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The Problem: A person who was not happy with his disability percentage given in one hospital, would go to some other hospital and get another certificate according to his will. There was no way to verify whether a person is a genuine or a bogus person. The entire process was manual and the records for every hospital were kept in the respective hospitals’ registers. The calculation of the disability percentage was subjective because it was based on the doctors’ discretion.
The Solution: SADM is a web-based software application that allows scientific assessment of disabilities. In this approach, the doctors are instructed to enter only the parameters of the person into the system, following which the software automatically assesses the percentage of disability of that particular individual. Accordingly, a computer-generated disability certificate with a unique ID is issued to the concerned person.
The Result: Scientific assessment of degree of the disability is done on the basis of methods and formulae prescribed in the Gazette 2001 issued by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India. So, the element of subjectivity and discretion is minimal. An applicant, once registered/issued a certificate from one hospital, cannot go to another hospital for re-assessment. He will be flagged. Hence, bogus cases will be weeded out.