Ensure quality compliance before giving licence

THERE has been a sudden surge in the number of people and institutions turning to private hospitals and clinics following the decision of the Department of Health and Medical Services in Dubai and Northern Emirates to charge expatriate health card holders for surgeries in government hospitals beginning May 1. Consequently, several hospitals, hoping to cash in on the situation, have approached the Ministry of Health for licences to perform minor surgeries which do not require continuous hospitalisation, where the patients can be discharged the same day.

By (The Monitor)

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Published: Sat 30 Apr 2005, 10:50 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 3:28 PM

The Ministry, while considering such applications, should ensure that these hospitals meet the specifications and requirements to conduct such surgeries, even if they are minor in nature. Moreover, the Ministry should also carry out inspections regularly to ensure that the hospitals which have been issued such licences continue to comply with the conditions, and are offering quality medical services to patients.



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