Dr. Ibrahim Al-Tawala, the President of the Medical Association, has shed light on the issue of sick leave issuance in health centers, revealing that approximately 3 million medical leave certificates are issued annually. Notably, this figure excludes medical doctors working in government hospitals and the private medical sector, reported Al-Jarida Daily.

He emphasized that a remarkable 90% of issues on primary care doctors arise from disputes over sick leave. He called for the implementation of an “electronic sick leave” system to modernize and digitalize the process, reducing burdens on healthcare services and enhancing its overall quality.

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