In a bid to take forward the implementation of Digital Mission Mode Project (DMMP), it has been decided that some 45,000-odd allopathy doctors practising in Telangana, including about 18,000 medical practitioners in Hyderabad will be provided with a unique identity card.
The project undertaken by the Medical Council of India (MCI), involves the creation of a unified database of all doctors in India. The governing body had issued a notice to all medical colleges to get started with the process but the modalities of the same haven’t been finalized yet.
The digitisation programme will let the attendance of the faculty of private medical colleges getting monitored through a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) card, thus help in detecting the practice of ghost medical faculty. The colleges often adopt to this practice to increase their seat intake.
Besides this, the programme will provide a channel to improve complaint and grievance redressal concerning doctors, provide repository of their certificates and an online channel for them to access all MCI’s services.
The Union Health Ministry has sanctioned Rs 45 crore towards implementation cost for the digitisation project.