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RFID-enabled ECHS smart cards launched on Veterans' Day

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

MoS for Defence, Bhamre today launched 'RFID-enabled ECHS smart cards' with enhanced to facilitate the veterans in utilising medical services.

The initiative was announced on the occasion of Armed Forces Veterans' Day.

Chiefs of all the three defence forces--Admiral Sunil Lanba, and B S Dhanoa-- were present at the occasion.

"On #VeteranDay today, a new Identification (RFID) enabled Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) was launched for its beneficiaries which will provide enhanced and facilitate the veterans in utilising the medical services.

"The application can be filled and tracked online. #DIAV," the Additional Directorate of Public Information of the said in a tweet.

The Armed Forces Veterans' Day is celebrated across the country today as a mark of respect and commitment towards the veterans.

The day is commemorated in the memory of first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the K M Cariappa becoming a veteran in 1953.

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First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 23:05 IST