The National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA) yesterday said that it has launched a probe into the case, in which a critical patient was allegedly turned away by a private hospital in Sanad.
NHRA Chief Executive Officer Dr. Mariam Al Jalahma said the authority is closely following up on the case after going through the news report.
“The authority will take action in accordance with the regulations both against the medical institution as well as professionals involved,” Dr. Al Jalahma said.
An expatriate, who suffered a cardiac arrest, died after being reportedly turned away from a private hospital in Sanad, on Sunday.
“We rushed him to the private hospital immediately after he suffered severe chest pain. But the hospital did not admit him, directing us to take the patient to SMC or BDF Hospital,” a close relative of the deceased, said.
Many discussed the matter on social media, demanding strict action against the private hospital, which refused to admit a patient in a critical stage.