Ensuring a population’s health through an appropriate health coverage system is one of the key obligations of a nation towards its citizens. But managing the funds allocated to that system is a real challenge if the recipients are not properly identified. In the absence of a modern, computerised population register, biometrics offers many benefits: citizens’ data, including photography, fingerprints and/or iris scans are registered and stored on their health coverage card. When visiting the doctor, the hospital or the pharmacy, their identity can easily be checked in order to know if they are entitled to receive medical aid services. 

 

Health of a Nation

Biometrics can also reveal very useful in the frame of vaccination programmes or medical studies, to make sure people receive the right medical treatment at the right time.

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