Thu, 28 May 2020
A new online service allowing people affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to register through national platform Bahrain.bh has been launched.
The Royal Humanitarian Foundation (RHF) launched the Corona Registration Service, in cooperation with the Information and Electronic Government (iGA).
The drive is in line with the directives of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa to provide assistance to Bahraini families which were affected by the pandemic and alleviate their financial burdens during this exceptional situation.
The move also followed instructions from HM the King’s Representative for Humanitarian Work and Youth Affairs, National Security Advisor and RHF Board of Trustees’ Chairman Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al-Khalifa.
The Executive Committee, chaired by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier, had directed the foundation to set up a committee to follow-up the proceeds generated by the successful Feena Khair fundraiser.
People seeking more information and queries about the service are required to call the foundation daily, from 8 am until 2 pm, on 38104444 or 38284444.
RHF Secretary-General and Coordination Committee Chairman, Dr. Mustapha Al-Sayyed, said that the applications would be studied in cooperation with competent authorities to ensure they meet the eligibility terms and provide affected cases with aid.
“The Corona Registration Service as a qualitative project which was launched for the first time to enable those affected by the pandemic outbreak to register and benefit from the Feena Khair proceeds,” he explained.
The scheme would benefit categories affected by the pandemic, including private school bus drivers, productive families, employees working in the hospitality sector. “People from other affected categories can also register through the Corona Registration Service online platform and apply for assistance, pending evidence of their eligibility,” he said.
iGA Chief Executive Officer, Mohammed Ali Al-Qaid, said that the launch of the e-service reflects the keen interests of HRH the Crown Prince and HM the King’s Representative to provide material and moral support to help affected people withstand the current conditions.
He underlined iGA’s drive to use modern technologies to contribute to combating the pandemic and support the national efforts led by HRH the Crown Prince,with the aim of urging people to commit to precautionary measures.
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