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* E-health cards for all Sri Lankan citizens by 2020
Thu, Apr 12, 2018, 11:46 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 12, Colombo: The Ministry of Health announces that a e-Health Card including a personal health record with an individual identification number will be given to each Sri Lankan citizen of the 21 million population by the year 2020.

Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said that any person's health records will be included in the e-health card and it could be used to speed up patient care services.

The objective of this system is to create a unique individual health report for every citizen and further strengthen the health information management system.

"At any time if an unconscious patient is taken for care, the doctors can readily access the information about the health status of the patient," the Minister said.

He explained that in some instances doctors treating the some unconscious patients brought to the emergency room with no knowledge of their health problems such as diabetes has resulted in their deaths and such adverse incidents can be prevented by the e-Health card.

"When the e-Health card is scanned all the health information of the patient will be available making it easy to treat," he said.

It is believed that it will also contribute to the program of the Ministry of Health to appoint a family physician covering 5,000 people.

The e-Health card was formally introduced at the World Health Day Celebration held on April 07 at the Nelum Pokuna Theater in Colombo. President Maithripala Sirisena and the Health Minister Dr. Senaratne received their e-Health cards at the occasion.

The Ministry of Health has decided to provide the e-health cards to all Sri Lankans by the end of 2020.

 

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