India to enhance IT spending for healthcare infrastructure

India government is planning to invest Rs 100 crore on an average on every district pan-India to upgrade healthcare infrastructure at the block level.
mhealth-set-to-reshape-delivery-of-us-healthcareIndia aims to connect laboratories at the national, regional, state, district and block levels into a network for surveillance, backed by IT through the Integrated Health Information Platform. The current IT budget for networking the laboratories is not known.

The IT investment in healthcare system is a part of India government’s Rs 64,180-crore PM Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission (PMABHIM) to upgrade the health infrastructure between 2021-22 and 2025-26.

As a part of the program, 79,415 health and wellness centres have been set up across the country, and the figure would go up to 150,000 by next year.