Department of Health – Abu Dhabi Takes Actions Against Pharmacy for Fraudulent Practices

2023-07-06 10:34:37

The Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, the regulatory body for the health care sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, announced the referral of a pharmacy to the Public Prosecution, after monitoring operations of damage and appropriation of public money by replacing prescription drugs with non-prescription products and supplies, in order to earn from the value of financial claims made. covered by the insurance company.

The department stated that the inspection and control teams over insurance claims detected suspicious operations issued by the pharmacy, and after follow-up, inspection visits and seizures, the competent disciplinary committee of the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi issued a decision to refer the pharmacy to the Public Prosecution to investigate these practices.

The Department of Health – Abu Dhabi calls on all health facilities operating in the emirate to adhere to the standards and regulations issued by the department, in order to preserve the efficiency of the health care system in the emirate and thus preserve the health and safety of all members of society, and to continue providing health care services in accordance with international best practices.

The Department affirmed that efforts will continue to be devoted to ensuring the enhancement of the quality and efficiency of health care services provided by continuing the role of the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi oversight to monitor violations and enable the violating facilities to correct their conditions in order to achieve the health and safety of all members of society.

The oversight and inspection teams in the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi carried out more than 1,300 inspection and inspection visits during the first half of the year 2023, during which 43 violations were detected. The year 2022 witnessed 4,300 inspection visits, during which 290 violations were monitored, which varied between non-compliance with the regulations, circulars, policies and decisions issued by the department, providing medical services that the health facility is not authorized to provide, lack of medical staff required to provide medical care in the health facility, and non-compliance with the requirements Safety, infection control and other violations.

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