New Delhi medical dispensaries adopt biometric workforce management

May 30, 2014 - 

The Directorate of Health Service in New Delhi is set to deploy biometric workforce management machines in 98 medical dispensaries across the capital.

According to a report in the Hindu, this news comes following complaints of punctuality among staff, the non-availability of medicines and issues of poor sanitation. Quoted in the report, Health Services Director N.V. Kamat said that biometric systems are already in place in the directorate office.  

As we’ve reported extensively in, biometric technologies are increasingly being used as an authentication factor for workforce management, as the technology has the potential to eliminate “buddy-punching.”

According to the report in the Hindu, “it was recently found that several doctors were absent anywhere between 25-40 percent of their work days.”


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