5 medical centres face MoH penalties

ABU DHABI — Five medical centres in the country will face penalties for illegally publishing medical-related advertisements imperiling public safety, said a health ministry official.

By Nada S.mussallam

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Published: Thu 3 Aug 2006, 10:41 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 5:59 PM

“The Private Medical Licensing Committee at the Ministry of Health has decided to penalise five health centres across the country for placing medical advertisements in different newspapers and gazettes without the prior approval of the ministry,” the official told Khaleej Times yesterday.

He said two of the centres will be closed down for operating without a licence, in addition to publishing ads without first getting the ministry's approval.

“Violations pertaining to illegally advertising medical products based on commercial profits have been increasing remarkably recently,” noted the official.

He said the committee ruled that Obesity and Slimming Centre in Ajman will be closed down because it was operating without a licence. The centre has also violated MoH rules by publishing medical related ads without prior approval.

The ministry had earlier issued a final warning to the centre's director. Sahla Beauty Salon also faces the same fate for the same reasons.

The director of the salon was given a final warning to end violations at once or face legal action.

Meanwhile, Dr Hassan Abrah Orthodontic Clinic in Sharjah, Al Quora Specialised Consultant Clinic and Dar Al Jamal for Cosmetics in Ajman will be penalised for illegally publishing medical ads without MoH approval.

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