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UAE hospitals hiring unlicensed staff will face stiffer penalties soon

The UAE health ministry has said under the new federal law on Medical Licensing, healthcare providers will face harsher punishments and pay hefty monetary fines for hiring unlicensed medical staff, Khaleej Times has reported. The penalties may include court case referrals, according to a senior official from the ministry. "The punishments will now be different and harsher," said Dr Amin Al Amiri, assistant undersecretary for Medical Practice and Licensing at the ministry.