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Suhar: Consumer protection awareness lecture titled: (Rights and Duties of the Patients)

22/10/2017

The Directorate General of Consumer Protection in Al-Batinah North, in cooperation with the Department of Health Services in the governorate, has recently organized an awareness lecture for its employees regarding the hospitals initiative in patients’ safety and the document of the rights and duties of patients, in order to familiarize the employees regarding the rights of patients and their families when receiving health services.

 

The lecture was presented by Ms. Aysha Mohammed Al-Jabry, Head of the Health Education Department at Suhar Hospital, covering many topics such as an introduction of the initiative and the message of the rights and duties of the patients document , which included adhering to the highest local and international standards of comprehensive healthcare, she also reviewed the objectives of the document, as it summarizes the rights of the induvial that they hope for in accessing the healthcare centers, as well as, duties that they have to maintain in order to achieve the comprehensive health care, such as: keeping appointments or call to cancel appointments among others.
Ms. Al-Jabry also covered the rights and duties in safety, security, privacy and communication and she explained that the patient must follow the treatment plan and the instructions of the treating doctor.
This program is a part of the internal awareness activities that PACP is diligent on conducting to provide various types of knowledge and skills.

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 No one imagined that greed and deviousness would reach such a staggering level that thought exist only in movies and investigative drama shows , yet it became a stark reality when some merchants sought to make a profit on the account of health and safety of the young and adults alike utilizing the God-given intellect that they posses into destruction and evil instead of serving public good , the devious plan used ( Back to school ) season by carving holes inside books and hiding chewing tobacco inside in away from the inspectors notice targeting the younger generation with these destructive materials that effect the health , mind and safety of our kids .
 The Judicial officers noticed that consumers come very frequently to a specific shop during one of the inspection tours which raised their suspicions to strengthening the monitoring and follow up on that matter , students were spotted in the shop as well , the Officers expediently intervened to inspect the shop , the inspection did not reveal anything at first , however , the officers noticed a stack of books and decided to inspect it , surprisingly , they found more than 600 pouches of chewing tobacco on its way to be sold and distributed on consumers and students , the officers immediately issued a violation and referred the case to the General Prosecution to deal with the matter as per the Law


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