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Biometric attendance system in Delhi govt hospitals on cards

Biometric attendance system in Delhi govt hospitals on cards
The Delhi government is mulling to put in place an Aadhaar-enabled biometric attendance system in its hospitals, following complaints that doctors and medical staff are not reporting to duty on time.

"In a bid to ensure punctuality of doctors and staff at hospitals, we are mulling to put into place an Aadhaar- enabled biometric attendance system in government hospitals,” said a senior government official.

He added: "Of late, we have received complaints of doctors, nurses and other paramedic staff not 
reporting to duty on time. This will make the staff accountable and even contractual employees, including security guards, will have to log on to this system." 

Taking <g data-gr-id="16">view</g> of the matter, Delhi's Health Department has also issued a circular to all medical superintendents and directors of hospitals to strictly enforce punctuality of all hospital staff.

"It has come to the Health Minister’s notice that some doctors and staff are reporting late in OPDs and patient service areas in hospitals,” he said. 

“All Medical Superintendents/ Directors/ Head of Medical Institutions of all Delhi government hospitals, dispensaries and autonomous organisations under the Health Department are hereby requested to strictly enforce punctuality of all staff in the hospital," a government circular stated.

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