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DHA Update Regarding Elective and Non-urgent Surgical Procedures

By March 18, 2020 No Comments

To: All DHA Licensed Hospitals and Day Surgical Centers in Government and Private Sector

In line with ongoing efforts to safeguard public health and manage the cases of COVID19 virus, and based on the current need of ensuring the preparedness of health facilities to provide the required health care, Dubai Health Authority is issuing the following instructions:

1. Effective 18th March 2020, all elective and nonurgent surgeries shall be postponed until review on the 31st March 2020 subject to extension if required. The purpose of this action is to protect
the citizens and residents of the Emirate of Dubai by ensuring adequate resources such as the availability of the hospital beds and qualified healthcare professionals to provide appropriate care.

2. In line with this instruction, Dubai Health Insurance Corporation at DHA shall suspend health insurance for elective non-urgent surgeries as above.

Read the full Elective and Non-urgent Surgical Procedures External Circular.

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