NHA launches revamped Ayushman Bharat Health Account mobile app

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The National Health Authority (NHA) under its flagship scheme of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) announced the launch of a revamped Ayushman Bharat Health Account (ABHA) mobile application.

The ABHA app, previously known as National Digital Health Mission' Health Records app is available for download from the Google Play Store and already has over 4 lakh downloads. The updated version of the ABHA app has a new User Interface (UI) and added functionalities that enable individuals to access their health records anytime and anywhere, according to a release by the Union Health Ministry.

The mobile application also enables users to link their health records created at ABDM compliant health facilities and view them on their smartphones. The application also allows self-uploading of physical health records in the ABDM compliant health lockers along with sharing of digital health records such as diagnostic reports, prescriptions, Co-WIN vaccination certificates etc after the consent of an individual through the ABDM network.

 

   Important points for the exam:

  • National Health Authority, under its flagship scheme of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission, announced the launch of a revamped Ayushman Bharat Health Account  app
  • The ABHA app, previously known as National Digital Health Mission' Health Records app is available for download from the Google Play Store.
  • The mobile application also enables users to link their health records created at ABDM compliant health facilities and view them on their smartphones.
  • The application also allows self-uploading of physical health records in the ABDM compliant health lockers along with sharing of digital health records such as diagnostic reports, prescriptions, Co-WIN vaccination certificates.

   Facts to Know:

  • Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana is a national public health insurance fund of the Government of India
  • It aims to provide free access to health insurance coverage for low income earners in the country.
  • National Health authority is the implementing authority of Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana.
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