Setting a new record, a newborn at Osmanabad got enrolled with Unique Identification Card (UID) Aadhaar Number just six minutes after coming into this world. The infant was enrolled with her own UID Aadhaar Number in the same hospital, creating a new Indian Record to get the fastest Aadhaar Number after birth.
The baby, BhavnaSantoshJadhav was born at Osmanabad District Women Hospital at 1203 hrs yesterday and within 6 minutes at 1209 hrs, she got her own identity by getting an Online birth certificate and Aadhaar number for which facilities were available in the hospital. In an earlier record, in Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh, Rakhi got her Aadhaar Number after 22 minutes of her birth. 'We set a new record in India,' Osmanabad District Collector Radhakrushna Game said, adding that it was a proud moment for Osmanabad District administration. 'Soon we will register all children with Aadhaar and link them with their parents' Aadhaar,' he added.
The newborn and her mother Surekha are stable. Addressing reporters, Women hospital Civil surgeon Dr Eknath Male said Osmanabad is the first district in Maharashtra State where new borns were getting their own Aadhaar which was linked with their parent's Aadhaar for the past one year. 'In Osmanabad Hospital, as many as 1300 newborns got Aadhaar Numbers so we decided to break Indian Record of Fastest Aadhaar and we set a new record, 'he said. 'Along with Aadhaar at birth, we welcome newborns and celebrate as Janmotsav in Hospital,' added Dr Male.
The whole family has Aadhaar, said the newborn's father SantoshJadhav, who is also a TV journalist here. This is the one of the achievements under Digital India for Transforming India of PM NarendraModi,' said Jadhav. Upto age of 5 years, children's biometric data like fingerprints keeps changing, says the UIDAI. But after the Prime Minister 's directive that children can be tracked from birth, the rules were changed . Under the new rules, children were allowed to have Aadhaar registration even if they have no name. Their biometric details would be captured after the age of 6 years.