2023. Has shown impressive progress,” she said.

Chandra said that currently, the beneficiaries are being linked to ABHA under various health portals like NCDs, Sickle Cell, Reproductive and Child Health (RCH), Nikshay, NVHCP and PMNDP etc.

Additionally, states and union territories will have to add beneficiaries under the IDSP-IHIP (Integrated Health Information Platform) portal, the Health Secretary said in the letter.

Under ABDM, citizens can create their ABHA number, which can be linked to their digital health records. This will allow patients to have hassle-free access and share their health records digitally.

Officials said this will help in creating longitudinal health records for individuals across different healthcare providers and improve clinical decision making by healthcare providers.

  • Published on Apr 28, 2024 at 06:37 pm IST

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