The Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH) has closed a medical laboratory in the Emirate for violating regulations. The laboratory, which is located in Al Ain, was found to be non-compliant with DoH's standards for medical laboratories, as well as its regulations, policies, and circulars.
Specifically, the laboratory was found to be:
- Not following proper procedures for sample collection and testing.
- Not maintaining accurate records of its testing results.
- Not reporting its test results to DoH in a timely manner.
The closure of the laboratory is a regulatory measure taken by DoH to protect the health and safety of community members. DoH will continue to monitor all health facilities in the Emirate to ensure that they are complying with its standards and regulations.
"The closure of this laboratory is a clear message to all healthcare providers that DoH will not tolerate non-compliance with our regulations," said Dr. Muwaffaq Al-Hammadi, Director of DoH's Health Regulation and Quality Assurance Department. "We are committed to ensuring the highest standards of care for patients in Abu Dhabi, and we will take all necessary measures to protect the public's health."
DoH urges all healthcare providers to comply with its regulations and policies to ensure the quality and safety of healthcare services in Abu Dhabi.
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