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PM Modi Announces Health IDs for All Under New Mission; roadmap ready to ensure that the Covid vaccine reaches everyone | India News


NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday unveiled an ambitious National Digital Health Mission under which all indigenous people will get a medical ID that will facilitate access to medical services and also announced that the country has made plans to produce in mass the Covid-19 vaccine once. scientists give a green signal.
In his Independence Day address from the walls of the Red Fort, the prime minister said that health identification will store each individual’s medical records and the Mission will herald a new revolution in the health sector.
“Starting today, a big campaign is being launched in which technology will play a major role. Today the National Digital Health Mission is launched. This will bring a new revolution in India’s healthcare sector and help reduce the problems getting treatment with the help of technology, “he said.
“Each indigenous person will be given a medical ID, which will function as the health account for each indigenous person,” Modi said, adding that it would alleviate the problems citizens face in gaining access to medical care.
The medical ID will contain information about medical data, prescriptions and diagnostic reports and summaries of previous hospital discharges for ailments.
The Mission is expected to provide efficiency and transparency in health services in the country.
Modi said the country has prepared a roadmap to ensure that a COVID-19 vaccine reaches everyone in the shortest time possible.
He said that three candidate vaccines are in different stages of trials in the country.
The prime minister said that whenever Covid-19 is talked about, the question that comes to everyone’s mind is: when will a vaccine be ready.
“I want to tell people, the talent of our scientists is like that of ‘rishi munis’ and they are working very hard in the labs. Three vaccines are in various stages of testing. When the scientists give us the green signal, it will be produced at massive scale and all preparations have been made for it, “Modi said while addressing the nation on its 74th Independence Day.
Phase 1 and Phase 2 human clinical trials of two of the candidate vaccines, developed indigenously by Bharat Biotech, in collaboration with the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) and Zydus Cadila Ltd, are currently ongoing.
The Serum Institute of India has received authorization to conduct phase 2 and 3 human clinical trials of the third vaccine candidate developed by the University of Oxford. The Pune-based institute has partnered with AstraZeneca to manufacture the vaccine.
The prime minister assured the nation that “we will win” against the coronavirus pandemic and a “strong will” will lead to victory.
Modi said that the focus on the healthcare sector has increased during the coronavirus era and the biggest lesson that has been learned is to be self-sufficient in the healthcare sector.
He said the country is now producing PPE kits, N95 masks, ventilators, etc. that were not manufactured in the country.
The increase in production capacity of these world-class items was also echoed in his so-called “vocal for local.”
“We have to move forward to achieve that goal. Before the coronavirus there was only one laboratory for testing (for Covid-19), today there is a network of 1,400 laboratories across the country. When the coronavirus crisis broke out, only 300 could be performed We did tests in one day, but in a short time we have shown our strength and have reached a point where we do seven lakhs of tests in one day, “he said.
The prime minister said that new AIIMS and new medical schools are being built and efforts are being made for modernization.
“In five years at MBBS / MD, 45,000 more places have been created for students,” he said.
Of the more than 1.5 lakh of planned wellness centers in the villages, more than a third are already in operation and have been of great help during the pandemic. “Welfare centers have played an important role in the villages during the crown period,” he said.
The prime minister also paid tribute to Covid warriors on the front lines of the battle against the pandemic.
“On behalf of the entire country, I wish to acknowledge the efforts of all the warriors of the crown. All health workers, doctors and nurses, ambulance drivers and all who work in this fight against the pandemic, who have worked tirelessly to serve the nation. “Modi said.
He expressed his confidence that Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) will improve the effectiveness of services in the health sector.

Times of India