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Dr. Al-Rabeeah Approves Withdrawal of the License of an Expatriate Health Practitioner
08 February 2014
His Excellency the Minster of Health, Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabeeah, has approved the decision of the Private Health Institutions' Violations Consideration Committee at Riyadh Health Affairs General Directorate, to cancel the license of an expatriate health practitioner, working at the private health sector in Riyadh; due to committing serious irregularities, as he has created a website, alleging that he is a pharmaceutical care counselor, to treat numerous diseases, such as inclusive treatment, impotence, and frigidity, in return for fees paid through prepaid cards.
 
Within the same vein, The Ministry of Health (MOH) highlighted that it will keep on, through its different committees, following up and overseeing the offered services in the health sector; in order to ensure their compliance with the required regulations and specifications, aiming to serve patients and visitors of those facilities, as well as offering high-quality health services to meet their health needs.
 
It is worth mentioning that the MOH, out of its responsibility for the performance level in the private health sector, focuses particularly on inspection tours to verify of compliance with rules and regulations. This aims at maintaining safety and security of the services offered to patients through the constant follow-up carried out by inspection committees in health affairs directorates, as well as the sudden tours, citizens’ cooperative initiatives, and communication via the MOH Portal, through the Citizen’s Voice service, or fax no. 0112124196.
 
Furthermore, the MOH will take the proper statutory sanctions against all irregularities, including financial fines, suspension, license withdrawal, or temporary or final closure. Those sanctions may be imposed upon the private health facilities, pharmacies or health profession staff. They may include also termination and deportation; thus, giving an actual indication that the ministry and its health affairs directorates are keen to inspect and address any deficiencies or failures in the health services offered in the private health sector.
 
 
 



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