Number of issued health e-cards in Azerbaijan increases by over 8%
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan.7
By Huseyn Veliyev - Trend:
The number of heath e-cards issued by Azerbaijan's Heath Ministry to the parents of the newborn has increased by 8.1 percent in 2014, compared to 2013, Health Informatization Centre under the ministry told Trend on Jan.7.
The centre said that the number of issued heath e-cards increased by 64,710 in 2014, compared to 2013 and hit 855,315.
Moreover, the ministry issued 5,827 cards in 2014 to the patients who get medications free of charge. The total number of the health e-cards issued for these patients reached 67,368.
Around 51,069 health e-cards were issued in 2014 to the patients passing medical check-up, which is 26 percent more than in 2013. In total, 247,240 health e-cards were issued to these patients.
The health e-cards are prepared at the Public Health and Reforms Centre under Azerbaijani Heath Ministry and issued to the parents of the newborn and the patients of medical institutions through polyclinics free of charge.
Health e-cards contain information about the holder's personality, health and social insurance and other data.
The information is entered into a single database of health facilities through a local network, which ensures rapid exchange of proprietary information.
All maternity hospitals, maternity wards of hospitals and children's hospitals subordinate to Azerbaijani Health Ministry have been connected to this system.
Edited by SI
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