MoH activates e-sick leave system

No need for doctors to sign or put their stamp on sick leave

KUWAIT: The Ministry of Health, has activated from today, Jan 15, 2020, the electronic sick leave system in all health areas, hospitals and specialized health centers, reports Al-Anba daily.

The Ministry of Health has asked directors of all health districts and central departments to follow up the system’s activation and ensure that all procedures are completed. The procedures consist of registering all doctors working in hospitals and specialized health centers into the system, in addition to training employees and doctors on the use of the system and its method of work, approving sick leaves and electronic medical reports approved by the doctors registered in the system and documenting in the e-health system. Speaking of the procedures published by Al-Anba there is no need for doctors to sign or put their stamp or hospital or government health center stamp on electronic sick leave or electronic medical reports.

The Ministry of Health prohibits the printing of sick leave or medical reports in health centers and hospitals, except in case of urgent need, or for people with special needs and the elderly.

The procedures say in the event of any technical problem with the system, the information systems department in the concerned health zone should be contacted. The Ministry of Health has allocated Mahmoud Haji Haider Health Center, in Jabriya, Block 6, for Kuwaitis only living in the Jabriya, while the Jabriya Health Center in Jabriya, Block 7, has been allocated for expatriates in the area. The Ministry of Health says this is to facilitate procedures for treating citizens in primary health care centers in the Jabriya residential area

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