Aadhaar Compulsory for tuberculosis patients
Individuals suffering from tuberculosis might need to compulsorily submit their Aadhar card apply online to avail benefits under a central government strategy, Aadhaar Compulsory for tuberculosis patients.
A telling in this regard was issued by the Union health ministry, which also requested people who don’t have Aadhaar card to get themselves registered by 31 August.
“Someone qualified to get the benefit under the scheme is, hereby, required to provide proof of ownership of Aadhaar authentication applications or experience Aadhaar authentication,” the notification said.
The health ministry provides Aadhaar enrolment centers for people who don’t have an Aadhaar number. There is absolutely no Aadhaar enrolment center found in taluka or the block or tehsil, facilities that are enrolment will be provided by the section from the state authorities at places in coordination.
The notification further states that the strategy provides conditional cash assistance for a benefit.
Assuming a patient receives the Aadhaar amount, they could avail the benefits of the assistance of Aadhaar enrolment ID slide, a copy of the petition made for Aadhaar enrolment or other government records like voter identification card, Linking of Aadhaar card with PAN, bank passbook, credit card amongst others.
“This notification will come into effect on the date of its publication in the official gazette in most of the states and Union land administrations except Assam, Meghalaya and Jammu and Kashmir,” it added.
The RNTCP below the National Health Mission aims at promotion of universal access to tuberculosis care with early identification and normal treatment completion and Aadhaar card status.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently stated that tuberculosis outbreak in India has been “bigger” than that which was previously estimated and claimed that the nation was among six countries which accounted for 60 percent of the new cases in 2015.
Based on reports, the incidence of tuberculosis in India was at 217 per 1,00,000 population in 2015 according to the previously estimated 127.
The government has pledged its commitment to remove tuberculosis from 2025, five decades before their worldwide aim to decrease the amount of these deaths by 90 percent by 2030.