Dubai sets new standards for oncology services

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Dubai has announced a new set of standards for regulating oncology services in healthcare facilities.

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) said that the regulations are based on best international practices in the field, with a focus on patient-care and safety. 

They also include performance indicators for monitoring the effectiveness of the services provided.

The new standards were outlined during a special workshop organised by the DHA in collaboration with the Emirates Oncology Society.

The latest initiative is aligned with Dubai's Healthcare Strategy 2026, which aims to establish a pioneering system that boosts patients' and their families’ confidence and contributes to making Dubai one of the leading destinations for medical services.

"The new standards reflect DHA’s commitment to achieving the best outcomes for patients by offering high-quality diagnostic and therapeutic services and improving patient experience in their journey to recovery. Regulations will also contribute to enhancing efficiency, sustainability and accessibility of healthcare within a patient-centered system," said Dr. Marwan Al Mulla, CEO of the Health Regulation Sector at the DHA.

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