Aurangabad Government Medical College starts issuing Unique Disability ID cards
The Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) in Aurangabad in Maharashtra has started issuing Unique Disability ID (UDID) cards.
The Orthopaedic Department of the GMCH will now give out the UDID cards to disabled people in Aurangabad district in Maharashtra.
The service was launched this week. At the launch, 25 UDIDs were issued.
The launch of the service at the GMCH will bring huge relief to disabled people. They had no way of getting UDIDs earlier in Aurangabad.
The UDID project was launched in 2017 by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities , under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
The card acts as an important document for disabled people. It can be used to avail various concessions and schemes set aside for disabled people by the government.
Earlier every state in India issued a separate set of disabled ID cards. With the UDID, there is now a common card that can be used in any part of the country by disabled people.