Muscat: Ministry of Health's (MoH) inspection committees have detected anomalies in the functioning of some private health institutions, which have been charged with committing administrative and medical violations.
These checks were conducted by teams operating in the governorates, including the central team based in Muscat. The details of the violations were discussed during the annual administration and technical committee conference held in the capital, a report carried by Al Shabiba, the sister publication of Times of Oman said.
According to reports, some of the violations include non-renewal of licences, hiring of unauthorised staff, selling expired medicines, using outdated medical devices and shortage of qualified nurses.
The Ministry of Health summoned the owners of private health institutions found committing violations, for an explanation. The committee took action against some health institutions by imposing hefty fines, ordering temporary closures, and issuing warning letters.