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Digital transformation in healthcare system growing in Manipur: Health Minister

The minister said that people can be connected with healthcare facilities through digital platforms.

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Imphal: Health & IPR Minister of Manipur, Dr. Sapam Ranjan Singh, said that digital transformation in the healthcare system is rapidly growing. The minister was speaking as the chief guest at the state orientation workshop on ABDM held on Monday at the Sangai Hall, Hotel Imphal, organized by Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission, Manipur.

The minister said that people can be connected with healthcare facilities through digital platforms. The digitized health records of individuals can be obtained through the Ayushman Bharat Digitization Mission (ABDM) by downloading the ABHA App. It is also one of the innovative and advanced ideas of the Prime Minister of India.

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He said that digitization of health care services will help streamline and improve the health care system in the state. It will benefit the rural population, where there are fewer healthcare facilities. The fast-growing Tele Health Care service and digital platform have also made it easily accessible for health check-ups and treatments of individuals, the minister added.   

Minister Ranjan informed that around five lakh individuals have been created with a health identification number in the state. 50% of the total population of the state will be covered under the Ayushman Bharat Digitization Mission by the end of the year. Monitoring of health care in rural areas will be made easier under the mission, he added.

Additional Chief Secretary, V. Vumlunmang;’ CEO, PMJAY, Manipur, Lantanpuii, Vanchhong; Director, Aush, Dr. Ak. Lokendro; and Director, NHM, Manipur, Dr. Somorjit Ningombam attended the occasion as president and guests of honor, respectively.

Officials from the National Health Agency, CMOs, medical superintendents, health officials, representatives from private hospitals, and others attended the event.

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