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Hos­pi­tals given three years to meet stan­dards

MO­HAM­MAD ALSO IS­SUES DE­CREE ON CON­TROL OF TRADE IN PRE­CIOUS STONES

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The de­cree sets the stan­dards to be ap­plied to hos­pi­tals in terms of qual­ity of ser­vices, pa­tient safety, health care pro­fes­sion­als and hospi­tal de­sign re­quire­ments in ac­cor­dance with fed­eral laws and global stan­dards.

Hos­pi­tals in the UAE have three years to com­ply with uni­fied na­tional stan­dards an­nounced yes­ter­day in a de­cree by His High­ness Shaikh Mo­ham­mad Bin Rashid Al Mak­toum, Vice-Pres­i­dent and Prime Min­is­ter of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

The de­cree sets the stan­dards to be ap­plied to hos­pi­tals in terms of qual­ity of ser­vices, pa­tient safety, health care pro­fes­sion­als and hospi­tal de­sign re­quire­ments in ac­cor­dance with fed­eral laws and in­ter­na­tional stan­dards for hospi­tal ac­cred­i­ta­tion.

The uni­fied na­tional stan­dards pro­vide the ba­sis for reg­u­la­tors to eval­u­ate the per­for­mance of hos­pi­tals within their ju­ris­dic­tion and as­sist them in de­vel­op­ing their own qual­ity man­age­ment sys­tems.

Shaikh Mo­ham­mad Bin Rashid also is­sued a de­cree on the con­trol of trad­ing in pre­cious stones and me­tals.

The de­cree rules that pre­cious me­tals and stones can­not be ex­ported with­out a cer­tifi­cate of ori­gin or ex­port iden­ti­fi­ca­tion card.

The iden­ti­fi­ca­tion should be clear, af­fixed made of durable ma­te­rial.

The de­cree spec­i­fies the el­e­ments that must be in­cluded in the of­fi­cial stamp.

The de­cree also stip­u­lates the con­di­tions for set­ting up ex­hi­bi­tions of pre­cious stones or me­tals.

It says that such ex­hi­bi­tions must be li­censed and the items on sale carry an of­fi­cial stamp, or iden­ti­fi­ca­tion card. card and

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