The Czech Republic should introduce IDs with electronic chips as of 2018, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said at a conference dealing with IT in state administration on Monday. The government is also trying to push ahead with the introduction of electronic prescriptions and sick leave certificates which should lower the administrative burden on doctors and patients and improve control of paid sick leave. Many older GPs in the country oppose the move arguing that they do not have an internet connection and such conditions would put them out of business. The two-day conference should also announce the winner of the best municipal web page.
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