East Godavari Collector Kartikeya Misra inaugurated a special counter for issuing of birth certificates to the newborns at the Government General Hospital (GGH) here on Tuesday.

Birth certificates can be obtained from the counter by submitting the Aadhaar card details of both the parents before getting discharged from the hospital after the delivery.

NTR kits distributed

Mr. Misra handed over the birth certificates to a few new mothers, along with the monetary benefits under the Janani Suraksha Yojana and NTR kits to their infants.

Speaking on the occasion, the Collector highlighted the need for promoting institutional deliveries and obtaining birth certificates for all infants without fail.

Aadhaar card on spot

GGH Superintendent M. Raghavendra Rao said that the column ‘name’ would be kept empty in the certificate, which could be included after the naming ceremony. He further said that efforts were on to extend the services of the counter to issue Aadhaar cards to infants on the spot.

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