Govt. to introduce “Health Card”, will have all your health info & history

  • December 6, 2023

The government is about to start a Health Card system that will use a patient’s unique ID number to store information about them. This card, which you can get for free by signing up online, is part of a special system that was made to protect patients’ privacy and safety.

It is a big goal for the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) to reach 60 million people in the next five years. From anywhere in Bangladesh, doctors and patients can use the number on the health card to log in and get specific information. The DGHS says that giving patients health cards with unique IDs is in line with efforts to digitize the healthcare industry around the world.

This plan, which is like national ID cards, will include a lot of details about health care.

The DGHS’s Management Information System (MIS) department is in charge of improving the health system. They started the Shared Health Record to make it easier for all public and private healthcare institutions to share health information with each other. This will create a single place where all of Bangladesh’s citizens’ health information can be stored.

According to sources inside the ministry, automation has already been put in place in 62 hospitals. It will be slowly put in place in all government hospitals, and a project in the Planning Commission is waiting for approval so that it can be put in place within the next three years.

It is the goal of the DGHS to have Health ID at all schools, including private ones, by 2041. By 2030, Health ID will be at all government hospitals in the country.