The Popular Parliamentary Group has urged the Government to register the newborns electronically at the Civil Registry during the health crisis caused by the Coronavirus.
With a Proposal not of Law signed by the spokesman of the Popular Parliamentary Group, Cayetana Álvarez de Toledo, by the deputy spokesman of the GPP José Ignacio Echániz and by the Labor spokesman of the GPP, Diego Movellán, the Popular Group proposes to facilitate this registration method "In order to be able to process the maternity and paternity benefit, without prejudice to the fact that once the state of alarm has ended, the parents concerned provide the originals of the relevant documentation."
In the initiative, the GPP recalls that "in many cities, fathers and mothers are having problems registering their children in the Civil Registry", an essential requirement to be able to collect maternity and paternity benefits. "It is true that many hospitals carry out the registration electronically whenever the process is simple, however, if the situation goes beyond the standards, the registration must be in person and that is when the problems are arising," he warns.
To avoid causing unnecessary economic harm to families, the Government is also urged to "require Civil Registries to scrupulously comply with
established in the Royal Decree, of March 14, by which the state of alarm is declared and additionally to establish the procedures and necessary means to
make possible the registration of newborns in all the Registries of the country ”.