India Aims To Launch A Global Initiative On Digital Health: Mandaviya

The global initiative aims to converge the global efforts for digital health and scale up digital solutions with use of cutting-edge technologies

Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Moday said that under the leadership the Prime Minister, India aims to launch a global initiative on digital health as an institutional framework. This framework aims to converge the global efforts for digital health and scale up digital solutions with use of cutting-edge technologies.

Mandaviya was addressing the 'Global Conference on Digital Health – Taking Universal Health Coverage to the Last Citizen,' a co-branded event under India’s G20 Presidency organised by WHO – South-East Asia Region in collaboration with Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. “Digital health is a great enabler in delivery of healthcare services and has the potential to support overall universal health coverage targets,” he said.

"India accordingly under its G20 Presidency has prioritised Digital Health as a specific priority in its Health Working Group namely, 'Digital Health Innovation and Solutions' to aid UHC and improve healthcare service delivery. It aims to align, support, and converge efforts, investments and promotes the concept of digital public health goods to aid Universal Health Coverage”, Mandaviya further said.

Reiterating India’s commitment towards Universal Health Coverage, the health minister also cited digital interventions have become the foundations of many crucial health programs such as reproductive child healthcare, Ni-kshay, TB control program, integrated disease surveillance system, hospital information system among many others.


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