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How to apply for National Digital Health Card?

With the launch of the Digital Health Card 2022, the Indian government has begun the process of digitizing medical records. Here is how you can register!

by Akansha_B Updated: 06 Sep, 2022, 14:00 IST
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The Digital Health Card 2022 program was introduced by the Indian government as part of the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission. The health card is crucial because it enables users to securely record their digital medical history.

With the launch of the Digital Health Card 2022, the Indian government has begun the process of digitizing medical records. The health ID site, where this service is active, requires registration from users. Notably, the government declares that the individual would own their health records exclusively and will have the right to erase them at any moment.

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What is a National Digital Health Card?

The Indian government wants to give each Indian resident a health ID card with a personal health account as part of the National Digital Health Mission. The new health id card will be fully digitally based and feature a special 14-digit health identification number. Each citizen's number will be distinct and varied.

The new digital ID is created in such a way that it includes all the necessary health-related data. It includes information about all diseases you may have had, diagnostic tests you may have undergone, results, and doctor-prescribed medications. All of the information, including prescriptions, will be entered into the health ID card each time you visit a doctor or pharmacy.

How to create a National Digital Health Card?

Visit the official website, healthid.ndhm.gov.in, to create a Health ID for the National Digital Health Mission (NDHM), or download the ABDM Health Records app from the Google Play Store. You may then create your ID via the website or app. Additionally, you can visit the closest public or private hospital to get your health ID created. You now have the choice of creating your Health ID or not.

Step 1 – Go to the Health ID portal

Step 2 – Select the Create Digital Health Card button located at the top.

Step 3 – Click on Aadhar Card or Driver's Licence and hit the Next button.

Step 4 – Enter your Aadhaar number or driver’s license and click on the Next button.

Step 5 – Fill in your details, including name, address, phone number, OTP received, and any other required information. Your profile will be completed.

Step 6 – Fill out an online application and your 14-digit digital health card (ABHA number) will be created.

Step 7 – You will be notified about the ABHA number creation and you can download your health ID card from the website.



Benefits of Digital Health Card

Each healthcare provider in the healthcare ecosystem can use a Digital Health Card to produce a unique ID that can be shared.

Your unique ABHA number will be used to access all healthcare benefits, including insurance plans and public health programs.

The card makes it easier to register without waiting in line at healthcare centers nationwide.

The card makes it simple to sign up for PHR (Personal Health Records) initiatives like the application for exchanging health data from ABDM ABHA.

Ayushman Bharat intends to provide coverage of up to five lakh rupees per household per year for secondary and tertiary care treatment to over 100 million poor and vulnerable families or individuals.

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Deal Subedar Deal Subedar
What is good or great? Can you get a bypass surgery for a few tens of thousands? Can you get your catarat removal done for few thousands? Link everything and finally you get a ghanta here. Your insurance premiums will shoot up because of all information of past medical history available at their finger tips. The only benefit you get is you can spend more going further. Can this card get me affordable and quality healthcare even in a private facility? You might say, yes in a govt hospital. But are you sure if it is applicable to a tax paying citizen and his/her family? (Aka middle class who needs quality treatment)
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Good share 👍👍👍

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