Saudi Arabia: 194 Health Facilities Closed in a Year

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Saudi Arabia: 194 Health Facilities Closed in a Year

Arab News, 3 January 2023: Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health (MoH) has shut down 194 health facilities for violating regulations, including COVID, in the last year.

The institutions included ten hospitals, 135 medical complexes, nine pharmacies, and 40 other health sector institutions.

Health practitioners faced 2,420 penalties for 44,849 violations, of which 3,058 were levied on individuals and 4,1791 on health institutions.

The ministry announced the figures based on over 700,000 visits in 2022 to ensure that the health institutions apply COVID-19 requirements and prevention measures.

The inspections aimed at ensuring COVID preventive measures for coronavirus, such as wearing face masks inside health institutions and ensuring their implementation of the approved health practice practices to manage the pandemic.

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Benjamin Filaferro