Bundang CHA hospital said Tuesday it would launch Korea’s first an online birth notification service, allowing parents to report their babies’ births on the Internet.
In the past, parents had to report births personally. The registration process required a birth certificate issued by obstetrics and gynecology, and a declarant (mother or father) to go to the local community center with their ID cards. If the parents did not report the birth of their child within one month, they had to pay a penalty of 10,000 won to 50,000 won ($9.3 to $46.5).
With the new online birth notification service, however, CHA hospital can help parents file birth registrations without going to a community center, and instead report it on the family relationship registration website online.
The hospital will send the birth certificate to the Supreme Court’s electronic family system immediately after receiving consent for the provision of the third person of the mother's personal information. Then a parent has only to access the homepage of Supreme Court family relationship registration website and confirm the process.
“With the service, the hospital expects that the parents will be able to concentrate on their postpartum care,” said Jang Sung-woong, deputy director of Bundang CHA Women Hospital. “Bundang CHA Hospital will continue to do its best to develop new patient-centered services.”