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Monday, 04 July 2022 4.53 PM IST

Government to issue health ID card card to new born babies and to those below 18 years of age

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NEW DELHI: The Central government will implement health IDs for children allowing parents to track their children’s health records from birth. According to Ayushman Bharat Health Account (ABHA) scheme, health ID card will be issued to newborns and children below 18 years of age. All health details right from the child's birth can be uploaded in it. The doctor can provide correct treatment by looking through these details. It can be linked with parents health ID number and the child can use the account on his own only after the age of 18. Health ID card will be issued to those who do not have Aadhar card and also to newborn babies. Parents can create a health account for child through the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission website, ABDM affiliated hospitals, Aarogya Sethu app, health centres, government health schemes and Paytm. Currently, ABHA card is only available to those over 18 years of age.

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