Print
Hits: 2897
iGovernment
26 November 2009
New Delhi, India

The electronic health cards (EHC) will help them access free medical treatment at all state–owned hospitals and primary health centres
The Union Health Ministry is planning to issue electronic health cards (EHC) to under–privileged children and making a national health portal that will display facilities available in different government hospitals, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Dinesh Trivedi said.

“The electronic health cards (EHC) will help them access free medical treatment at all state–owned hospitals and primary health centres,” the Minister said.

“The project head of the Unique Identification Number Authority of India (UIDAI) project, Nandan Nilekani, has already been asked to collect information about such children at a meeting,” Trivedi said.

“I and Mr. Nilekani met here at my office on Wednesday to assign the job of children’s identification and compiling data and share them with the Health Ministry to enable it issue electronic health cards to children of humble background,” Trivedi said.

The Minister was speaking at the seventh Knowledge Millennium Summit on Health organised by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and industry of India (Assocham).

He said the cards would entitle targeted children to avail free medical treatment in all state–owned hospitals, reports IANS.

The ministry has also asked Nilekani to work out modalities for making a national health portal that will display facilities available in these hospitals, Trivedi added.

Disclaimer: The news story on this page is the copyright of the cited publication. This has been reproduced here for visitors to review, comment on and discuss. This is in keeping with the principle of ‘Fair dealing’ or ‘Fair use’. Visitors may click on the publication name, in the news story, to visit the original article as it appears on the publication’s website.