Bahrain launches eBirth service
Manama, March 21, 2013
Bahrain’s Ministry of Health today launched the integrated eBirth Service in a move to deliver faster service.
The service is launched in collaboration with the eGovernment Authority (eGA), Ministry of Health (MoH), Central Informatics Organization (CIO) and Bahrain Post.
The service was launched at a press conference attended by Health Minister Sadiq AbdulKarim Al Shehabi, Commander of the King Hamad University Hospital (KHUH) Brigadier Doctor Shaikh Salman bin Ateyatalla Al Khalifa, along with eGovernment Authority CEO Mohammed Ali Al Qaed, and Central Informatics Organization president Dr Mohammed Al Amer.
The service allows electronic registration for newborns rather than following conventional procedures. It allows users to obtain the identity card – CPR - for newborns, apply and attain birth certificates, pay all fees related to such transaction and receive documents via mail. As a result the procedure’s timeframe has been reduced from 4 weeks to 5 days maximum.
“As instructed by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa - Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Supreme Committee for Information and Communication Technology, the Ministry of Health has managed to adopt the National Health Information System (I-Seha) as a comprehensive healthcare strategy which aims to focus primarily on upgrading health-care services overall,” said Al Shehabi.
Al Shehabi also announced the launch of MoH’s new website that contains a variety of information and detailed data of ministry services with all its various departments and divisions. – TradeArabia News Service