Integrate Aadhaar Number to all prescriptions and other medical records
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Medical situation in India face a grim situation where doctor to patient ratio is pity 1:1674 against a WHO norm of 1:1000. And in this situation doctors bear additional problem due to lack of medical history of the patient. Without any medical history it becomes difficult for a doctor to
- treat a patient on emergency bed
- evaluate at any instance of patient suffering from chronicle disease
To battle this, proper medical history of all patients should be documented at a universal platform so that anyone, irrespective of different medical institutions can access it. The pedestal to accomplish this objective should begin by ensuring that all such medical histories (be it any medical tests, prescriptions or hospital discharge) should be linked to the patient's Unique Identification Number (Aadhaar).
Not only doctors, but other areas like medical insurance providers can also reap the benefit by identifying the history of the patient and battle against false claims. Even judicial bodies can seek this documentary evidence in a situation where medical negligence is alleged by the patient.
Remember poor record means poor defense. Sign this petition and make Aadhaar enrollment a necessity for all prescriptions.
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