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Monday, 29 January 2018

FEI warns Health Ministry against arbitrary closure of private hospitals

The Federation of Industries’ healthcare division issued yesterday a warning to the Health Ministry against the arbitrary closure of private hospitals, Al Borsa reports. Unjustified closures negatively affect private sector hospitals’ reputation and investment in the sector, the division said in a statement. It adds that the ministry is legally required to grant hospitals a 30-day grace period to address any violations before being shut down, and could face legal action for failing to comply with these requirements. The ministry had shut down and re-opened As-Salam International Hospital earlier this month following a complaint by an emergency patient’s family.

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