IT veteran and tech investor T V Mohandas Pai on Friday said he cannot think of anyone else in the world other than Nandan Nilekani to help the centre in developing IT infrastructure for the mega National Health Protection Scheme in very less time.
“Nobody else globally would be able to develop IT infrastructure for NHPS in a short time as Nandan and his team as public service to India,” says Pai.
According to him, it is a great move by the government as the scheme needs a massive IT infrastructure capable of handling one billion plus transactions a year.
In his budget speech earlier this month, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had provided an initial corpus of Rs 2,000 crore for NHPC which aims at providing medical cover of up to Rs 5 lakh to over 10 crore poor and vulnerable families, constituting 40 per cent of India’s total population.
Pai said Nilekani is eminently suited for this and has the ability to attract best of class global talent to work with him on the conceptualisation, design, and architecture to make it work.
– PTI Inputs