Digitization of healthcare services will help streamline and improve the healthcare service in Manipur, and it will benefit the rural people where there are fewer healthcare facilities, Health and IPR Minister Sapam Ranjan Singh said in Imphal on Monday.
The minister was speaking as the chief guest at the State Orientation Workshop on ABDM held at Hotel Imphal. The workshop was organized by Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission, Manipur.
Digitization of health records of individuals can be done through Ayushman Bharat Digitization Mission (ABDM) by downloading the ABHA App, and people can be connected with healthcare facilities through digital platforms, he said.
The fast-growing Tele Health Care service and digital platform have enabled easily accessible health check-ups and treatments of individuals, the minister said, adding that around 5 lakh individuals have been provided health identification number in the state.
The minister said 50 per cent of the total population of the state will be covered under Ayushman Bharat Digitization Mission by the end of the year.
Monitoring of healthcare in rural areas will be made easier under the mission, he added.
Additional chief secretary V Vumlunmang, CEO of PMJAY, Manipur Lantanpuii, Vanchhong, director of Aush Ak Lokendro and NHM, Manipur director Somorjit Ningombam graced the occasion as the president and guests of honour respectively.
Officials from National Health Agency, CMOs, medical superintendents, health officials, representatives from private hospitals and others also attended the occasion.