HYDERABAD: After conducting successful trial runs at the Government Maternity Hospital at Petlaburj in the city, wherein newborns are issued Aadhaar cards and birth certificates at hospital, free of cost, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) will now launch Telangana Sishu Aadhaar project in 25 identified government and private hospitals shortly wherein babies would be issued Aadhaar card, birth certificate and birth registration at the hospital itself free of cost.
The TSAP project will be introduced in seven government hospitals which include Government Maternity Hospital in Sultan Bazar, Gandhi Hospital, Niloufer Hospital, Area Hospitals in Malakpet, Patancheru, Vanasthalipuram and Kondapur.
The 18 private hospitals include Vijay Marie Hospital, Harsha Hospital (Kukatpally), Fernandez Hospital, Fernandez Hospital Pvt Ltd, Basant Sahney Hospital, Apollo Hospital, Fernandez Hospital, Dangoria Maternity and Nursing Home, Malla Reddy Hospital (Suraram), Rainbow Childrens Hospital, St Theresas Hospital, Life Spring Hospital (Moula Ali), Imtiyaz Hospital, AMS Durgabai Deshmukh Hospital, J J HOSPITAL(Vengal Rao Nagar), Shanta Bai Nursing Home, Muslim Maternity and Zanana General Hospital and Life Spring Hospital in Vanasthalipuram.
“Full-fledged SAP project will be launched by Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development, K T Rama Rao later this month,” said GHMC Additional Commissioner (IT), K Surendra Mohan.
Infants who are born in the hospitals mentioned above will be issued Aadhaar cards with integrated registration of births.
Before the hospital authorities issue the discharge summary report, the parents will be handed over the Aadhaar card and birth certificate of the child at the hospital itself. The scheme is being implemented by the GHMC in coordination with CSC e-Governance Services India Limited under the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Surendra Mohan added.
This is going to be a paradigm shift from the traditional concept and the government will ask citizens to apply for certificates and citizens will get their certificates directly in the digital locker, he said.
For implementation of this project, hospital managements have to set up their own infrastructure and make arrangements for issuing certificates.
The GHMC, which convened a meeting recently with managements of government and private hospitals, informed that the project yielded good results at Government Maternity Hospital in Petlaburj, where it was introduced on a trial basis. The vision of government was to provide necessary certificates to newborn child immediately after birth and also push them to the digital locker.
“This is first-of-its-kind initiative where government is issuing certificates to a newborns. This is going to be a real government-to-citizens initiative where government issues certificates to citizens the moment the baby is born. The project would be implemented with the support of health department, GHMC, ITE&C, UIDAI Telangana and CSC,” he added. The move would help in pushing the Aadhaar, birth certificate, defect certificate into digital locker of the new born babies and also will help the health department to monitor delivery of all welfare and health-related benefits to an infant, tracking the child from birth to immunisation to school admission. Besides, it would seek to serve as a database of children assured delivery of services, Surendra Mohan added.