UAE unifies licences for medics
Dubai, January 30, 2014
Health professionals including doctors and nurses in the various emirates of the UAE can now practice anywhere in the country under a plan announced yesterday.
The Ministry of Health (MoH), Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Health Authority of Abu Dhabi (HAAD) signed an agreement for the unification of licenses for medical practitioners in the country, said an Arab News report.
Medical practitioners in the country were waiting for this unification process for some time as this will enhance their employment chances, it said.
"It’s a new step on the right path in order to unify the regulations, laws and procedures governing this noble human profession," said Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Dubai Ruler, about the agreement.
According to the ministry sources, the law would standardise several aspects of medical services in private and public sectors. The law would also ensure there was a single format for hiring, and salaries for each job.