Health towards Digital Revolution
Health towards Digital Revolution24/5/2023
On the sidelines of Comex 2023, the Ministry of Health (MOH) launched today (Wednesday) the self-service medical fitness examination under the patronage of H.E. Eng. Said Hamoud Al-Mawali, Minister of Transport, Communications & Information Technology, with the presence of H.E. Dr. Fatma Mohammed Al-Ajmi, MOH Undersecretary for Administrative, Financial & Planning Affairs at Oman Convention & Exhibition Center.
The service, which is part of the "medical fitness examination system for residency", allows applicants to register through the E-health portal or Sanad offices.
It targets entrepreneurs and individuals wishing to recruit expatriate workers, private sector hospitals and centers that provide medical examination services for expatriates.
The service will be electronically linked with a number of authorities, such as the Royal Oman Police, the Ministry of Labor, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, and the Health Council of the Gulf Cooperation Council states.
The Director of the Electronic Health Department at the MOH Directorate General of Information Technology, Wissam Mohammed Abu Daraz, pointed out that this service will allow residents and companies to obtain the results of medical examinations to renew residency or obtain residency cards from service centers in civil status easily, as well as allows obtaining visas for the first time.
Abu Daraz added that the system aims to increase transparency, reduce counterfeit reports, and save time and effort in issuing medical reports through electronic linkage with the Royal Oman Police (ROP).
Wissam Abu Daraz indicated that this system provides several services, including a medical examination for expatriates for residency purposes for work or renewal, a medical examination to issue or renew the health card, a medical examination to obtain or restore Omani citizenship, a medical examination for technical teams and sailors (enrolment or renewal), a medical examination to obtain or renew a family entry visa and a medical examination to obtain or renew a study visa.
Furthermore, Dr. Mohammed Said Al-Yazidi, Director of Occupational & Environmental Health in the Directorate General for Disease Surveillance and Control (DGDSC), stressed the importance of this service, as it allows the DGDSC to follow up, manage and control the system, and obtain the necessary statistics. It also facilitates the procedures for citizens, residents, and companies to obtain medical examination reports, which ensures transparency and reduces fraud.