EPSS member and MedArt Clinic (Day Surgery Centre) plastic surgery specialist Dr Tarek Bayazid told Gulf Today that aside from AAAASF, three other international accreditation entities from the US, Canada and Australia, had been identified by DHA to handle the required accreditation.

“The applicants like us are free (to select) which among the four we want to accredit us. It was a wise decision of the DHA in order to raise the standards of day surgery centres. Complications and accidents sometimes do happen. But with (international) accreditation, these will be lessened. We (will be obliged) to always follow international policies and procedures,” Bayazid said.

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