The number of health facilities that have been licensed in Dubai since the beginning of this year until the end of last May, 37 health facilities, while the number of licensed health professionals during the same period reached 2340 health professionals.

The Executive Director of the Health Regulatory Sector at the authority, Dr. Marwan Al-Mulla, said that the authority’s continued receipt of applications for professional licenses and investment in the health sector reflects the great confidence that the emirate has as an ideal destination for health investment, and confirms its competitiveness and durability of its infrastructure, and legislation governing the health sector and its ambitious vision Its ability to cross and overcome all conditions and challenges, and exit from it is more powerful and solid.

Al Mulla affirmed the keen interest of the authority in continuing to provide its distinguished services to patients and customers in general, and its continuous efforts to motivate and encourage investors and improve their experience during the exceptional circumstances of the "Covid-19" pandemic, through a package of government facilities, and the maximum response to their needs and aspirations, to take advantage of investment opportunities that Provided by the emirate.

He said that the authority had licensed 37 new health facilities, including one hospital, 16 pharmacies, nine general and specialized medical clinics, and nine eye examination centers.

During the same period, the authority licensed 2340 health professionals, including 466 doctors, 210 dentists, 922 nurses and midwives, 723 assistant medical professionals, and 19 workers in the field of complementary and alternative traditional medicine.

Al Mulla added that the number of licensed health facilities in Dubai reached 3419 health facilities until the end of last May, while the number of health professionals working in them reached 39,488 health professionals.

He reviewed the Authority’s efforts in the field of health regulation, the licensing mechanism for individuals and health facilities, and its oversight role on health facilities to ensure their commitment to applying global standards in services provided to customers.

Al Mulla explained the procedures and facilities provided by the authority to meet the needs of investors, and facilitate their access to professional licenses, through the “Shiryan” system for registering and licensing medical facilities and professions in the Emirate of Dubai.

He said that the procedures for obtaining licenses to practice the profession will be through submitting an electronic application to the Health Regulation Department that evaluates the certificates and verifying their authenticity, in cooperation with the competent authorities in this field, and conducting electronic examinations for applicants wishing to obtain a license to practice the profession.

Al-Mulla called upon those wishing to obtain health facility licenses to submit an electronic application to the authority, where the application is reviewed to ensure that it meets the requirements and conditions of the license and the extent to which the information matches the reality and the issuance of initial and final approvals.

Al-Mulla said that the registration system for health practitioners and medical facilities (Shiryan) has contributed effectively to improving the experience of internal and external customers, in the licensing, inspection and control stages of health facilities, pointing to the ease and speed of access to the service via smart channels, to meet the individual needs of each customer, and ensure Adherence to laws and regulations when providing services.

Al Mulla pointed to the support and facilities provided by the Dubai government to the private sector to invest in the medical sector, noting the role the private sector plays as a strategic partner in providing health care services in various medical specialties.

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