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DHA shuts down violating health facilities


The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced that it has closed a number of private health facilities for not complying with the authority’s laws and regulations. The facilities, which include clinics, health centres and pharmacies, where shut down by the authority after inspections found medical violations at these facilities. Dr Marwan Al Mulla, CEO of the Health Regulation Sector at the DHA stressed that while the authority believes in the important role of private health facilities in the development of Dubai’s health sector, the authority is keen to ensure the safety of patients by making sure that all health facilities are complying with its rules and regulations. He added that the authority is working hard to facilitate the growth of the private healthcare sector in Dubai to provide quality services that meet the needs and demands of patients. He said that the DHA is also working hard to further strengthen regulations to ensure the delivery of quality health services. Dr Al Mulla said that not providing the necessary equipment in operation rooms as per approved standards and the lack of emergency medication were some of the reason that resulted in the closure of these centres. In some cases, the DHA closed the operation rooms of some of the violating facilities for a month as per the recommendations of the health committee. These centres will be reevaluated and will be reopened if they were found to have corrected the violations.

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