Hyderabad: The registration numbers of all the practising allopathy doctors in the Telangana State are set to be phased-out in the coming months. As part of Medical Council of India’s plans to implement Indian Medical Register (IMR), the practising doctors across the country will now be issued with a Unique Permanent Registration Number (UPRN).
Being implemented as part of the Digital Mission Mode Project (DMMP), the existing registration numbers of all the doctors will be replaced by UPRN. Doctors who are additionally qualified such as Post Graduation will now have to register themselves online through IMR system.
According to MCI, approximately 10 lakh UPRN numbers will be generated all over India in the coming few months. In addition to the UPRN, the registered medical practitioners will also be given RFID identity cards that will provide a documented proof of their registration at all times and also facilitate doctors to work across all the country by having ‘One Country One Registration’.
To enable transparency in the system, submission of documents for various processes such as registration of additional qualifications, certification of good standing etc., should be made by the doctors online, which means that there will be no physical submission of documents at the MCI office.
For effective implementation of the shift from traditional registration numbers to UPRN, the MCI wrote letters to State units of MCI seeking cooperation from individual doctors. The doctors on an individual basis have to register themselves on the MCI website then start the process of the applying for fresh UPRN numbers.
MCI officials in the letter sent to State units said the DMMP will create a digital network and facilitate data exchange across all medical college in the Country and converting Indian Medical Register into digital.