The Tamil Nadu government has installed new technology in its public hospitals to prevent the cases of baby-lifting. As per a report in the Hindu, there are cases from Salem, Trichy and Vijayawada, all from last year where parents found their baby missing the next morning.
The new technology uses Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology. An RFID tag will be tied to the baby, nurse and its parents. Hence, whoever apart from those who carry the RFID carries the baby through the gate. The alarm will go off and inform the authorities. It is also cost effective which makes it easier for implementation. The implementation of the security system began from last year especially at the Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital in Chennai.
Currently, it has been installed only on an experimental basis. However, once all the technical glitches are resolved, it will be set up in hospitals all across the state.
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