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Registering For A Health Id? Here Are The Steps

The world has adapted to the new challenge in its own way by making full use of the online mode of communication and data sharing. The same is now true for the healthcare sector. Not having a digital health identification card in today’s times might cause a lot of inconvenience for you. This digital era has surely made lives easier and helped many people in these challenging times. Many facilities were made available even by the government of India to provide for its citizens. 

One such facility was the ABHA card and Ayushman Bharat initiative that was launched in September 2021. This initiative was primarily created to make healthcare more accessible for all sectors of the population in India. Any person who registers on this card will be able to store all their medical and health-related documents online. This facility is a huge boon as you can now share all your health details with concerned individuals online. 

Steps to register online

One advantage associated with this health ID is that the registration process is online. It makes it easy to apply for it even if you are sitting in your office and have nothing to do for a couple of minutes. You will not need to submit any physical documents or stand in long lines or go from one government office to another to create this ID.

Steps to register for the card

Step 1: Visit the official website of the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission online. Select the “create your ABHA number” tab

Step 2: Apply online, and the tab to create your ABHA card will open. Choose whether you would like to create it with an Aadhar Card or a Driving License. You can also use your phone number to generate the ABHA number.

Step 3: If you choose the Aadhar option, you will have to enter your details and phone number linked to the Aadhar card. You will receive an OTP, and once you add that, the next steps are fairly simple – all you will need to do is add your personal information. If you choose the Driving License option, you will have to get an enrolment number from a nearby ABDM facility and show your license as verification. 

Step 4: Fill in your personal information online on the portal, and you can choose your PHR address. Create the ABHA health card and keep a copy downloaded on your mobile phone.

Accessing the card – Your ABHA ID can be accessed using a few websites that have been allocated for the same:

  1. The official website launched by the Government of India
  2. Through the application 
  3. Third-party applications like PayTM
  4. Some registered and certified health centres

Benefits associated with the ABHA card

Several reasons are prompting a large multitude of Indian citizens to apply for this card. The registration numbers are going up by the day due to the following advantages associated with the ABHA:

  1. Recording and accessing any medical documents – tests, diagnoses, images, prescriptions, doctor visits, etc. 
  2. Sharing information – If you would like a second opinion or share your medical documents with other concerned individuals, the ABHA card will make it easy to do so. You will have to provide them with your unique and randomly assigned 14-digit code, and only then will they be able to view the data you have entered
  3. Access to healthcare – Many healthcare facilities like hospitals, clinics and professionals like doctors have associated themselves with the ABHA card. You will be able to reach out to these verified people in any city across India as the website and application consist of a list of these professional services. Both government and private facilities are linked to the ABHA
  4. AYUSH treatments – You can opt for a vast range of treatment facilities. Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy is available.

These are only some of the advantages that a person might be able to reap by creating their health identification cards via ABHA. You can visit the portal for more information that will draw you toward registration. 

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Sangita Kumari
Sangita Kumari
A law student at Vinoba Bhave University.

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