Babies born at Hospital Rocha Faria, in the West Zone of Rio de Janeiro, can leave the maternity hospital with their civil registration, birth certificate and identity card. The Rio Traffic Department (Detran-RJ) opened a new civil identification post for newborns at the hospital.
The post is the result of a partnership between Detran-RJ and the Public Ministry of the State of Rio de Janeiro and the city of Rio de Janeiro. The objective is to avoid under-registration of births in the state.
According to the Detran-RJ, the forecast is that other maternity hospitals will offer the civil identification service in the coming months. Parents who do not have the identity document will also be assisted for the issuance of the RG, either first or second way.
The Rocha Faria maternity hospital is a reference for high-risk pregnancies in the region and is the second largest in number of births in the city. In it, an average of 450 births are performed per month.
Other maternity hospitals in the state already have civil identification posts from the Detran-RJ. This is the case of the Maria Amélia Municipal Maternity, in downtown Rio, which was the first place chosen to resume the civil identification service for newborns, in a partnership with the municipality of Rio. In Nova Iguaçu, the only public maternity hospital in the municipality, Mariana Bulhões, also offers the service.
*Intern under the supervision of Vitor Abdala