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No one should be denied the vaccine, medicine, hospitalization or treatment required by Aadhaar: UIDAI

Unique Identification Authority of India, UIDAI has said that no one shall be denied vaccine, medicine, hospitalization or treatment for want of Aadhaar.

In a statement, UIDAI said, certain news items that have appeared in media claiming that vaccination and a few other essential services like hospitalization, were being denied to the residents for want of Aadhaar.

The Authority said that in the Covid pandemic circumstances, no one shall be denied a service and benefit just because he or she does not have an Aadhaar.

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It said, Aadhaar should not be misused as an excuse for denial of any essential service.

UIDAI said, there is a well established exception handling mechanism (EHM) for Aadhaar and it should be followed to ensure delivery of benefits and services in the absence of Aadhaar.

If a resident does not possess Aadhaar for any reason, he must not be denied essential services as per Aadhaar Act.

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