Digital Health ID Card: Your digital health ID card will be made in minutes sitting at home, apply online like this

Digital Health ID Card: Your digital health ID card will be made in minutes sitting at home, apply online like this

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission to provide people with a digital health ID, which will contain their health records. The nationwide rollout of the Digital Health ID card coincides with the celebration of the third anniversary of Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY) by the National Health Authority (NHA). Currently, more than one lakh unique health IDs have been created under the National Digital Health Mission (NDHM), which was initially launched on a pilot basis on August 15 in six states and union territories.

What is a Digital Health ID Card?

Digital Health ID card will be a unique ID card like an Aadhar card which will help in maintaining your health records. It will be created using your details. The ID will be generated using the Aadhar card or mobile number of the citizen and will act as an identifier for maintaining health records. The system will also collect some important information including demographic and location, family/relationship, and contact details. Then after taking the consent of the citizen, this information will be linked to the health ID. According to the NDHM website, the information called 'Personal Health Record-System (PHR)' enables a person to manage information about his/her health care.

How does the Unique Digital Health ID Card work?

The plan includes four essential blocks – Unique Digital Health ID, Professional Registry, Health Facility Registry, and Electronic Health Record. The first objective of the scheme is to create a digital environment for healthcare through these four blocks. The mission will create an 'electronic medical record (EMR)' which, as explained by the government, is a digital version of a patient's chart. It contains the medical and treatment history of the patient. If you also want to make your own unique digital health card sitting at home, then it is very easy to make it.

A unique digital health cards will be made like this sitting at home - know the process

Step 1: First of all, you have to go to the website of the National Digital Health Mission, Step 2: The option to create a Unique Digital Health Card (Create Health ID) will appear.

Step 3: On clicking on this option, your card generation process will start.

Step 4: First of all you will be asked for Aadhar card information.

Step 5: You will have to enter your Aadhaar number and then verify by entering OTP.

Step 6: If you want, you can choose to make a health card without providing Aadhaar details.

Step 7: If you want, you can also get a health card made by just giving your mobile number.

Step 8: After giving the mobile number, you have to verify it through OTP.

Step 9: You will have to provide some information including a photo, your date of birth, address for your profile.

Step 10: A form will open in front of you, in which the details have to be filled. After filling in all the information, a health ID card will appear in front of you, which will contain your information, photo as well as a QR code.