Praveen Sharma appointed as Director of National Health Authority

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Praveen Sharma has been appointed as the Director in the National Health Authority (Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission) under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

An overview of the news 

  • Sharma has been appointed to the post under the Central Staffing Scheme for a period of five years.

  • Sharma is a 2005 batch Indian Defense Service of Engineers (IDSE) officer.

National Health Authority (NHA)

  • The National Health Authority implements India's public health insurance scheme called "Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY)".

  • NHA was established to implement PM-JAY at the national level.

About Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission

  • Beginning - 27 September 2021 by PM Narendra Modi

  • It connects digital health solutions of hospitals across the country.

  • It not only simplifies the procedures of the hospitals but also enhances the ease of living.

  • With the implementation of this scheme, old medical records may not get destroyed as each and every record will be stored digitally.

  • The project has been implemented in pilot phase in six states and union territories.

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