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The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) will introduce new legislation by the end of the year that will require all medical facilities to offer at least one remote health service.
Sheikha Hassan Al Mansoori, head of the Strategy and Investment section of the Digital Health Department at MoHAP, revealed this during a remote conference.
Medical facilities must be able to execute at least one of the following remotely:
— Prescribe medicine
— Monitor vital signs
— Perform surgical operations using robots
— Provide a basic comprehensive medical consultation
The law, titled Smart Digital Health, is urgently needed. When using telehealth services, people are only sometimes aware of their rights or the laws meant to protect them.
With this legislation, people will have clear guidelines and frameworks for using remote and digital healthcare services.
“They will be more confident in providing medical treatment because this clearly defines who is liable when prescribing medicines,” said Mansoori.
The new legislation will solidify the UAE’s position as a top destination for medical tourism. Once the regulations are implemented, private and public healthcare facilities must comply. KD/Expat Media
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