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Why the digital healthcare mission should be opposed?

It covers “personal and sensitive personal data” like financial details, physical and mental health, sex life, medical records, gender and sexuality, caste, religious and political beliefs, genetic and biometric records.
Data is to be stored at three levels – Central, state or UT and health facility. It claims ownership of personal data lies with the individual. However, anonymised data, in an aggregated form, may be made available for research, statistical analysis and policy formulation.
The digital health mission has already raised ethical concerns, scepticism that collecting more data is not the answer to India’s health problems and suspicion that such a system is tailored for corporate interests rather than providing affordable healthcare.
The narrow time window of one week does not allow for a scrutiny of fundamental questions about the policy…
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