An online sick-leave system has been activated in all health areas, hospitals and specialized health centers, from Wednesday, 15 January, said a notification from the Ministry of Health.
The ministry has asked directors of all health districts and central departments to follow up the system’s immediate activation and to ensure that all procedures are completed.
The procedures include 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 submitting online medical reports by registered doctors and documenting in the e-health system.
The ministry added that as of 15 January it would no longer accept the printing of sick-leaves or medical reports except in emergency situations, or for people with special needs and the elderly.
In the event of any technical problem with the system, the information systems department in the concerned health zone should be contacted.