Supreme Court Demands Uniform National Policy From The Center On Covid-19

In India, every person is issued a unique identity which is called Aadhaar and comprises 12 digit numeric fields. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, its significance has increased a lot. As the population of our country is very big, Government established UIDAI to manage and perform all the tasks and duties necessary to make this happen. The enrollment and updating process of Aadhaar is simple and requires little effort from your side. This can be completed through aadhaarKendra or centers located in various parts of the country. Within a decade, a large population of the country has been enrolled in the UIDAI database. In order to qualify as an Aadhaar applicant, one has to be in India for minimum of 182 days in a year.

Aadhaar Act clearly disqualifies NRI (Non-Resident Indian) to obtain an Aadhaar card as they do not live inside the country for at least 182 days. Supporting documents such as passport, ration card, PAN cards are very crucial if you want your Aadhaar application to be accepted without any delay and issues. It will take around 90 days from the date of application to get your Aadhaar card at your residential address. Please keep in mind that the enrollment process is 100% free from the Center Government. The purpose of this is to bring as many people to the UIDAI database as possible. The data entry officer will capture two important pieces of information from you. One is demographic detail while the other is biometric detail.

The health situation is very bad all over India due to corona. Every day, people are getting affected by the pandemic and the death rate is increasing day by day. The government and the people have no clue on how to tackle the situation and control the spread of the Covid-19. There is a shortage of beds, injections,s, and vaccines in the hospital. Oxygen is not available to meet the needs of the hospitals. As a result, people are dying just because of the Oxygen cylinder shortage.

The shortage of resources in the hospitals is resulting in the rejection of admissions in the hospital based on the Aadhaar card address. There are reports that hospitals are only giving admissions to the local population. They see the address on the Aadhaar and if it is outside the city or state, patients are rejected for admission on the basis that the local population has the priority over the hospital services than any other outsider. Keeping in view the devastating and Aadhaar address issue, Supreme Court has asked the Center Government to make it clear by issuing a policy for admission in hospitals. SC board headed by Justice D Y Chandrachud clearly asked the Center to make a uniform policy for patient’s admission in the hospital in a Suo Motu case concerning corona. The story behind this Suo Motu case is that a person was denied admission in the Noida hospital just because such a person has the residential address of Mumbai on the Aadhaar card.