Innovative! Swipe smart card, get medicine anywhere

wanna_innovatePeople with HIV/AIDS will soon be able to go out of town without worrying about missing their appointments for treatment at Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) centres.

Within three months, the National AIDS Control Organisation plans to issue smart cards to 3.22 lakh patients who are on ART.

This will enable them to go to any NACO-run centre in India. With a simple swipe of the smart card, the doctor at the centre will be able to view the patient’s complete medical and treatment history so he or she can give the accurate dose of medicines.

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