Dubai Health Authority participates in 10th International Conference on Medical Regulation
- United Arab Emirates: Tuesday, October 09 - 2012 at 16:20
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A delegation representing the Dubai Health Authority under the chairmanship of His Excellency Qadhi Saeed Al Murooshid, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority took part in the 10th International Conference on Medical Regulation which took place in Ottawa, Canada from the 2nd to the 5th of October.
He said Dubai has over the years gained outstanding experience in the field of health regulation and that the DHA regulatory framework is important to ensure best practices are followed across all healthcare facilities in the Emirate of Dubai.
He said that implementing and regularly updating regulatory policies are essential to ensure safe and efficient practice in the health sector and for the wellbeing of the population of Dubai and medical tourists alike.
He said that the DHA is keen host this conference in Dubai in 2016, and this is in line with the Emirate's strategy to host prestigious global conferences which help in exchange of state-of-the-art information. Al Murooshid said that the authority aims to further strengthen the position of Dubai on the global map, in line with the vision of and wise leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and as per the guidance of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority.
Al Murooshid said that the conference opening ceremony was attended by H. E. Mohammed Saif Helal Al Shehhi, UAE Ambassador to Canada, and that the conference discussed many themes and principles of health regulation, licensing standards for health professionals and health facilities, patient safety, mechanisms to deal with medical complaints and global developments in health regulation services.
Dr. Layla Mohamed Al Marzouqi, Head of Clinical Governance Office, DHA Health Regulation Department, highlighted during the conference the DHA health regulation department's mechanism to deal with medical complaints. She provided an overview of the transparent procedures that the authority has in place to deal with medical complaints.
She discussed that the authority ensures that they deal with medical complaints with speed and determination to ensure a well regulated health sector. She said the regulation department has over the years, focussed on e-transformation to ensure quick and easy services which are in line with international standards.
During the conference, the DHA also provided information about its online health licensing system known as Sheryan which the DHA has launched recently to provide healthcare professionals and facilities with an opportunity to seek medical license to practice in Dubai online.
The delegation participating in the conference along with His Excellency Qadhi Saeed Al Murooshid Director-General of Dubai Health Authority included Dr Marwan Akhund, Assistant Director of Health Regulation, Ahmed Al Muhairi, Legal Consultant and Director of Legislation Department of Legal Affairs of the Government of Dubai, Dr. Layla Mohamed Al Marzouqi, Head of Clinical Governance Office, DHA Health Regulation Department Dr. Osama Kayali, Head of Health Regulation Section, Dr. Hisham Al Hammadi, Chairman of Learning Resource Centre, Engineer Tony Zoghbi Director of Governance and Internal Audit, Khawla Al Mansouri Chief, Division of Professional Regulation and Mr. Ghanim Lootah, Head of Events Section.
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