Less registration under CRS creating problems for MCD
Civil Registration System (CRS) is a Centre- sponsored scheme which was firmed up to save the data related to birth and death online and also to ease the process of making the certificates. However, the system seems to have crumbled down in the city. The notification from the Centre had come in 2016 after which the chief medical officer had directed all the private and the government hospitals as well as the nursing homes functioning in the city to register their facilities online at the Municipal Corporation of Dehradun (MCD). Things are, however, bleak as just 12 hospitals have been registered in the system so far despite a long time having elapsed since the notification was issued and the directive was sent.
As per the information received from the civic body officers concerned, the scheme if executed rightly would have not just helped the officers but the common people.
This online website keeps data of both birth and death which helps reduce labour and time. Also, a person, willing to make any of the certificates, can do it easily from his home without bothering to come to MCD for the verification of the documents. An officer said while stressing on not being named that as things are done online though the system the registration turns hassle free. “However, though the notification was issued way back in 2016 just 12 hospitals have cared to register themselves in MCD so far,” he said.
The MCD officer further revealed that they have been facing various problems as most of the hospitals, especially the private ones, have remained outside the online system. “We receive a hard copy of the data of various hospitals which we enter all by ourselves. It is wastage of both labour and time. If this system gets online it will be a great relief. It would not just help saving time but also the data entered would be correct. Besides, the people would be able to access it and collect certificates at their own ease,” he said.
Queried over the matter, the chief medical officer Dr SK Gupta said, “We are aware of the non-functioning of the system. We have again notified all the hospitals. We hope to get the right response. If things are so the process of registration of all the hospitals-both the government and the private ones- is likely to be completed in about a month.”
Thursday, 14 February 2019 | PNS | Dehradun
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