Surgeons will have to pass a new skills test before operating in Dubai
Surgeons or physicians working in Dubai will have to pass a skills test before being granted a licence to practice under new rules planned by health officials.
Dubai Health Authority is planning to build a surgical skills laboratory where physicians will be required to take a test, according to a report in Khaleej Times.
"We cannot judge the surgical competency of any physician from paperwork alone. We will also have to see if the surgeon has worked ‘solo' or not," Dr Essa Kazim, CEO Health Policy and Strategy at the authority, told the paper.