TB patients have to submit Aadhaar details to avail cash benefits: Health Ministry

Jun 22, 2017 17:20 IST

A recent notification by the Union health ministry states that people suffering from tuberculosis will now have to submit their Aadhaar details to avail cash benefits from the government for their treatment, under the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP). 

The Health Ministry has given the deadline of 31 August 2017 for those who haven’t yet registered with the Aadhaar database or those who do not have the Aadhaar card. The Aadhaar number will be linked to Nikshay, the government's database for the health programme on tuberculosis.

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In case, there is no Aadhaar enrollment centre located in the respective block or taluka or tehsil, the department in the state government will provide enrolment facilities at convenient locations in coordination with the Union Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).

Till a patient gets the Aadhaar number, they can avail the benefits with the help of Aadhaar enrolment ID slip, a copy of the request made for Aadhaar enrolment or other government documents such as voter identity card, PAN card, bank passbook and ration card.

The notification is applicable in all the states and Union territories except Assam, Meghalaya and Jammu and Kashmir.

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