Feb 25, 2019, 8:28 PM
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License of Iranian Hospital in Dubai extended

Tehran, Feb 25, IRNA - After several months of deliberation and efforts of the authorities of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS), the problems created for the activity of the Iranian hospital in Dubai were resolved and the license of operation of IRCS-owned hospital was extended.

The Red Crescent Society's Public Relations in a notice states that, in order to extend the license, one way was to become a charity by choosing a board of trustees or turn into a business entity with assigning the 51 percent stake to an Emirati's caretaker. Because in both cases the ownership of the hospital was subject to change, this has always been the point of difference and challenge.

“Following the increase in these disputes as well as the problems in the two countries' relations, concurrent with the non-extension of license of operation, the Dubai Health Department, after imposing a moratorium and its expiration, has suspended the Iranian hospital in Dubai from the coverage of insurance, and called on all the insurance companies to cut cooperation with the hospital.”, the notice stressed.

The Red Crescent Society's Public Relations added, “After this action, the hospital administration faced serious problems, but the Crescent Society, by adopting some short-term solutions, as well as increasing domestic and foreign consultations, managed to prevent the shutting down the hospital until a final solution was taken by the relevant authorities in both countries.”

The report further states, 'fortunately, by conducting intensive consultations with high-ranking authorities and related organizations in the country, as well as increasing the level of engagement with the authorities in the UAE, the encountered problems in the current period were resolved, and following this understanding, the hospital license was extended and the insurance restrictions were removed.”


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