All healthcare providers in Abu Dhabi have been instructed to accept and treat emergency cases notwithstanding their insurance coverage, in the wake of a toddler’s death in Al Ain.
The Abu Dhabi media office took to Twitter to inform that the Department of Health (DoH) – Abu Dhabi’s health sector regulator – had issued a circular to all healthcare providers in the capital, to treat all emergency cases.
.@DoHSocial issues a circulation to all health service providers in Abu Dhabi emirate reiterating the importance of receiving/treating all emergency cases – regardless of validity of the insurance cards – & to ensure that hospitals are prepared to accept or refer necessary cases pic.twitter.com/7Ok6gvlDaE
— Abu Dhabi Government Media Office (@admediaoffice) December 11, 2019
A Jordanian parent – Alaa Rawajbi – in Al Ain reportedly filed a lawsuit against two private hospitals on account of medical negligence that allegedly led to the death of his two-year old boy in October.
The first hospital couldn’t provide adequate treatment due to which the father shifted his son to another health facility that refused to treat the child as his insurance didn’t cover the hospital. That pushed his frantic father to take him to another hospital where he passed away.