DHA asks health sector to update details
Dubai, August 15, 2013
The Dubai Health Authority’s health regulation department has issued a circular to the health sector to update their details on the online licensing system known as Sheryan.
The authority, which is responsible for the regulation of the health facilities and professionals in Dubai, launched the online system in the last quarter of 2011 and to date over 431,400 e-transactions have taken place using the system, said a statement.
The online model provides healthcare facilities, investors and healthcare professionals an e-application system and facilitates a completely paperless environment, it said.
Over 446 health centres are located across 74 different countries, so that healthcare professionals who wish to work in Dubai can apply for a license online from any part of the world.
Ramadan Ibrahim, director of health regulation at the DHA, said: “Since the introduction of this system, we have seen a significant leap in the number of applications – both in terms of individuals who are keen to work in Dubai’s health sector as well as investors who would like to set up healthcare facilities here.”
Healthcare professionals and facilities have been asked to update their details online, so that they receive all of DHA's messages and alerts and it has the updated record of all information relating to the health sector.
"This information also works as a strong baseline to get a microscopic analysis of the health sector at present and we share this information with our counterparts at the DHA from time-to-time so that they can analyze the gaps and strengths in the heath sector and incorporate the necessary updates in our future plans for the health sector,” said Ibrahim.
He also added that having an online record of all the facilities in Dubai helps in capacity planning and channelising investment according to the need of the health sector. - TradeArabia News Service