Ayushmann Bharat scheme opts for best information security practices

Ayushmann Bharat, the flagship scheme for PradhanMantri Jan ArogyaYojna has opted for NHA Information Security and Data Privacy to provide adequate guidance and set of controls on the secure handling of beneficiaries personal data and sensitive personal data in compliance with all laws and regulations applicable in India.

“The information security is based on international best practices and India specific regulations and more than 94 controls set at various levels for secure handling of sensitive personal data. Strong measures have been taken to ensure security and privacy of data obtained, stored and used based on international best practices and India specific regulations,” said J. P. Nadda, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare.

29 states and UTs have signed the MoU for PradhanMantri Jan ArogyaYojna and pilots have started in 16 states/UTs and pilots in other states/UTs will also initiate pilot before fully launching the scheme on 25th September says J. P. Nadda.

Nadda said that the scheme architecture and formulation has undergone a federal process with stakeholder inputs taken from all states and UTs through the national conclaves, sectoral working groups, intensive field exercises and piloting of key modules.

The minister categorically clarified that no enrolment is required for beneficiaries and there is no payment for obtaining services at empaneled hospitals.

Nadda stated that ArogyaMitras training is being conducted in collaboration with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Ministry of Skill Development to strengthen implementation and operational preparedness.

“The services will include more than 1,300 procedures covering pre and post hospitalization, diagnostics, medicines etc., and the beneficiaries will be able to move across borders and access services across the country through the provider network seamlessly,” added Nadda.


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