Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission’s 100 Microsites Project


In July 2023, the National Health Authority (NHA) introduced the 100 Microsites Project under the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM).


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Overview of the 100 Microsites Project:

  • The initiative aims to boost the adoption of digital health practices, enhancing healthcare accessibility, particularly in the private sector.
  • Within the ABDM framework, a Microsite represents a cluster of small and medium-scale healthcare establishments, including clinics, nursing homes, hospitals (preferably with fewer than 10 beds), labs, pharmacies, and other facilities. These Microsites are equipped with ABDM-enabled digital health services.
  • As of now, 29 microsites are operational under ABDM, spanning ten states and Union Territories. The inaugural microsite was established in Mumbai in October 2022.
  • Microsites address various challenges associated with ABDM adoption, particularly for private healthcare providers.

Types of Facilities Covered by a Microsite:

  • Private healthcare facilities, including standalone clinics, polyclinics, nursing homes, small hospitals (preferably with fewer than 10 beds), labs, pharmacies, and any other healthcare establishments generating health records.
  • Incorporation of health facilities and professionals from all systems of medicine is emphasized.

Two Categories of Microsites:

  • Category A Microsite: Comprises a minimum of 1000 facilities, encompassing all types of health establishments mentioned above.
  • Category B Microsite: Encompasses a minimum of 500 facilities but fewer than 1000, covering all specified health facilities.