Union Ministry said that the health ID’s will not be mandatory for Covid vaccine when it will be available. Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan stated that in cases where beneficiaries do not have health IDs, other IDs can be utilized.
The distribution of Covid vaccine will go under the National Digital Health Mission (NDHM) that was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his Independence Day speech.
Under the announced program, PM said that every individual who will be enrolled for the program will get a Health ID that will ease access to medical services.
“The NDHM, as it exists today, does not make a digital ID or health ID mandatory to receive service under the digital ecosystem that NDHM is creating. To say it would become mandatory for vaccination and those who do not have health ID’s would be deprived is probably not the right interpretation,” Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said at a press conference.