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Now, newborns will get Aadhaar cards at Punjab govt hospitals

Punjab Health Minister Brahm Mohindra said this will benefit hundreds of children

IANS  |  Chandigarh 

Aadhaar, aadhaar card

Health Minister Brahm Mohindra said on Friday that cards will be issued to new born children in hospitals.

"Henceforth, Aadhar card facilities would be extended to newborns at the premises of hospitals itself. The Heath Department would extend this service with the coordination of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)," Mohindra said.

The facility, being launched under the service delivery programme, is likely to benefit hundreds of children born in hospitals in every month.

Mohindra also said that specialists, including civil surgeons and senior medical officers, posted on non-clinical posts will also perform clinical duties on every Saturday.

"They will also perform scheduled surgeries on fixed days in hospitals," the minister said. 

First Published: Sat, August 12 2017. 10:05 IST