The current MoH fingerprint system is not sustainable - JMA

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AMMAN — On Tuesday, the Head of the Media Committee of the Jordan Medical Association (JMA), Dr. Hazem Al-Qarala, confirmed that the new fingerprint system issued by the Ministry of Health is not compatible with the nature of doctors’ work. Jo24 reported.اضافة اعلان

The fingerprint system that Dr. Qarala is referring to is a biometric attendance system that utilizes fingerprints to allow employees to clock in and out of their office.

In an interview with Jo24, Dr. Qarala added that the JMA does not object to the application of the fingerprint system, but it sees the necessity of taking into account the working conditions of doctors in terms of working hours and the nature of their profession, indicating that the working hours of many doctors exceed the limit set in the civil service system. He explained that doctors in government hospitals work according to the shift system and irregularly, depending on the work conditions and requirements.

Dr. Qarala’s statements came after meeting with a group of doctors from the Jameel Al-Totangi Hospital yesterday to discuss objections to the fingerprint system issued by the Ministry of Health.

Dr. Qarala called on the ministry to involve the JMA in setting foundations to protect the rights of the doctor and the ministry together, ultimately rejecting the current form of the fingerprint system.

Jo24 reached out to the Minister of Health, Dr. Firas Al-Hawari, and Elham Khreisat, the Secretary General of the Ministry, for statements, but they could not be reached.

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