The Indian government has chosen Evolis, a European-based card printer, to provide solutions for decentralized production and distribution of health ID cards. The Indian government has implemented a new health care access program for 60 million Indians living below the poverty line. This scheme provides families with health insurance values at $800 per year.
The Evolis Pebble printer will be use to produce and personalize the cards. The project has already seen the deployment of 300 Pebble color printers in India with personalization of approximately 800,000 cards within a few months. This scheme will gather speed in the next few months with the deployment of close to 700 additional printers before the end of 2009.
In this scheme beneficiaries will receive a smart card that contains the cardholder’s fingerprint and personal health information. This smart card will enable the hospitals, the government and the insurance companies to have precise visibility on medical care provided.
Government agents and technicians are going to the towns and villages where individuals may need the card. After identifying the individual he is issued a smart card on the spot. This mobile application was made possible due to the collaboration of the Indian government, insurance companies, local system integrators and contribution from the Evolis country partner in India, Rajpurohit Cardtec Pvt Ltd.