The ministry continues its campaigns to ensure that all facilities meet prescribed quality and service standards. This is part of its strategy to implement national standards for health facilities, strengthen its oversight role and ensure that the community receives health care services that meet the highest international standards.
Dr. Hessa Mubarak, Director of Control, Audit and Inspection Department of MoHaP, said, “Throughout the year, MoHaP conducted daily field visits to medical facilities to ensure ensure compliance with the health laws and legislation in force, while establishing the quality and price of the products. The monitoring service also monitors health advertisements on social media and investigates individual complaints about medical facilities and products.
Dr. Mubarak stressed that the purpose of these inspections was to prevent violations of medical facilities and safety standards, such as offering medical services without a license from the ministry, not disposing of medical waste in accordance with laws and local and international standards, poor pharmaceutical quality storage of products and non-compliance with medico-technical safety requirements for operating rooms.
In addition, he performs checks for compliance with engineering standards and hygiene and sterilization instructions for medical instruments, the ventilation system, keeping records of distribution of controlled drugs and monitors whether antibiotics have been put available without a prescription.
Dr. Mubarak said the ministry appreciates the commitment of private medical institutions to health laws and regulations as they are partners in advancing the health system. She affirmed that the ministry pays utmost attention to patient feedback from the health sector to promote and protect the health of the community.