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MOH Launches Awareness Campaign on Malpractice at Emergency Departments
31 December 2018

​​​The Ministry of Health (MOH) launched today (Sunday) an awareness campaign on malpractice at all emergency departments of health institutions, to be followed by a monitoring campaign next week.

In an awareness infographic published on its twitter page, MOH highlighted that the main malpractices at emergency departments include: inadequate implementation of infection control, the practitioner or establishment has expired license or none at all, non-availability of the minimum staff, insufficient ambulatory supplies and medication, no well-equipped isolation rooms in hospitals and the ambulance is inappropriate or unavailable. 

The penalties include imprisonment of the practitioner for six months, a fine of up to SR 100,000 for the practitioner or institution and cancellation of practitioner's license. 

It is noteworthy that MOH pays great attention to monitoring and inspection to raise the level of compliance with regulations and policies to maintain the safety of the services provided to patients, through periodic monitoring by inspection teams across the Kingdom regions and provinces.  It urges everyone to report any health violations to the (937) cervices center.​

MOH has established the Assistant Agency for Compliance to follow-up compliance with the regulations and professional ethics in health sector. These procedures falls within MOH's developmental initiatives and scheduled campaigns to control and verify the health sector's compliance. 

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