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Response to the Invitation for Public Comment: Consultation Paper on Healthcare Professionals Registry

India Digital Health Network

Abijeet V Waghmare; Akhil Malhotra; Angshuman Sarkar; Bharat Kalidindi; Dhinagaran D; Ryan Fernandez; Satchit Balsari; Sehj Kashyap; Tony Raj; Verghese Thomas

On June 22, 2021, the National Digital Health Mission (NDHM) and National Health Authority (NHA) of India released a consultation paper on its proposed Professionals Registry, a critical building block of the national digital health ecosystem under development. In response to request for public comment, the India Digital Health Network (IDHN) at Harvard's Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute submitted a response drafted through a collaboration of domain experts from India and the US. 

Prior submissions including responses to the Government of India’s National Digital Health Blueprint (NDHB), Personal Data Protection (PDP) Bill, the White Paper of the Committee of Experts on the Data Protection Framework for India; drafts of NITI Aayog’s National Health Stack are accessible at:

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