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Dubai busts unlicensed medical professionals

The individuals were caught carrying out illegal medical practices inside residential apartments, in violation of the DHA's laws and regulations.


Many unlicensed individuals were stopped from practising medicine after they were caught red-handed during inspections, according to the Dubai Health Authority's (DHA) health regulation department.

The individuals were caught carrying out illegal medical practices inside residential apartments, in violation of the DHA's applicable laws and regulations. The health regulation department in coordination with the Dubai Police arrested a number of individuals who are not licensed by the authority and were conducting illegal medical practices inside a residential and non-licensed apartment as a health facility. 

The team was able to confiscate medical equipment used for surgery, abortion and ultrasound, in addition to large quantities of medicines and medical solutions and drugs included in the category of the controlled and semi-controlled medicines in addition to non-registered drugs and large amounts of cash. 

The individuals were referred to further investigation, while the equipment was transferred to the warehouse of the central services unit at the DHA where the necessary action will be taken.

Dr Marwan Al Mulla, director of the health regulations department at the DHA, said the Executive Council Resolution No. 32 of 2012 on the regulation of practising health professions in Dubai, regulates the practice of activity in the healthcare sector and includes appropriate penalties against violators.

Implementing this resolution ensures that the quality of services provided in the sector and ensures that health facilities and professionals are compliant with laws and regulations.

Dr Al Mulla stressed the importance of reporting violations, offenders and facilities who are practising medicine illegally, calling on the public to be cautious of medical advertisements on social media and do research and ensure the validity of these services before getting the treatment or service done. 

Dr Al Mulla added that within the framework of the authority's efforts to reduce such illegal practices, the DHA has developed a link titled 'Health' on the Dubai Now Application, which the customers can visit to verify the validity of existing health announcements.

Source: khaleejtimes

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