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Non-essential surgery not allowed at Dubai hospitals for a month


DUBAI – Starting on Thursday (January 21), hospitals in Dubai cancelled all non-essential surgeries as part of a directive by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA).

The DHA on Wednesday instructed all healthcare service provides to stop elective operations that “require deep sedation or general anaesthesia” for one month or until February 19.

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The decision comes as the number of Covid-19 cases in the UAE continued to climb. A similar move was made in March to protect high-risk patients.

According to the DHA, surgical procedures must be carried out only per “medical urgency and necessity” at the discretion of the doctor. ICA/Expat Media


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