As Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Ayushman Bharat Digital Health Mission on Monday, India is now one step closer to creating an integrated healthcare system that will link medical practitioners with the patients digitally by providing them access to real-time health records.

On the occasion of the 74th anniversary of India’s Independence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the launch of the National Digital Health Mission (NDHM), a flagship programme that would provide a new landscape for the entire healthcare system in the country. In his address from the ramparts of Red Fort, the Prime Minister said that the mission will herald a new revolution in the health sector. Let’s have a look at the mission in detail as the healthcare sector in the country is all set for a digital makeover.