Complaints about private health facilities and their medical staff

Service completion duration

  • 45 days (according to complaint procedures) The time frame depends on the nature...

Service fees

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About the Service

This service enables community individuals to submit complaints or comments about MOHAP-registered private medical and pharmaceutical facilities or their medical or technical employees in Northern Emirates (Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah)

Service Process

  • 1
    Access to the e-services and create an account through MOHAP website or smart APP, or visit customer happiness center/ representative office.

    • 2
      Fill in the required data, and attach the supporting documents and submit the complaint (through the complaints system).

      • 3
        The customer is contacted to clarify and understand the details of the complaint and its classification.

        • 4
          In the case of administrative complaints:

          • Sending an administrative report to the concerned health facility.

          • Receive the response from private health facility through the system to verify the validity of the complaint.

          • The concerned health facility is contacted to solve the problem amicably, or to take the necessary action in accordance with the Ministry's laws and legislation.

          • In complaints related to inspection, and if the complaint is proven, the complaint file (including the inspection report) is transferred to the Health Practices Control Committee to take the necessary measures.

        • 5
          In the case of medical complaints:

          • Request a medical file from the concerned health facility

          • Send the medical file to the Medical Liability Committee.

          • Set a technical committee by the Medical Liability Committee.

          • Technical committee meeting.

          • The Medical Liability Committee approves the report of the Technical Committee and it is sent to all concerned parties (the customer, the health facility, the concerned doctor and others) and the necessary actions are taken according to the complaint.

        Conditions & Requirements

        1. Complaints may be submitted against health and pharmaceutical facilities in the private sector that are licensed by the MOHAP. This includes private health facilities in the northern emirates (Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah). Complaints against medical facilities located in the Emirate of Dubai or the Emirate of Abu Dhabi should be channeled through the authorities concerned

        2. Complaints may be submitted by citizens and residents of the UAE

        3. A complainant should be a mentally sane adult above the legal age (21 years) or, alternatively, should the patient be unable to submit their complaint in person, the complaint may be submitted by the patient's guardian, family member or any person holding power of attorney to act on his or her behalf

        4. Complaints related to financial and insurance matters are not received, the customer is directed to submit the complaint at the competent authority (the Economic Department).

        FAQ’s

        1. A complaint may be submitted against any registered private medical and pharmaceutical facilities or their medical or technical employees in Northern Emirates (Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah). The complainant will be referred to the health authority concerned in one of the health facilities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
        2. The Medical Complaints Procedure System deals only with medical practices. Complaints related to financial and insurance matters will not be considered as they fall under the jurisdiction of the consumer protection and behavioral authorities (judicial bodies).
        3. The Health Governance Officer will contact the complainant to clarify and understand the details of the complaints and their classification. The concerned department communicates with the private health facilities to receive the relevant medical documents. Follow-up by the department with the Medical Liability Committee to study the complaint and coordinate the meetings of the technical committee.
        4. The time frame depends on the nature of the complaint. Complaints may require an extensive and detailed investigation to ensure that all parties get the best results.
        5. The complainant has the right to use the committee's decision in the judicial authorities
        Service completion duration
        • 45 days (according to complaint procedures) The time frame depends on the nature of the complaint. Complaints may take an extensive and detailed investigation and for a longer time to ensure the interests of all parties and achieve the best results.
        Service fees

        Free

        Service channels
        • MOHAP Website

        • MOHAP Customer Happiness Center in the representative offices

        • MOHAP SmartApp

        • Customer Happiness Center - Dubai

        Service locations

        • MOHAP website:mohap.gov.ae
        • MOHAP Smart Application.
        • MOHAP Customer Happiness Center – Dubai
        • MOHAP Customer Happiness Center in the representative offices
        Support

        For support, contact us through:

        Payment channels
        • None - Service is free

        Target audience
        • All community individuals receiving health services in the private sector of the MOHAP

        Sector name

        Health Regulation Sector

        Main service

        Control Audit and Inspection Department

        Service Code

        110-07-006-000

        Service Classfication

        Transactional

        Related Services
        • This service is not linked with any service packages

        Service Bundle

        This service is not linked with any service packages

        Number of Users

        3561

        Number of Transactions

        495

        Notes

        • The service is limited to complaints submitted to private health and pharmaceutical facilities licensed by the Ministry of Health and Prevention
        • For any inquiries about the service kindly contact the representative offices - the call center
        Required Documents
        • Requirements for manual submission of a complaint:

          • Fill in the complete data (complainant data - patient data - complaint file) in the complaints system.

          • Attach medical documents related to the patient's health condition (if any).

        Sustainable Goals
        Good Health And Well-Being

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