Manama, Aug. 25 (BNA): With medical examinations being mandatory from August for private sector professions related to industries impacting public health, the Information and eGovernment Authority (iGA) has invited all public and private sector employees to avail of the Periodic Medical Checkup Appointment service via the National Portal, bahrain.bh.
iGA Deputy Chief Executive of eTransformation, Dr. Zakareya Ahmed AlKhajah explained that this service, provided by the Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) in cooperation with the Ministry of Health, streamlines appointment bookings, supports entities which play a role in combating communicable diseases, and aids national efforts to protect public health. He revealed that 702,959 appointments have been booked via the portal since 2016 up until June 2021.
Dr. AlKhajah added that this eService has now been further improved, allowing it to electronically identify which industries and professions meet the criteria of the recently implemented mandatory checkups, and determine if additional medical tests are needed in line with the natures of these jobs. This covers salons; cosmetic packaging and sales businesses; massage outlets; food preparation and sales establishments such as hotels and F&B stores at public and private leisure locations; food warehouses; mills and bakeries; and others. The service made possible by linking to Ministry of Industry, Commerce & Tourism data, has been renamed on the National Portal to ‘Periodic Medical Examination Services’.
Dr. AlKhajah noted that this is among several medical eServices the iGA provides through the Portal. Others include viewing and rescheduling of appointments and accessing health reports for individuals and business owners.
The eService has sped up procedures, saving business owners and individuals time and effort by reducing the need for in-person visits to health centers. In addition, it relies on paperless reports, reducing government expenditure and environmental impact.
Please contact the Government Services Contact Center on 80008001 or via the Tawasul app or follow the iGA on its social media channels @iGABahrain to obtain more details about the Periodic Medical Checkup Services or to submit suggestions and comments.