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UAE orders closure of seven healthcare facilities for violations

Four medical centres and three pharmacies shut for up to 60 days as part of crackdown on medical malpractices

UAE orders closure of seven healthcare facilities for violations

The UAE's Ministry of Health and Prevention has closed seven health facilities for up to 60 days for violating health regulations and the Code of Professional Ethics as part of its crackdown on medical malpractices.

Four medical centres and three pharmacies have been temporarily shut down since the beginning of 2016, according to Dr Amin Hussain Al Amiri, Assistant Under-Secretary for Public Health Policy and License Sector and vice-chairman of the Medical Licensing Committee.

He said in comments published by news agency WAM said that seven health facilities have been closed for a period ranging between 30 and 60 days.

He said that the ministry is deploying teams of inspectors to ensure compliance of medical and pharmaceutical facilities with health regulations and that they provide high quality services as per locally and internationally accredited standards to enhance the safety and health of the community.

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