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Kuwait Health Ministry withdraws licenses of Private Clinics, Pharmacies and Health Centers

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KUWAIT CITY, May 23: As part of its responsibilities to supervise and regulate private health institutions; the Ministry of Health has confirmed the closure and withdrawal of the licenses of five private health centers, 40 private clinics and 20 private pharmacies for committing violations, reports Al-Qabas daily. The ministry took this step as per the recommendation of specialized inspection committees that uncovered the violations and the results of investigations conducted by the Medical Liability Authority.

According to the ministry, the above mentioned pharmacies were proven to have violated law number 28 of 1996 on regulating the pharmacological profession and its amendment – law number 30 of 2016,. It has been discovered that some of these pharmacies are managed by other people, not the owners or holders of a license to operate pharmacies. The closed health centers and clinics violated Medical and Allied Professions Law number 70 of 2020, as well as the decisions on regulating the private medical sector and health licensing.

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