September 27, 2023 08:36 pm | Updated September 29, 2023 04:08 pm IST – Bengaluru

Karnataka Health Commissioner Randeep D. receiving ‘Ayushman Utkrishtata’ awards at Arogya Manthan held in New Delhi on September 25.

Karnataka Health Commissioner Randeep D. receiving ‘Ayushman Utkrishtata’ awards at Arogya Manthan held in New Delhi on September 25.

Even as Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) completes two years of its existence, the Dharwad District Hospital in Karnataka, has been recognised as the facility for linking the highest number of health records of sufferers to their Ayushman Bharat Health Accounts (ABHAs) in the country in the final one year (from October 2022 to September 2023).

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Karnataka, which has to date linked private health records of over 91.87 lakh sufferers with their ABHAs, has to date created 2.52 crore ABHAs. With this, Karnataka is now in the seventh place in phrases of ABHAs created in the country. Of the whole 45.96 crore ABHAs created in the country, Uttar Pradesh is the highest contributor with 4.83 crore as of Wednesday.

The State additionally continues to prime the country with 46,917 verified health amenities registered  in its Health Facility Registry (HFR). Likewise, with 40,374 verified healthcare professionals in its Health Professionals Registry (HPR), the State is in the second place after Uttar Pradesh that has 42,829 verified health professionals in its HPR, in response to the ABDM dashboard launched by the National Health Authority (NHA). 

Scan and Share

Karnataka can also be in the second place in the country in the ‘Scan and Share’ class, whereby a QR code-based Fast Track Queue System for affected person registration is being adopted. This facility, which is getting used in 241 hospitals – together with 27 non-public amenities throughout the State – has to date benefitted practically 18  lakh sufferers coming to the Out Patient Department (OPD) to share their demographic and private particulars with the hospital simply by scanning the code. This has helped cut back lengthy queues. Of the whole 92.23 lakh tokens issued in the country, Uttar Pradesh is the highest contributor with 34.4 lakh. Karnataka follows with 17.66 lakh tokens issued.

Although the system was first launched in C.V. Raman General hospital in the State, Ok.C. General hospital is now topping the listing for issuing the highest number of tokens (93,377) to date. In November final year, C.V. Raman General hospital was the second authorities hospital in India, after the Centre-run Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC) in Delhi to introduce the system.

While Jayanagar General hospital follows Ok.C. General with 88,777 tokens issued beneath the ‘Scan and Share’ facility, C.V. Raman is in the third place with 74,762 tokens issued so far.

Ayushman Utkrishtata

In recognition of its efficiency, Karnataka ABDM has bagged “Ayushman Utkrishtata” awards offered throughout the two-day Arogya Manthan in New Delhi on September 25. State Health Commissioner Randeep, who can also be the State Mission Director for ABDM, mentioned the awards have fun excellence in healthcare and Karnataka’s achievements in two important classes. “This displays the State’s unwavering dedication to bettering healthcare accessibility and high quality,” he mentioned.

“With an early chook benefit and digitally ready healthcare system, the State is properly poised to implement ABDM successfully. The e- Hospital Health Management Information System (HMIS) is now out there throughout 417 amenities. We are urging all hospitals and medical professionals to register beneath HFR and HPR throughout empanelment/licensing for Karnataka Private Medical Establishments (KPME), State Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (SOTTO) and AB-PMJAY-ArK,” the Commissioner added.

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