PM Modi Announces New Digital Health ID For COVID Immunisation
By: Sneha Chaudhary
- PM Modi says – New Digital Health ID will be used in COVID immunisation.
- A high-level vaccine administration expert panel looks for mechanisms to control recipients.
- The vaccine is about to be administered.
On Tuesday, two months after he declared that every citizen would receive a unique Digital health ID under the National Digital Health Mission, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the “digital health ID would be used to ensure immunisation.”
“Addressing the inaugural event of the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Grand Challenges, the Prime Minister said, “India is now at the forefront of COVID-19 vaccine production. There are some of them in advance stages. We are not stopping here; India is already working to bring in place a well-established vaccine distribution system. Along with the digital health ID, this digitised network can be used to ensure our citizens’ immunisation.
The PM addressed in his Independence Day speech that the Specific Digital Health ID given to every person will have details of diseases, diagnosis, study, prescription, etc.
A high-level vaccine expert group looks for mechanisms to control recipients as and when the vaccine is about to be administered; this is because there maybe two or three doses. After all, it is essential to follow patient groups reliably.
The Prime Minister underlined the global prestige of India for the manufacture of vaccines. Also, beyond Covid, India is known for its proven capacity to manufacture low-cost vaccines. In India, more than 60% of vaccines for global immunisation are made. In our Indradhanush immunisation programme, we used the indigenous Rotavirus vaccine. This is a good indication of a successful relationship with long-lasting outcomes. ”A part of this initiative has also been the Gates Foundation,” he said.
With the expertise and research talent of India, we will be at the forefront of global initiatives in the field of health care. We want to encourage other nations in these fields to develop their capabilities.
Modi said, the disease does not discriminate by faith or caste, it must be battled together by the global community. It took a worldwide pandemic to make people remember, once again, the value of coordination. After all, there are no geographic boundaries for disease, and it does not discriminate based on religion, ethnicity, gender, or colour, he said.
“India was one of the first countries to promote the use of masks. India actively started to focus on effective contract tracing; it was one of the fast antigen tests which deployed the earliest”.