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Health chiefs close Dubai hospital after public safety risk

Unnamed hospital to shut for three months after repeated violations that posed risks to public safety

Health chiefs close Dubai hospital after public safety risk

The authority said the hospital did not meet health and safety standards or comply with regulatory health policies, impacting patients in operating rooms and inpatients.


Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has closed down a private hospital in the emirate for failing to comply with medical standards and regulations.

The identity of the hospital was not revealed but the DHA said it would be closed for three months after a number of inspections and visits revealed repeated violations that would jeopardise the safety of the public.

In a statement, the authority said it "will not tolerate any law violations and will take actions against those do not work within the framework of responsible medical practice".

The authority said the hospital did not meet health and safety standards or comply with regulatory health policies, impacting patients in operating rooms and inpatients.

All of the hospital’s departments and operating rooms will be closed, although the outpatient clinics will stay open and, although the hospital is not allowed to accept new patients, they can continue to treat existing patients.

DHA said the hospital will be re-evaluated in three months.

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