Soon cash transfer to pregnant women to be done through UID

The cash transfer under the Janani Suraksha Yojna, wherein pregnant women are given cash for delivering babies at the hospital, will be done based on the individual's Aadhaar cards. As per a recent survey, in the next nine months, there are 20,000 women who are going to deliver babies

After becoming the first city to allot houses under the slum rehabilitation scheme based on UIDAI numbers, and then make it mandatory to have UIDAI number for applying for a driving license from January 1, the city's health department is all set to make use of the unique identification number, UIDAI, for transferring cash under the central government's health scheme.

Officials in the UT administration say that soon, the cash transfer under the Janani Suraksha Yojna, wherein pregnant women are given cash for delivering babies at the hospital, will be done based on the individual's Aadhaar cards.

Also, the hospitals, including the Government Multi Specialty Hospital, Sector 16 and the Government Hospital, Manimajra, have been asked to help these women to get their Aadhaar cards made followed by opening their bank accounts as well.

For this purpose, at the government hospitals in the city, the UIDAI will soon set up makeshift centres to help pregnant women to get their Aadhaar cards made at the hospital. Also, 11 banks which have been empaneled by the UT Administration will facilitate the banks in opening accounts for the would-be mothers.

Interestingly, as per a recent survey of the UT Health department, in the next nine months, there are 20,000 women who are going to deliver babies. By the time the UT health department will have finished facilitating them for the Aadhaar cards, the next lot will be ready, said a senior health official.

Explaining the mechanism, Dr Rajiv Vadera, officiating Director, Health Services and Medical Superintendent of the GMSH-16 said that they have already done the ground work. Once the pregnant women will come to their hospital for deliveries, they will take their enrollment number, if they have already enrolled for the UIDAI and then the number will be given to the chosen bank based on which an account will be opened for transferring the cash under the specific scheme.

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