MoH blacklists practitioner of alternative medicine

ABU DHABI — The Ministry of Health (MoH) has blacklisted a man, who was in charge of Ibn Bitaar Centre for alternative medicine, for publicly claiming to be a medical professional, according to a senior health official.

By Nada S Mussallam

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Published: Wed 9 May 2007, 8:20 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:21 AM

The MoH decided to blacklist Jalal in Sharjah for using the media to call himself a doctor, said Dr Ibrahim Ali Al Qadi, Director of the Private Medical Practice Department at the MoH.

He said the decision was taken by the Private Medical Licensing Committee at the MoH following reports presented by the Sharjah Municipality and the Medical Licensing Section at the Sharjah Medical District regarding Ibn Bitaar Centre.

"The committee met Jalal, who was in charge of the centre. It appeared that he utilised the media to identify himself as a doctor," said Dr Qadi.

"The committee will cancel the licence of the centre if it's not renewed within six months from the date of issuance, " he added, referring to other violations committed by the centre.

The official also said the committee had issued a notice to an eye consultant working with Ibn Al Haitham Specialised Medical Centre for carrying out surgeries without its approval.

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