28-year old domestic worker denied abortion because she did not have an Aadhaar card


Cases of people being denied healthcare as they fail to provide an Aadhaar number have already started emerging. A 28-year old domestic worker, for instance, had to be hospitalised for a blood transfusion after she had an abortion with an unqualified local physician. She had been denied an abortion, to which she was legally entitled, from a reputable government hospital, as she did not have an Aadhaar card. Following this case, 52 public health organisations and individuals issued a statement demanding that “the linking of Aadhaar to health and other social services be revoked by the Centre and all states.”


Publication: The Wire


Publication: Indian Journal of Medical Ethics