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Dubai's DHA closes health facilities over violations

Dubai Health Authority said the facilities - clinics, health centres and pharmacies - were shut down by the authority after inspections found medical violations

Dubai's DHA closes health facilities over violations
The facilities, which include clinics, health centres and pharmacies, where shut down by the authority after inspections found medical violations. (Photo for illustrative purposes only)

Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has announced that it has closed a number of private health facilities for not complying with the authority’s laws and regulations.

The facilities, which include clinics, health centres and pharmacies, were shut down by the authority after inspections found medical violations.

Dr Marwan Al Mulla, CEO of the Health Regulation Sector at the DHA said the authority is keen to ensure the safety of patients by making sure that all health facilities are complying with its rules and regulations.

Al Mulla said that not providing the necessary equipment in operation rooms as per approved standards and the lack of emergency medication were among the reasons for the closures.

In some cases, the DHA closed the operation rooms of some of the violating facilities for a month as per the recommendations of the health committee. These centres will be re-evaluated and will be reopened if they were found to have corrected the violations.

He added that it is working hard to further strengthen regulations in Dubai to provide quality services that meet the needs and demands of patients.

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