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ITI and Thalamus Irwine demonstrate “One Nation, One Health Card”

With the rising second wave of COVID-19 in India & the growing need for a COVID and Health Passport System, ITI Ltd., a state run PSU under Ministry of Telecom and Thalamus Irwine, Delhi based AI Firm, under its healthcare platform Garuda, have demonstrated a working proof of concept the technology that can accelerate the roll out of “One Nation, One Health Card” vision of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

The demonstration was performed at Vidya Ankur Basti Vikas Kendra, Badarpur, New Delhi, on Thursday, 25th March, 2021.

Rishabh Sharma, Founder, Thalamus Irwine, Garuda Blockchain Platform, said:
“Today we demonstrated an end-to-end digital health ecosystem as envisioned by Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji in theNational Digital Health Mission. Not only did we perform a sero-survey using an AI enabled medical device, but we compiled those analytics in real-time and then stored that data on the blockchain network.

India is stepping into the next era of healthcare revolution as a clear leader.This indigenously developed blockchain technology makes India one of the very few countries which have successfully demonstrated its ability to use blockchain in a healthcare ecosystem.
The demonstrated technology can unify India’s massive healthcare ecosystem under a single umbrella, using a blockchain backend.”

Rakesh Mohan Agarwal, Chairman and Managing Director ITI Ltd, said:
“ITI’s partnership with Garuda has allowed us to bring blockchain technology to the forefront of the healthcare ecosystem. The health-card data of every Indian Citizen needs to be protected with the highest possible standards. Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji’s vision of “One Nation One Health Card” is set to revolutionize Indian healthcare. It will provide universal access to healthcare such that no matter which part of India a citizen goes to, they are able to get the highest level of care they deserve.

This health-card scheme will require a complex digital backbone. In such a scenario blockchain technology is a promising choice due to its enhanced security features and efficiency.

In our service to the nation ITI’s collaboration with Thalamus Irwine and Garuda, has enabled ITI to become a trailblazer in becoming one of the first PSU’s to store medical data on a blockchain network. This is in line with National Digital Mission, and today’s demonstration showcases our commitment towards doing our part in serving the nation to make India one of the leaders in AI and blockchain while at the same time providing our people with better healthcare. We would like to thank our Made in India AI pioneer, Rishabh Sharma, for taking this initiative and bringing this solution to the forefront.”

The Garuda Blockchain Backbone, developed in collaboration with ITI, establishes a proof of concept to implement Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s “One Nation One Health Card” Vision. This historic initiative will connect every basti, village, hospital, clinic &lab under a common shared data-backbone This health-card data can be hosted in the most secure decentralized server system offered by blockchain technology while simultaneously generating real time analytics to study the new trends and patterns for diseases like COVID throughout India. It will also serve as a digital fortress and a unifying factor for various players in the healthcare ecosystem. Such that all of healthcare stakeholders are operating off of the same blockchain network with a shared history.

David Moss, Founder and CEO of StrongBlock and one of the biggest names in Blockchain Industry,Co-Leader of the historic launch of EOS Mainnet, former executive of BlockOne, who helped raised 28,000 crore through his blockchain Initial Coin Offering (ICO) had this to say about ITI and Garuda’s effort as follows:

“The achievement to store medical data on the blockchain network marks a pivotal step for India in blockchain technology’s future and its widespread adoption. This proof of concept serves as the fundamental and best step forward towards India’s plans for its National Digital Health Mission, and an opportunity for global leadership in the adoption of blockchain technology in the ecosystem.”
CT Bureau

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