Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) completed the implementation of the electronic health file program. This e-health file program includes all public schools in the country in the electronic health file project for students at the beginning of January 2021.
This will help in developing school health services provided in public schools and provide distinguished and high quality services pertaining with highest international standards. This will further promote student health as well as adolescent health.
Dr. Samya Al Abdulla, the Executive Director of the Operations Department at the PHCC said that with the beginning of the current year the launch of the electronic student health file program was completed in all 281 public schools in the country. Along with this 326 school health nurses were trained to use program in the right and proper way.
She further added that the importance of the project lies in its reliance on modern electronic systems to manage students’ health files in school clinics. In this the student’s electronic health file is transferred instead of the paper file, as the file includes all the student’s personal data, his health information, in addition to the student’s medical history, and the vaccinations that he received in advance, and it is linked to the electronic health file of the student at the health center.
Consultant of Community Medicine and Director of School Health Program and Services Dr. Leila Dahnim added that this achievement was the result of hard work for five continuous years on this project, as its implementation began in early 2016 in several stages.
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