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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i have been off work for two weeks. i went to my doctor who gave me a sick certificate for two weeks dated from the 4/5/2010. i went to my doctors on the 10/5/2010. could you possibly tell me when this certificate runs out. is it from the day i went to my doctor or from the 4/5/ 2010.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr... here
Doctor :   Let me read your query
User :   hi could you answer my question if possible
Doctor :   It shall be mentioned on the certificate
Doctor :   like from this day
Doctor :   which means the date of issue put
Doctor :   or from the date
Doctor :   it shall be written
Doctor :   How is it in your case?
Doctor :   If it is dated from 4/5/2010, then it shall be effective from that date
User :   so that means from the 4/5/2010 and not the 10/05/2010. so my return to work is 18/5/2010?
Doctor :   Right
Doctor :   If the date of issue is 4/5/2010, then it does end on 18th
User :   so it ends on the 18th and i return to work on the 19th? i am sorry but this is rhe first time i have had a sick note
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   It is not a problem
Doctor :   It is a pleasure answering your query
Doctor :   Do you have any other doubt?
User :   yes do i return the 19th or 18th? i am still not weel wil the doctor give me a futher sick note?
Doctor :   Sure, if you report back to him
Doctor :   he shall examine and do the needful
User :   ok thanks alot for your help
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.

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