Muscat – The sultanate, represented by the Ministry of Health (MoH), won the Sheikh Salem al Ali al Sabah Informatics Award for the Tarassud + app on Monday in Kuwait.
The award recognises innovations and achievements of participants from the GCC and the wider Middle East.
The 20th edition of the award was held at Bayan Palace in Kuwait under the auspices of Sheikh Nawaf al Ahmed al Jaber al Sabah, Emir of Kuwait.
Tarassud + won the award in the category of information development.
The sultanate’s delegation to the event included H E Dr Fatma bint Mohammed al Ajmi, Undersecretary for Administrative, Financial and Planning Affairs in MoH, and Bader Sulaiman Awlad Thani, Director General of Information Technology.
Tarassud + is the official COVID-19 app of Oman for citizens, residents and travellers to the sultanate.
MoH developed and maintains the app with features, including digital vaccination certificates, RT PCR results and COVDI-19-related statistics.
The app also features awareness material, alerts, government decisions and detects isolated persons in the vicinity.
Speaking at the event, Sheikha Aida Salem al Ali al Sabah, chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the award, informed that in 20 years, hundreds of participants and winners have been honoured. “The COVID-19 pandemic has struck all walks of life but did not deter the work of the Informatics Award and its commitment to the world of digital and information technology.”