Abu Dhabi shuts down 8 healthcare facilities for violations


Eight healthcare centres in the UAE capital have been shut down for breaching laws and standards, the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH) announced.

A fine of AED 1 million fine was issued to a dental clinic for suspected fraud and misuse of public funds, and an investigation launched into the conduct of the doctors.

Meanwhile, three centres - an occupational medicine centre, a laboratory, and a medical centre - were shut down for violating regulations related to "the prevention of infectious diseases".

Four homecare facilities were also closed for issues related to "patient consent, treatment explanations, contract approvals, emergency supplies and unauthorised staff practices".

DoH has called on all healthcare facilities operating in the Emirate to comply with its policies and regulations to preserve the health and safety of all community members.

The Department affirmed it will continue to carry out regular inspections and assist violating facilities to correct any shortfalls.

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