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AIIMS issues 12-digit I-cards for health services in Ballabhgarh

February 27, 2012

In a first, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has given 12-digitIdentification Number (ID) to 89,000 inhabitants of Ballabhgarh in Haryana to keep track of health care services being delivered to them.

The unique ID keeps a record of immunization, births and deaths among the select populace in the region where the community medicine department of the premier medical institute runs its rural health services.

This 12-digit has project area (one digit), primary health care centre (one digit), village code (two digits), house number (four digits), family number (two digits) and individual number (two digits), said a senior doctor.

According to Dr Sanjay Rai, associate professor with the department who is posted at Ballabhgarh, the provision of a special ID is a model project. “This project was initiated several years ago. Now, we have connected it to our database for permanent storage of the records. Under this, a 17-digit alpha numeric code is generated on each ID to maintain the data permanently,” said Rai.

“When a person changes his or her residence, s/he can carry the 12-digit card, but we will have the liberty to note down the new address by changing the alpha-numeric reference number available with us,” said Rai.

Doctors said that 28 villages in Ballabhgarh have been covered under the UID project. “Our health care workers visit every house at an interval of 15 days to keep a tab on the health of each individual in every household. We know when someone misses out on an immunization programme and these workers go and remind them about it,” said a senior doctor.

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