Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM)
Prime Minister Narendra launched the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) on 27 September 2021 at 11 AM through video conferencing. The (ABDM) project, also known as Pradhan Mantri Digital Health Mission (ABDM) or the National Digital Health Mission (NDHM , was announced by PM Modi in his Independence Day speech at Red Fort on 15 August 2020, and is currently being implemented in a pilot phase in six Union territories, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO)
A day before the launch, Prime Minister Modi took to Twitter, describing September 27 as an “important day for India’s healthcare sector.” He tweeted, “The Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) leverages technology to improve access to healthcare and opens doors for new innovation in the sector.”
Meanwhile, Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya, who will be present at the event, tweeted, “This Mission will create a seamless online platform to enable information-sharing within the digital health ecosystem. Citizens will be able to access health facilities conveniently.”
The health minister also laid out three key components of the project: a health ID for citizens, a healthcare professionals registry and healthcare facilities registries. “This will ensure ease of doing business by citizens and healthcare service providers. Now health is just a click away!” Mandaviya shared.
Key components of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) includes :
- Health ID for citizens Healthcare Professionals Registry
- Healthcare Facilities Registries
- This will ensure ease of doing business for citizens and healthcare service providers. Now health is just a click away!