Kuwait Ministry of Health demands computer literacy

Ministry will offer salary incentives to employees who excel in computer skills, and will consider terminating those that fail.

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By  Rob Corder Published  September 10, 2000

Kuwait's Ministry of Health has trebled its investment in medical equipment this year, and computerisation is a major element in the increased expenditure.

But the Ministry has seen IT investment squandered before, due to poorly trained personnel, and is determined that this will not happen again.

A spokesperson for the Ministry told Al-Seyassah daily yesterday that "it was prepared to terminate employees who are not computer literate, while embarking simulaneously on comprehensive computerisation and automation upgrade of its work practices."

The spokesperson also said that computer literacy would be a key factor in employees earning bonuses.

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