Doctor: Aadhar must for Permanent Registration Number

In order to get the Unique Permanent Registration Number (UPRN), the Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) has put forth a notice to the doctors. The notice briefly reads that the doctors will have to submit their Aadhar card number alongside hardcopy of the card to get the UPRN number

Permanent Registration Number

It is mandatory for doctors to submit their Aadhar card hereon, clearly stated a notice by the MMC on Tuesday. On December 14, the notice was issued to all the registered doctors of the state. The doctors are hence asked to submit the details and the copy of the card at the earliest.

The following needs to be done by the doctors at the earliest:

  • The registered doctors have to give details about their Aadhar card.
  • The card will also have to be uploaded on their site.
  • The registered number of the doctor has to be written on the aadhar card and a copy of the same has to be sent via courier or should be hand-delivered to the MMC office.
Aadhar must for Permanent Registration Number
The MMC notice issued for the doctors

The Medical Council of India had issued notices to all Registered Doctors across the country in July for the purpose of making all the information related to the doctor online. Aadhar card has been made compulsory under the Digital Mission Mode Project and the new registration number for IMR and Unique Permanent Registration Number.

While talking to My Medical Mantra about the same, MMC President Dr Shivkumar Utture said, “The notice was issued to crack down on the bogus doctors. The idea is to avoid duplication of licences for doctors who practice in the bordering areas of states. Lastly, many-a-times, doctor’s whose licence is cancelled here goes and starts working elsewhere. A centralised system will curb this malpractice too.”

From March to May, about 81 bogus doctors were identified in the state and their licences were cancelled.

Medical Council’s transactions in Maharashtra are now online. Therefore, the doctors in Maharashtra will not have to register again. However, doctors will have to give their document’s information to the medical council.