With over 1 billion citizens, India is the second most populous country in the world, second to china. Over 1 bilion people live and work in this giant democracy every day, and with such a large population comes a proportionally large government and education infrastructure. Officials have recently implemented a plan to ensure that Indian medical post-graduates from indistinguishable government departments do not mistakenly get teaching jobs, and they’re going to use RFID cards to help make the plan come to life.
These medical ID cards, which will become part of the post-graduation application process for students, will contain a photo, signature, demographic information and most importantly, the degrees that he or she has acquired. This, according to a committee who designed and is implementing the plan, will help avoid unqualified postgraduates from getting cushy jobs, sewing yet another loophole of bureaucracy shut. Evidently, many hospitals and other potential employers failed to check the facts presented to them by potential candidates – something that happens worldwide. With doctors, however, comes special risk. An unqualified M.D. can administer the wrong drug, misdiagnose, or ruin lives. This plan, according to the Indian Government, will help keep the careers of hopeful doctors in check and help more students get the education they deserve.