MoHAP reports significant growth in number of licensed healthcare professionals

Published Wednesday, 20 July 2022

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has reported that a total of 28,195 health professionals had been licensed as of the end of the first quarter of this year, with the average time it took to issue a license for applicants meeting all requirements provided for being no more than one working day.

The ministry clarified that applications are typically submitted online using the account of the licensed facility they work for on the ministry’s portal for licensing nursing and medical professionals.

The growing number of licensed health practitioners reflects the ministry’s success in improving the level and quality of licensing services, providing distinguished regulatory services for the health sector, and enhancing the electronic licensing service connectivity among relevant authorities.

The ministry emphasized it will make every effort to promote the quality of health systems and guarantee customers' satisfaction and happiness with MoHAP smart solutions, adding that it is making the most of quality systems to create services that meet the highest international standards. 

Distinguished Regulatory Services

Abeer Adel, Director of Licensing and Accreditation Department MoHAP, stressed that the ministry harnesses all its resources to develop an integrated system to better serve healthcare providers and professionals and implement its strategy aiming to improve health sector governance, provide distinguished regulatory and monitoring services for the health sector, and deliver the best smart electronic services.  

“We have always been keen to attract highly skilled doctors and technicians to enhance the vitality of the health sector and meet the increasing demand for health care services,” Adel said.

She went on to say that the department is currently working to re-engineer electronic and digital services in line with its development plan 2022-2023 to enhance the effective contribution of the electronic and smart systems and accelerate the licensing procedures of medical professions across various disciplines and according to a set of standards and indicators. This comes in line with the ministry's ongoing efforts to boost the level and caliber of licensing services and provide distinguished regulatory services to the health sector,” Adel added.

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