#Human Resources

100 Common Medical Leave Reasons in Malaysia

Siti Khairina Mohd Fikri
by Siti Khairina Mohd Fikri
Sep 21, 2023 at 5:34 PM

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In Human Resources(HR), managing medical leave is an integral yet challenging aspect of ensuring employee well-being and organizational productivity. In Malaysia, where diverse health issues may arise, HR professionals must be well-prepared to address various medical leave requests effectively. 


100 Common MC Reasons in Malaysia

  1. Fever
  2. Influenza (Flu)
  3. Common Cold
  4. Sore Throat
  5. Headache
  6. Migraine
  7. Fatigue
  8. Dizziness
  9. Nausea
  10. Vomiting
  11. Diarrhea
  12. Stomach Ache
  13. Food Poisoning
  14. Gastric Problems
  15. Allergies
  16. Skin Rashes
  17. Insect Bites
  18. Minor Burns
  19. Sprains
  20. Strains
  21. Cuts and Abrasions
  22. Minor Infections
  23. Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
  24. Ear Infections
  25. Toothache
  26. Dental Procedures
  27. Tonsillitis
  28. Sinusitis
  29. Asthma
  30. Bronchitis
  31. Pneumonia
  32. Tuberculosis (TB)
  33. Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  34. Diabetes
  35. Cholesterol Problems
  36. Heartburn
  37. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  38. Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)
  39. Kidney Stones
  40. Hernia
  41. Appendicitis
  42. Gallstones
  43. Hemorrhoids
  44. Menstrual Cramps
  45. Menstrual Disorders
  46. Endometriosis
  47. Fibroids
  48. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  49. Pregnancy-related Issues
  50. Childbirth and Postpartum Recovery
  51. Breastfeeding
  52. Post-Operative Recovery
  53. Physiotherapy
  54. Chiropractic Care
  55. Acupuncture
  56. Homeopathic Treatments
  57. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
  58. Mental Health Issues (e.g., Anxiety, Depression)
  59. Stress-Related Ailments
  60. Burnout
  61. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  62. Panic Attacks
  63. Insomnia
  64. Sleep Disorders
  65. Eating Disorders
  66. Substance Abuse Recovery
  67. Rehabilitation Programs
  68. Cancer Treatment and Recovery
  69. Chemotherapy
  70. Radiation Therapy
  71. Chronic Diseases (e.g., Rheumatoid Arthritis)
  72. Organ Transplants
  73. Genetic Disorders
  74. Immunodeficiency Disorders (e.g., HIV/AIDS)
  75. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  76. Learning Disabilities
  77. Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)
  78. Speech Therapy
  79. Occupational Therapy
  80. Vision Problems
  81. Hearing Impairments
  82. Physical Disabilities
  83. Neurological Disorders (e.g., Epilepsy)
  84. Muscular Dystrophy
  85. Cerebral Palsy
  86. Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  87. Parkinson's Disease
  88. Alzheimer's Disease
  89. Stroke Recovery
  90. Amputation and Prosthetic Care
  91. Paralysis
  92. Hospice Care
  93. Palliative Care
  94. Bereavement
  95. Influenza Vaccination
  96. COVID-19 Testing and Quarantine
  97. Vaccination Side Effects
  98. Annual Health Checkups
  99. Medical Appointments
  100. Preventive Health Measures


HR Best Practices for Managing Medical Leave in Malaysia

  1. Establish Clear MC Policies: Develop comprehensive medical leave policies that outline employee entitlements, reporting procedures, and documentation requirements.
  2. Encourage Open Communication: Foster a culture of trust and open dialogue, allowing employees to discuss their health concerns without fear of discrimination.
  3. Documentation and Certification: Request medical certificates or supporting documentation for extended MCs and follow up with employees regularly.
  4. Medical Leave Tracking Systems: Implement leave management software to streamline the tracking and approval process, ensuring accurate records.
  5. Return-to-Work Interviews: Conduct return-to-work interviews to facilitate a smooth transition back to work and assess any necessary workplace adjustments.
  6. Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs): Offer EAPs to provide employees with resources for managing personal and health-related challenges.
  7. Compliance with Employment Laws: Stay updated on Malaysian labour laws to ensure compliance and fair treatment of employees.
  8. Flexible Work Arrangements: Consider flexible work arrangements or remote work options to accommodate employees with ongoing health conditions.
  9. Empathy and Support: Show empathy and support employees facing medical challenges, helping them balance work and health effectively.
  10. Training for HR Personnel: Train HR personnel on handling Medical Leave cases sensitively and professionally.


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