UAE doctor’s licence cancelled

A urologist has his licence cancelled and name revoked from the medical registry in the UAE for violating medical ethics.

Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing in the Ministry of Health and Vice-Chairman of the medical licensing committee, said the inspection team discovered, during one of their visits to the medical companies, a number of medical prescriptions for depression and psychiatric problems that were prescribed by the urologist.

Dr. Al Amiri said the said doctor had earlier confessed to the same mistake, and had written an apology saying he would not repeat the act. However, when he was caught again, the committee decided to cancel his licence and revoke his name from the medical registry in the UAE based on Article (12) of the Federal Law No. (7) of 1975 concerning the human medicine.

He explained that such practices encourage both youngsters and adults to take narcotic drugs and the doctor?s action of prescribing random drugs with the right medical justifications may lead to dangerous practices and actions.