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Mother-infant RFID tagging to check lifting of newborns in hospitals

Come July, it will not be a cakewalk for child-lifters on the prowl in government hospitals, who slip away with newborns under the very nose of security guards. Whenever the news of a missing infant breaks out, apart from agony to the parents, it is a huge embarrassment for the hospital that fails to provide safety on its premises. The Andhra Pradesh Health, Medical and Family Welfare department, in a novel initiative, has decided to use technology aided security measures for the safety of the newborns in government hospitals. In a first for any government hospital in the country, Guntur General Hospital will put synchronised Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Tags on the mother and new born as a security measure.

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