Abu Dhabi: For the fourth year in a row, the UAE has been ranked first globally for the number of health-care establishments accredited by Joint Commission International (JCI), the world’s largest health-care accrediting agency.
A total of 178 hospitals, medical centres and facilities in the UAE were approved by JCI, accounting for 76 per cent of all hospitals in the UAE. The numbers show that the UAE has surpassed the best health-care systems in the world, announced the Ministry of Health and Prevention.
The UAE has also been placed first in the world for the number of approved specialised centres and laboratories. The results were revealed by JCI to the UAE during the activities of the exhibition organised alongside the 34th International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) Conference in London from October 1 to 4.
Abdul Rahman Mohammad Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, said that this achievement represents a global recognition of the high capabilities of the UAE’s health-care system and its comprehensive and high quality medical services.
Al Owais pointed out that this achievement complements the directives of the UAE’s wise leadership for all hospitals and medical centres to receive international quality accreditation certificates by 2021.