Thursday, March 23, 2023

District administration gets tough on birth records


Jamshedpur : The district administration along with Unicef has decided to soon write letters to all the hospitals and nursing homes in the district to streamline the process of birth registration in the district. The East Singhbhum district as of now holds a record of 70 per cent birth registration (2011-12) out of the total infants born in a year. The target is to make it 90 per cent by the end of this year.

As compared to East Singhbhum, other districts like Gumla, Lohardaga, Sahebganj, Hazaribagh and Garhwa have better percentage of birth registration. “We met with various officers and block co-ordinators so that they know the importance and the correct procedure to register a birth.

We have decided to send letters and forms to all the hospitals and nursing homes to maintain a record and regularly send datas to the district administration,” said Jagat Bhushan Prasad, East Singhbhum civil surgeon. Birth registration in Jharkhand is done as per the Birth and Death Registration Act, 1969 and Jharkhand Birth and Death Registration ruling, 2009.

Accordingly every birth is to be reported and registered within 21 days at the place of its occurrence in the prescribed reporting forms. Birth Certificates in Jharkhand are issued by a number of local bodies namely Medical College hospital, Sadar Hospital, Sub divisional Hospital, Nagar Nigam, Municipality, Referral Hospital, PHC and others.With the school admission season round the corner, the notified areas committees have already started to receive considerable number of persons applying for computerised birth certificates in the last few days.

This might be increased to five at the time of rush, which is usually during March, officials of the local body said. “On an ordinary day, we issue about 300 to 400 birth certificates and the number increases to a maximum of 3,000 to 4,000 certificates a day during the month of June.

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