Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) says it has handedover a proposal to the President for issuing a National Identity Card (NIC) number to every child at their birth. GMOA says that they proposed this to ensure child rights and social security.
The GMOA has mentioned in the proposal that the NIC number to every child at birth and issuing a NIC with the same number on or before the child reaches 16 years of age, will further strengthen the children’s rights and wellbeing.
Every child will develop a sense of belongingness to the motherland, safety and well-being of the children will be ensured, especially concerning child abuse and child labour, NIC number could be used as a unique health identifier for well coordinated universal health coverage, aforesaid unique identities can also be linked to educational, financial and social information while maintaining the confidentiality and accurately targeting of needy children for availing limited resources can be achieved by using this
During the meetings on COVID Vaccination Programme in the Health Ministry above matter of issuing a tracking number for children was taken up for discussion GMOA said in a statement .