Wed Nov 15 2023

Rethinking the Need for a New UID System for Doctors in India By NMC

Rethinking the Need for a New UID System for Doctors in India By NMC


This blog challenges the rationale behind the National Medical Commission's (NMC) recent announcement of a new unique identification (UID) for doctors in India. With existing reliable state medical council registration numbers and the National Health Authority's Health Professional Registry, the need for an additional UID is questioned. Concerns arise about potential information silos and the efficiency of introducing another layer of identification. The blog suggests focusing on implementing existing UIDs as a consolidated source of truth, collaborating with the NHA for registry accuracy, and making it mandatory for all doctors. Refining current systems appears more practical for the estimated 14 lakh medical doctors in India, avoiding unnecessary expenses and complications.

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