Karnataka has ranked top in the registration of health professionals and stood second in the enrollment of health facilities in the entire country under the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM), Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar said on Saturday.
The minister expressed his happiness over Karnataka’s achievements in the health sector and said the state holds the first position with 28,643 doctors and nurses registered in the Healthcare Professionals Registry (HPR).
The HPR is a comprehensive repository of registered and verified practitioners delivering modern as well as traditional healthcare services across India.
Karnataka has also secured the second position under the Health Facility Registry (HFR) and a total of 27,244 facilities have been registered, he said in a statement.
Over 50 cr provided free treatment, prevented from spending Rs 80,000 cr under Ayushman Bharat: Prez
The HFR is a comprehensive repository of health facilities of the country across modern and traditional systems of medicine. It includes both public and private health facilities including hospitals, clinics, diagnostic laboratories and imaging centers, pharmacies, etc.
The registration will enable health facilities to get connected to India’s digital health ecosystem and allow their listing on a national platform.
The state has also made significant progress in setting up section and block-wise fast-track counters in outpatient departments using the “scan and share” feature under ABDM, the minister said.
The ABDM aims to develop a comprehensive digital health infrastructure in the country. This will bridge the gap between various stakeholders of the healthcare ecosystem through digital channels, the statement read.