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Bid to save costs, prevent tampering
KUWAIT CITY, Jan 19: The Director of Information Systems Department at the Ministry of Health Eng Ahmad Al-Ghareeb announced 300,000 sick leaves were issued following the activation of the new system since the beginning of last December in all health areas except the Al-Sabah medical zone, reports Al-Anba daily.
Al-Ghareeb told the daily the implementation of the electronic sick leave system will save costs and pointed out the aim of the new sick leave system is to facilitate the issuance and prevent tampering or granting the sick leave retroactively. The new electronic sick leave system provides an opportunity to verify the validity of data and sick leaves through the application of the Ministry of Health MoH KW for smart devices, pointing out that the issuance of sick leave electronically will be through the application and the electronic portal of the Ministry of Health moh.gov.kw, and approved by doctors registered in hospitals and documented by the system of the Ministry of Health, and do not need the signature or stamp of doctors of hospitals or health centers.
He stated the government agencies can verify the validity of the sick leave issued electronically using the Ministry’s application, through the rapid response code on the leave form.