Kejriwal govt. to soon announce Health Card scheme for Delhiites
Each of the 1.5 crore residents in Delhi to have a Health Card
New Delhi, Feb. 22 (Delhi Crown): A big announcement is in store for the Delhiites soon, even as the Kejriwal Government is going to launch its ambitious Health Card scheme for the denizens aged 18 years and above.
The announcement is expected to be made soon as the city gears up for the MCD Polls, expected to be held on April 17 (Sunday).
Strategists of the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) Delhi-unit claim it might end up being a game changer for the party ahead of local body polls.
The Health Card is a component of the state government’s Health Information Management System (HIMS) project, and AAP leaders believe its launch ahead of the local body polls would be fairly significant.
To be made for each of the 1.5 crore adults in Delhi, the Health Card will contain each Delhi resident’s health status, health history, health check-ups, follow-ups, surgeries, medication, and vaccination details.
The infants’ information will be stored on their mother’s cards till they turn 18.
The system will also include a cell-phone application, as well as a 24×7 Call Centre to help patients with health-related information.
Deputy CM Manish Sisodia had first referred to the Health Card in his Budget Speech two years ago. The Health Card scheme will bring all city hospitals under one platform and eliminate the need to wait in queues for appointments. Private hospitals will also be connected to the system in phases.