Health Inspections at Restaurants, Shops Launched

ABU DHABI - The health section at the Abu Dhabi Municipality rolled out a series of inspection campaigns targeting commercial outlets, restaurants and cafes in the Capital.

By (Staff Reporter)

Published: Thu 31 Dec 2009, 11:24 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 1:29 AM

The inspection campaign was launched to remove prevalent irregularities. “The latest campaign was launched on Tuesday morning, and was part of the crackdown the section had launched last week”, said Khalifa Al Rumaithi, acting head of the health section.

The campaign resulted in serving 35 warnings to the stores which were found not adhering to the conditions and standards of public health, he said.

He noted that these include extending sewer pipes, carrying out businesses in unauthorised places, and failing to clear the debris after the demolition of buildings and structures, or decoration works, as well as turning the shops into living spaces in the night. Defaulters were given a grace period of a week to rectify the irregularities, he noted.

A total of 12 offences were reported against those who did not stop the irregularities, and were warned last week.

He said, “The ongoing campaigns are part of the strategy of the Abu Dhabi Municipality and its systematic plan on preserving cleanliness and public health in all parts of the city by organising and carrying out awareness, inspection and surveillance programmes.”

During the last crackdown the previous week at the seaport area, fishermen at the harbour and fish market were given warning notices.

The area for the last campaign, according to him, was selected for it is one of the vital districts in the city, where trade stores, cafes, marine equipment workshops are wide-spread, and is relatively crowded with workers.

The inspector of the section is authorised to enter establishments, buildings, trade stores and service-rendering places and extensions, such as toilets during the official working hours in the morning and evening to ensure they are in compliance with the health rules, conditions, and the standards governing health, safety and cleanliness.

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