Ministry of Health set working hours for employees

The working hours are now set to minimum of 40 and a maximum of 48 hours per week.

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The Ministry of Health has set working hours for over 10,500 employees in 105 ministry medical facilities at a minimum of 40 and a maximum of 48 hours per week.
The new system applies to 16 hospitals, 67 primary healthcare centres, six dentistry centres, six school health programmes and 10 preventive medicine centres.
The minister of health, Abdulrahman Al Oweiss issued a decision granting employees compensation for any overtime accrued after 48 working hours at a rate of one lieu day for every seven consecutive hours.
Official working hours for employees working outside the shift system in hospitals is 7am to 3pm Sunday to Thursday.
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