MOPH, Ooredoo ink Deal for E-System to Control Communicable Diseases

HE Dr. Hanan Mohammed al Kuwari, Minister of Public Health, and Sheikh Abdulla bin Mohammed bin Saud Al Thani, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Ooredoo signed an agreement for creating an e-system which will ensure registration of vaccination of both children and adults and help control communicable diseases in the State of Qatar.

Through the e-system, all health facilities in the State will be connected with the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH), with the system allowing for the reporting of cases of communicable diseases and the registration of vaccinations, taking into account the full confidentiality of patients.

Implementation of the system will be in two phases. The first will link the e-system with existing certified electronic medical records in all government health facilities, while the second will connect other private and quasi-governmental health centers to the system. The aim of such connection is both to monitor and control the spread of communicable diseases and to ensure registration of vaccinations.

Dr. Kuwari explained the e-system will help strengthen the capability of MOPH to effectively monitor, manage and respond to health challenges, providing daily and weekly data on high-priority diseases in order to be able to take necessary preventative measures in a timely manner to maintain the health of the population. The system will also allow the identification of vaccination patterns, consumption rates and vaccine stocks in the country.

Source: Government of Qatar