Delhi becomes the 1st state in India to start online registration of doctors

New Delhi, 16 July-2014, BINDU SHAJAN PERAPPADAN: Delhi has become the first State in the country to start online registration of doctors. The scheme is aimed at checking malpractices and ensuring that quacks operating in the city are effectively weeded out.

Delhi becomes the 1st state in India to start online registration of doctors

Delhi becomes the 1st state in India to start online registration of doctors

The scheme was initiated in May and has now reached operational levels. Delhi Medical Council (DMC) secretary Girish Tyagi said: “This latest provision is aimed at making the registration system transparent, robust and easy-to-use for doctors.”

Information about the shift to the new system has already been provided to doctors. As per the new rules, all those applying for provisional and permanent registration of recognised qualifications obtained from universities/institutions in India are now required to apply online at the Council website – www.delhimedicalcouncil.org. Any request for offline registration will not be entertained.

Dr. Tyagi said all the certificates of provisional and permanent registration will be sent on registered e-mail ids as mentioned in application forms and the applicants will be able to take their print out. The despatch of certificates of provisional and permanent registration of recognised qualifications obtained from universities/institutions in India by post was discontinued from May 15.

Stating that 1,400 applicants have already used and registered under the new system, Dr. Tyagi explained how the registration process will be beneficial to the common man.

“The certificate provided by the Council will have a scan mark or Quick Response (QR) Code, a photo of which can be taken by the patients and sent to the Council website to check the medical qualification of the doctor and his details. This we hope will help us in weeding out quacks operating in the city,” he added.

Delhi is the first State to launch this system and it is being used as a model for other parts of the country. “The system is to be duplicated across India after being tested here,” added Dr. Tyagi.

(Input source: The Hindu)