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MOH Closes a Private Dental Medical Complex in Al-Ahsa
21 April 2024

The Ministry of Health (MOH) issued a “precautionary closure” for a private dental medical complex in Al-Ahsa to preserve the safety of patients. The directorate’s compliance teams observed serious violations represented in enabling practitioners to carry out work beyond their medical specialization, as well as allowing practitioners to work without a license to practice a profession. The violators were referred to the competent authority to impose deterrent legal penalties against them, to ensure the safety of citizens and residents.

MOH called on the necessity of adhering to the health requirements included in the health regulations, and the preventive procedures and measures followed in the Kingdom. It also called upon the community to take health services from licensed facilities and persons, and that advertising licenses in places where services are provided is a right of patients, and to stay away from those medicine imposters, and the centers which are not approved to provide health services. The regulations consider the rights of practitioners and the rights of patients and are sufficient to enhance patient safety and protect practitioners and the medical profession. Article Two of the Law on the Practice of Health Professions affirms the prohibition of practicing any health profession except after obtaining a license, as stated in Article Thirteen of the system itself prohibits examining patients in places other than those designated for that purpose. Article 10 also prohibits health practitioners from advertising and publicizing their person directly or through mediation.
 It is noteworthy that the Ministry of Health’s compliance teams conduct periodic monitoring and inspection tours and follow up on what is published on various social platforms to preserve the safety of patients, public health, and preserve the honor of the medical profession.

Last Update : 30 April 2024 09:58 AM
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