Under Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission, India is creating a national framework an aim to develop an online ecosystem, said Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya at the World Economic Forum annual meeting while delivering the opening remarks for “Unlocking the Power of Digital Health” and “Closing Vaccines Gap” session on Wednesday. More than 220 million unique health ids have already been issued, he added.

Also underscoring the need to strengthen Equitable Vaccine Manufacturing Collaborative (EVMC), the Union Minister envisaged, “Digital health is a great equaliser and enabler to support Universal Health Coverage and Sustainable Development Goals and can help ensure accessibility and affordability of health service delivery.”

Mandaviya also exhorted India’s commitment to closing the vaccine gap and assured: “Support to Africa in taking the journey from vaccine availability till vaccination with a focus on implementation based on India’s experience of vaccination 96 % of its population with 1st dose and 86% with both doses.

Under Vaccine Maitri we supplied vaccines to 100 countries and provided drugs to 150 countries during COVID -19 pandemic, he said. He also explained that India has provided COWIN platform to the world as a global public good.

 

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