Shanxi puts integrated newborn services under trial operation


Updated: 2024-04-01

North China's Shanxi province officially began trial operation for its efficient and integrated newborn services on March 28. 

The trial operation pilot areas include Jincheng city and its six counties and districts, with a tentative trial period of one month. This project is available both online and offline. 

The integrated service covers a wide range of affairs, including the issuance of birth certificates and vaccination certificates respectively by the health department and the disease control and prevention department; additions to the household registration by the public security department; basic medical insurance registration for urban and rural residents by the medical security department; and individual application for social security cards by the department of human resources and social security. 

This integration has achieved a deep convergence of services across multiple government departments. Applicants can enjoy one-stop offline services, reducing the number of the required submission materials to just four. The processing period during this time period is also estimated to be shortened to just four working days. 

Regarding the online application of the integrated newborn service, parents of newborns (at least one of whom is a Shanxi resident) can apply for a range of certificates online via the Shanxi administrative service applets on mobile apps like WeChat or Alipay. This enables a one-time submission and integrated services across departments and regions. 

An official in charge of the trial operation said that once this trial operation is stable and mature, the efficient and integrated newborn services will be introduced across the entire province. These services will also be expanded and updated timely to meet the actual needs of the public.