Dr Mansukh Mandaviya attended Global Conference on Digital Health attended : “Digital Health interventions are not just limited to individual healthcare delivery programs, but are spread across multiple health outcomes, catering to both communicable and non-communicable diseases across the health and disease burden spectrum”. This was stated by Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare during his address at the concluding day of the “Global Conference on Digital Health – Taking Universal Health Coverage to the Last Citizen” a co-branded event under India’s G20 Presidency organized by WHO – South-East Asia Region in collaboration with the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India.
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This conference is a co-branded event under India’s G20 Presidency organized by WHO – South-East Asia Region in collaboration with the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
The Indian government aims to launch a global initiative on digital health as an institutional framework. Addressing the audience, Dr. Mandaviya highlighted that “India has taken a quantum leap towards leveraging digital health solutions for effective health service delivery”. “In the Maternal & Child health domain, India has created name-based database of 200+ million eligible couples, 140 million pregnant women & 120 million children, who are being monitored for ante-natal, post-natal and immunization related health services. Another key example is the NIKSHAY intervention under the National TB Elimination Programme, through which more than 11 million patients are tracked for adherence to TB treatment”, he stated.