Independence Day 2020: PM Modi Launches National Digital Health Mission
Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, waves after delivering a speech during an event celebrating the nation’s Independence Day at Red Fort in New Delhi, India. (Photographer: T. Narayan/Bloomberg)

Independence Day 2020: PM Modi Launches National Digital Health Mission

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PM Modi Launches National Digital Heath Mission

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced the launch of the National Digital Health Mission under which every Indian will get a health ID that will store the individual's medical records.

In his Independence Day address, the prime minister said the mission would help reduce problems in getting treatment in various health facilities across the country and would herald a new revolution in the health sector.

"From today, a big campaign is being launched in which technology will play a big role. The National Digital Health Mission is being launched today. This will bring a new revolution in India's health sector and it will help reduce problems in getting treatment with the help of technology," he said.

"Every Indian will be given a health ID. This health ID will work as each Indian's health account," Modi said. Every test, disease and diagnosis, and medical reports along with medicines will be stored in every citizen's health ID. These health issues will be resolved through this National Digital Health Mission, Modi said while announcing the scheme.

Source: PTI

Aatmanirbhar Bharat At Centre Of Modi's Independence Day Speech

'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' was the centrepiece of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Independence Day address as he presented a broad outline for spurring India's growth in diverse sectors and asserted that the coronavirus pandemic cannot halt the country's march towards self-reliance.

In his seventh straight Independence Day speech from the ramparts of Red Fort, Modi made a host of new announcements including the launch of a national digital health mission, the goal of connecting all six lakh villages with optical fibres in 1,000 days and the promise of holding assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir after the delimitation exercise is over.

Modi also chose the occasion to deliver a warning to India's hostile neighbours saying the armed forces have given a befitting reply to those who challenged the country's sovereignty "from LoC to LAC" in their own language.

In a reference to the border row with China in eastern Ladakh earlier this year, Modi said: "Respect for India's sovereignty is supreme for us and the world has seen in Ladakh what our brave jawans can do to maintain this resolve. I salute all those brave soldiers from the Red Fort."

“Whether it is terrorism or expansionism, India is fighting both with determination,” Modi said.

Dressed in his customary 'kurta pyjama' and safa, the prime minister, in his nearly 90-minute address, dwelt at length on his 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' campaign and called for a reduction in imports and a boost to the export of finished products in place raw material, saying the country will have to move forward with the mantra of 'Make in India' as well as 'Make for World'.

'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' is no longer merely a word but has become a mantra and captured people's imagination, he said.

Source: PTI

The World Has Witnessed India's Strength In Ladakh, Says PM Modi

  • The Indian army has given a strong response to any challenges to the country's sovereignty on the nation's borders.
  • India is combating terrorists on a strong footing.
  • We are engaging actively with our neighbouring countries.
  • Working to deepen relations with neighbouring countries.

India At Forefront Of Promoting Renewable Energy, Says PM Modi

  • India is at the forefront of promoting use of renewable energy.
  • Rs 200 crore of Ethanol is currently being manufactured, compared with Rs 40 crore five years ago.
  • India can say with pride that aforestation is taking place.

India Implementing Important Social Sector Schemes In Jammu & Kashmir

  • The last year has been very important for the development of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Important social sector schemes are now being implemented in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • We hope that there will be elections in Jammu and Kashmir, with their own elected representatives.
  • Elections to be conducted once delimitation process for Jammu and Kashmir is complete.
  • India is working with people in Jammu and Kashmir, Leh and Ladakh to develop a carbon neutral model of growth.

PM Modi Lauds Covid-19 Improvements

  • As many as 7 lakh tests for Covid-19 are being conducted everyday.
  • At the start, India was only able to do 300 tests daily.
  • Three different vaccines at three different levels of testing in India.
  • The plan to make sure a Covid-19 vaccine gets to every Indian has been drawn out
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