i dont really remember how long t take to open the account..
i remember on the 2nd day i gave birth at Thomson Medical Center hubby n i went dwn to do baby birth cert, after collecting the birth cert (on the spot) then we went to open the account.. its on the spot but i think it take about 1-2 weeks to process. if i never remember wrongly.
if you put 1k into the account only next month then the other 1k wil be in the account.. if you want to use the $ you can do it this way
for example you want to pay for baby vaccination $500. you can put in $500 1st (means you pay 1st) then next month the gov will still put in the $500 for you. although the $ is in the account for 1 day.
hope my explanation ans your qn..