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The National Digital Health Mission announced by PM Narendra Modi falls within the purview of the National Health Authority, headed by Indu Bhushan | Image: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Govt addressing all privacy concerns around digital health mission, NHA CEO Indu Bhushan says

Envisioned as the first step towards Universal Health Coverage, National Digital Health Mission aims to provide every Indian with a personal health ID and identifiers to doctors.
Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha in Srinagar Friday | Photo: ANI

L-G Manoj Sinha announces new health scheme for J&K, web portal for public grievances

In his first press conference since becoming L-G, Sinha announces extension of Ayushman Bharat benefit of Rs 5 lakh per family to J&K’s entire population.
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60% respondents want Digital Health ID but don’t want to share personal data, says survey

The National Digital Health Mission was announced by PM Modi during his Independence Day speech. The document has been put on the official NDHM website for public consultation.
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Modi govt’s Jan Arogya scheme looks at group health insurance plans to cover the uninsured

NHA invites expressions of interest from insurance firms. It will not offer monetary aid but provide them with IT systems, hospital networks among other support under PMJAY framework.
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What is digital health ID? All about the 14-digit number and privacy concerns around it

Here’s a breakdown of the jargon associated with digital health ID, how it will be generated and what data will be stored.
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As govt hospitals battle Covid, ‘Modicare’ business shifts to private sector

Analysis of govt data since February shows that the share of pvt hospitals in PM-JAY claims has increased as govt facilities shoulder maximum burden of Covid pandemic.
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Ayushman Bharat and all other govt health schemes to integrate with digital health mission

Govt document says the mission, in its first phase, will pilot in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, among others, towards month-end.
Representational image of PM Narendra Modi (far left) interacting with beneficiaries of Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY | Photo: ANI

Ayushman Bharat wasn’t a ‘boon for migrants’ under lockdown, govt data shows

Among the top 5 states under the PM-JAY arm of Ayushman Bharat, only Bihar showed a rise in the number of portability cases in May and June.
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Unique ID for all, identifier for doctors soon as Modi govt works on digital health mission

Under the National Digital Health Mission, personal health records will be stored in the cloud. Using a 'consent manager', an individual can control its access.
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Lockdown saw fall in cancer care, child delivery claims under Ayushman Bharat: Govt report

The oncology claims fell by 64 per cent across India, while child-deliveries fell by 26 per cent during the lockdown. The report called this trend ‘worrying’.

On Camera

The victim's pyre burns amid heavy police presence in her village, Boolgarhi | Manisha Mondal | ThePrintIndia

Dear upper caste Indians, Hathras is not another Nirbhaya. It is a Khairlanji

From Kilvenmani massacre in 1968 to the Chunduru massacre in 1991 to the Khairlanji atrocity in 2006, Dalits have been vainly hoping to access legal justice in India.
Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator, Financial Times

India’s tendency towards self-sufficiency will prove crippling, says economy expert Martin Wolf

Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator at The Financial Times, said a Joe Biden govt will be 'more hostile' toward China, during a conversation with Shekhar Gupta, Editor-in-Chief of ThePrint.

Defence

INS Vikramaditya | @DefenceDecode | Twitter

Navy demonstrates combat readiness with video of missile destroying ship in Arabian Sea

The missile was fired by frontline corvette INS Prabal as part of a mega naval drill involving aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, attack helicopters, and aircraft.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.