“Health” postpones non-emergency surgeries, dental treatments and procedures – UAE – News and reports


The Ministry of Health and Community Protection decided in a circular issued to the private health facilities it supervises in Sharjah, Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah, Umm Al Quwain and Fujairah to postpone unnecessary surgeries that require general anesthesia and blood transfusion, in addition to stopping cosmetic services such as hair removal, botox, fillers, and face lift Hair transplantation, and postponing non-emergency or pre-planned dental treatments and procedures, or for people with respiratory symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, or a runny nose.

The circular included stopping the provision of 5 types of health services, from today until further notice, and these services include: cupping, Chinese needles, and physiotherapy, with the exception of services required by the necessary cases according to the discretion of the treating doctor, traditional Chinese medicine, in addition to the cosmetic services that are conducted In health facilities, which may transmit (Covid 19) infection, including hair removal, botox, fillers, face lifting, and hair transplantation.

The Ministry affirmed that this circular comes within the framework of its keenness to ensure the interest of patients and protect public health in society, and in the scope of dealing with developments related to the emerging “Corona” pandemic, and in view of the current circumstances and the situation that requires concerted efforts and taking precautionary measures to combat this virus in accordance with the requirements of the interest. The public, calling on all concerned private health facilities to abide by and abide by the circular.

Dr. Amin bin Hussein Al-Amiri, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health and Community Protection, Assistant for Public Health Policies and Licenses, announced that the provisions of the decision of His Excellency Abdulrahman Al Owais, Minister of Health and Community Protection, No. 230 of 2020, regarding permitting health professionals to move to work for any of the health authorities in The state, in the context of contributing to the fight against the emerging “Corona” virus.

He indicated that all practitioners of health professions are allowed to move to work for any of the health authorities in the country other than the health authority that granted them the license, without being bound by the transfer procedures and requirements stipulated in the legislation in force in the country or any other requirements or procedures not mentioned in the ministerial decision.

He stated that practitioners of the health profession are transferred to work within the framework of implementing the provisions of Article 1 of the aforementioned Ministerial Decision upon the request of the body that has the need for this and after coordination with the health authority that granted him the license to practice the profession in the state.

Al-Amiri stated that a practitioner of the profession who practices his work in implementation of the provisions of the ministerial decision is subject to the supervision of the health authority that has transferred to work for it according to the work system specified by it and that it may submit, if necessary, any observations regarding the performance of the practitioner to the health authority that granted him the license to practice the profession In the state.



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