Online registration for medical checkup
Dubai, February 3, 2009
The Ministry of Health in Bahrain has launched an online registration service for pre-employment medical checkup for expat workers.
The new eService is available around the clock on the eGovernment Portal, www.bahrain.bh, and comes as part of the Ministry of Health’s continuous efforts in elevating the level of its services in line with the Bahrain Vision 2030, said an official spokesman.
The Ministry of Health’s latest offering joins the assortment of eServices available on the eGovernment Portal, which includes checking radiology results status, drugs prices listings, delivery date calculator, checking blood record, body mass index.
Director of marketing and awareness, eGovernment Authority, Isa AbdulRahman said the eService has gained wide acceptance among the population because it simplifies the booking procedure and its convenience and ease of use, citing the steady increase in the number of online bookings to date.
“Not only is the service very easy to use as compared to the traditional method which requires physically going to the registration centres and fighting traffic, looking for parking, and queuing for long periods of time, but it also offers a number of other special features,” said AbdulRahman.
“For example, users will receive an SMS reminder before the appointment date and have an email with the appointment details delivered to them. The service will even automatically make appointments for two or more workers with a click of a button, and allows users to pay the registration fees electronically right then and there.”
“The Bahraini health sector is committed to constant development of its service and offering the best possible service to the people. And I believe the eGA National Portal is one of the most important mechanisms of achieving that because it allows us to utilize the time and effort spent on routine procedures in other ways which will improve overall performance and employ the Ministry’s resources more effectively,” said health information director in the Ministry of Health Ibrahim Al Nawakhtha/
Al Nawakhtha also revealed that the Ministry of Health will be launching several other eServices on the eGA National Portal, including issuing birth and death certificates, and student and health worker immunizations, among others. – TradeArabia News Service