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.
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.