Mubasher: Batelco announced it has signed an agreement with the Supreme Council of Health (SCH) on Sunday, 2 September 2018, in support of the National Health Insurance Programme (Sehati), according to an official statement on Monday.
The leading digital solutions provider in Bahrain, Batelco, said in the statement that this joint cooperation aims at endorsing the working relationship between the official health entity and the telecom company, with the aim of carrying out health-related projects.
Under this health agreement, Batelco will allocate BHD 850,000 to support the government’s health sector initiative, in addition to connecting the health authorities with the National Health Insurance Programme.
Additionally, Batelco will support the SCH in the planning process for Sehati programme.
Batelco aims at developing a system in which hospital and health centres’ records are connected, allowing patients’ flexibility on choosing a hospital or health centre within the Sehati Programme.
“Batelco will also contribute by offering solutions that link medical files and systems between the Kingdom’s various health centers and hospitals, which will support the health sector in revolutionizing the sector through better utilising the available resources while overcoming pressing challenges,” according to the statement.
Batelco’s chairman Shaikh Abdulla bin Khalifa Al Khalifa commented “our partnership with the Supreme Council of Health has provided us with this opportunity and Batelco will focus its efforts on providing the required support to uplift and enhance the Kingdom’s health sector.”
SCH President Lieutenant General Dr. Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Khalifa said “we are proud to work with Batelco and their provision of advanced solutions and advisory is a step forward to achieving the National Health Insurance Programme.”