Expatriate doctors above 60 can no longer practise

ABU DHABI - Expatriate doctors above the age of 60 will no longer be able to practise the profession in the country, unless they were among certain categories specified by the Ministry of Health (MoH).

By Nada S. Mussallam

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Published: Wed 21 Apr 2004, 12:02 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 1:08 PM

A senior source at the ministry told Khaleej Times on Tuesday that consultants and specialists in the mentioned age group will not be allowed to work in the country unless they were among 22 specialisations assigned by the ministry.

The specified medical fields include open heart surgery, surgical oncology, organ implantation, neurosurgery, cosmetic and emergency surgeries, speech therapy, microbiology, nuclear medicine, radiology, orthodontics, immunology and virology and alternative, complementary medicine and internal medicine specialisations, said the source.

Nurses and technicians assisting in handling certain other specialisations, like dialysis, magnetic resonance imaging, intensive care, electro-encephalogram and audiometry are also among the specified categories, he said.

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