DHA signs radioactive materials deal

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has announced that it has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU), with Dubai Civil Defence (DCD).

Through this MoU, DHA will get the authority to oversee the transportation and use of radiopharmaceutical drugs that are utilized across hospitals and clinics located in Dubai.

The sources informed that medical radioactive materials are supplied to hospitals and clinics in Dubai for medical purposes such as nuclear medicine and for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.

Earlier, healthcare providers and companies that use and transport medical radioactive materials, had to take the permission of multiple authorities, including the Dubai Civil Defence, in order to ensure that they followed the requisite protocols for supply and disposal of these radioactive materials.

After the MoU, DHA and DCD will work together.