UAE - E-Dirham used in health insurance
Tuesday, 10 31 2017, Category: Insurance and Reinsurance, Country: U.A.E
The UAE Ministry of Finance (MoF) signed a membership document with the Medical Office of the Ministry of Presidential Affairs and two agreements with Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) and the National Health Insurance Company (Daman) to join the e-Dirham system, a fully integrated electronic payment and revenue collection system developed in partnership with First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB).
The first agreement was signed between MOF (represented by HE Saeed Rashid Al Yateem, Assistant Undersecretary for Resources and Budget Sector) and the Medical Office at the Ministry of Presidential Affairs, represented by Undersecretary and Director General HE Hassan Ahmad Al Alkeem Al Zaabi. Additional agreements were subsequently signed by MOF both with Daman (represented by board member HE Dr. Saeed Abdullah bin Mutlaq Al Ghafli) and SEHA (represented by Managing Director Mr.Abdullah Saeed Al Dhahri). In line with FAB’s role in the system, Han’a Al Rustamani, Group Head of Personal Banking at FAB countersigned the agreements with Daman and SEHA on behalf of the bank.
HE Saeed Rashid Al Yateem, Assistant Undersecretary for Resources and Budget Sector at MoF, said: “We continuously seek to increase efficiency and ease of government services offered to individuals and corporation. Signing these two agreements and the membership document to adopt the e-Dirham system is considered a step further in improving the efficiency of services provided by the health sector.”
“The Ministry of Finance is working to constantly improve the e-Dirham system and offer the best digital solutions and services by aligning it with the latest international standards, investing in the latest smart technology infrastructure and strengthening the connectivity of e-Dirham to other modes of electronic payments, which are being used throughout the UAE. This falls in line with our nation’s strategy towards developing a knowledge-based and digital economy,” Al Yateem added.
HE Hassan Ahmad Al Alkeem Al Zaabi, Undersecretary, Director General of the Medical Office at the Ministry of Presidential Affairs, said: “In the framework of strategic partnership with MoF, the Medical Office signed this membership document to allow hospitals of the initiatives of His Highness, the President of the UAE, to join the second generation of e-Dirham system”.
Source: Al Bawaba