Ministry of Health almost finishes international accreditation for Two Hospitals

WAM Dubai, Feb 3rd, 2013 (WAM) — The Ministry of Health has assured its serious efforts to finalize the international health accreditation of Sheikh Khelifa Hospital in Ajman and Kalba Hospital as part of their efforts to achieve international health standards in all the health facilities.

In this context, Dr. Salem Abdul Rahman Al Darmaki, Acting Undersecretary met with Professor Mark Sachaine, chairman of Health International Accreditation Corporation and Dr. Paula Wilson, CEO of Health International Accreditation Corporation and Dr. Ashraf, UAE representative.

The meeting was attended by Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Medical Practices and Licensing and Awadh Seghayer Al Kitbi, CEO for Institutional and Supporting Services.

The meeting reviewed the accomplished procedures to approve Sheikh Khelifa Hospital in Ajman and Kalba Hospital according to the rules and regulations of international health standards.

Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Medical Practices and Licensing stated that the ministry has completed the required procedures for the two hospitals as the first health facilities to be approved soon.

He said: “We agreed to review all the criterion standards with the JCI team and review the latest stages of health accreditation. Our team represented by quality and health accreditation representatives will visit the hospitals to evaluation their current status”.

The two parties agreed to enhance and approve all the needed procedure to complete the international accreditation in preparation of their announcement to obtain the international health accreditation certificates.

Al Amiri added that the ministry is almost done for the approval of Sharjah Blood Transfusion and Research Center by the JCI team in the USA. The corporation will begin its inspection visits to the center during the end of the current year.

It is noted that Sharjah Blood Transfusion and Research Center is an approved referential center for the Middle Eastern Mediterranean Region in cooperation with the World Health Organization since 2008. It also provides blood transfusion services in the African and Middle Eastern Mediterranean Region based on the agreement which was signed by the Ministry Of Health, Al Waha Corporation and World Health organization.

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