PIB Analysis 30-12-22

PIB Analysis 30-12-22

Hospital Management Information System (HMIS)

  • The National Health Authority (NHA) is releasing the beta version of a lightweight, robust, and ABDM-compliant Hospital Management Information System (HMIS).
  • This HMIS solution is envisioned to provide a digital platform for healthcare providers, particularly focusing on private clinics and small health facilities.
  • NHA is the nodal agency for implementing Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) which aims to develop the backbone for the digital health infrastructure in India.
  • The HMIS can be accessed at https://docmitrabeta.abdm.gov.in/.

The beta version of this HMIS offers the following features:

  1. ABDM compliant – Allows doctors to generate and fetch ABHA (Ayushman Bharat Health Account) for their patients.
  2. Facility Management – Allows doctors to manage their calendar, appointments, and patient details in a single window.
  3. Digital Services – Allows doctors to view previous health records and prescriptions for registered patients and take video consultations.
  4. e-prescription Services – Generate and share digital standardized prescriptions using a range of parameters with options to modify/customize the prescription layout.


India Australia Economic and Cooperation Trade Agreement

  • India-Australia Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (#IndAusECTA) has come into effect from December 29, 2022.
  • The ECTA was signed on April 2, 2022, ratified on November 21, written notifications were exchanged on November 29 and after 30 days, the Agreement has come into force.
  • There is a lot of potential for exporting finished goods to Australia, since they are largely a raw material and intermediate producing country.
  • India will get cheaper raw materials which will not only make us more competitive globally but also enable us to serve Indian consumers better.
  • This will enable us to provide more quality goods at more affordable prices.
  • The Agreement will also eliminate Double taxation on IT services making India more competitive and profitable in IT sector.
  • It is estimated that an additional 10 lakh jobs would be created in India under ECTA.
  • India will benefit from preferential market access provided by Australia on 100% of its tariff lines, including all the labour-intensive sectors of export interest to India, such as Gems and Jewellery, Textiles, leather, footwear, furniture, food, and agricultural products, engineering products, medical devices and Automobiles.
  • On the other hand, India will be offering preferential access to Australia on over 70% of its tariff lines, including lines of export interest to Australia, which are primarily raw materials and intermediaries such as coal, mineral ores and wines.