Fatimah (left) and the Ministry of Welfare. Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development permanent secretary Dr Sa'adiah Abdul Samat speaking at an interview. Photo: Ramidi Subari

KUCHING: The iSarawakcare mobile application, slated to be implemented fully next year, is now on a three-month trial.

According to Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development (KWKPK) Minister Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah, the app is already available for the usage of the public at present.

“It is on a three-month trial starting this month.

“This is because there will be some slight problems in its implementation,” she told reporters after officiating at the closing ceremony of a talk on i-Suri, i-Saraan, special aid for single mothers and iSarawakcare held at Waterfront Hotel here on Monday (Sept 14).

The iSarawakcare app contains information and online applications for various forms of assistance such as the Endowment Fund Sarawak (EFS), ‘Bantuan Ibu Bersalin’ (BIB), Kenyalang Gold Card (KGC), Special Annual Grant (GTK), ‘Bantuan Khas Pesakit Buah Pinggang’ (BKPBP) and ‘Bantuan Ihsan Kematian’ (BIK).

Fatimah also revealed that 15,592 babies out of 19,538 Sarawakian newborn babies (80 percent) this year had registered for EFS as of Aug 31.

She said her ministry had made payments to 14,033 or 90 percent of them.

On BIB, she said 9,352 out of 19,682 Sarawakian mothers (48 percent) had successfully applied for the post-natal care aid as of Aug 31.