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Aadhaar card certificates to newborns at hospitals

Saturday, July 9, 2016
Visakhapatnam

Newborns at government hospitals across the State will get birth certificate and Aadhaar enrolment done before leaving for home.

The Unique Identification Authority of India had recently come up with the project to enroll newborns to help authorities deal with many issues. The project was first implemented in Haryana and Andhra Pradesh will follow suit.

According to UIDAI Deputy Director General, Hyderabad M.V.S.Rami Reddy, the project would start in a month in the State. Hospital staff will ensure every newborn is enrolled for Aadhaar and issued a birth certificate as early as possible. Parents need not name the new born immediately. Possible biometric data of the child will be taken and Aadhaar number will be given instantly. After giving a name to their child, they can approach the Aadhaar centre and get it added, he said.

Over 1,500 nurses had been trained recently for implementation of the project and hospitals would be provided with enrolment kits and software applications required. The Aadhaar number would be linked to the numbers of the parents and if they did not have one, authorities would also ensure they get enrolled. Initially, the project would be implemented in capital region districts including Guntur which was selected for the pilot project.


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