DUBAI, 10th October, 2017 (WAM) -- The UAE has occupied the first position globally for the fourth consecutive year in terms of the number of accredited healthcare providers in the country, according to the Joint Committee International, JCI, an organisation that provides accreditation for healthcare facilities.
The numbers of internationally accredited healthcare providers in the UAE has reached 178 hospitals, medical centres and health facilities.
The Ministry of Health and Community Prevention announced that the UAE’s health sector has led in terms of the percentage of internationally accredited hospitals in the country with 76 percent, above some of the best healthcare systems in the world.
The UAE has also occupied the first position on an international level in terms of the number of accredited specialised centres and medical labs within the country’s unified health network system, as well as in the number of accredited primary healthcare providers and home health care providers.
The JCI revealed the UAE’s success during an exhibition on the sidelines of the 34th International Scientific Meeting on Quality and Safety in Health Care, ISQua 2017, which was held from 1st to 4th October, 2017, in London, United Kingdom.
Dr. Abdul Rahman bin Mohammad bin Nasser Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, stated that other countries with the best health sectors have not achieved the same level of international success in the field of quality and patient safety as the UAE, which represents an international recognition of the quality of the country’s health sector and medical services, in line with the directives of the wise leadership stating that all hospitals and health centres should obtain an international accreditation certificate by 2021, to create a healthy, efficient, sustainable and happy community.
The UAE has occupied the first position in terms of the number of its internationally accredited medical facilities since 2014 while achieving advanced results in the application of JCI standards on leadership and innovative solutions.