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DHCA Alert: Guidelines for hospitals to retain clinical staff

09 April, 2020. As you are aware, in a short period of time, our fight against the COVID-19 pandemic has intensified, challenging health systems around the world.

In the UAE, we have introduced several precautionary measures as well as guidelines for more efficient utilisation of healthcare resources in coordination with all relevant authorities.

To continue to ensure healthcare access at this critical time, Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA), the governing body the Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), instructs all clinical facilities identified as COVID-19 treating entities, and healthcare professionals to comply with the below guidelines with immediate effect and until further notice. 

  • Hospitals must:
    • Refrain from terminating clinical staff.
    • Make concerted efforts to retain talent.
    • Refrain from accepting resignations from clinical staff.
    • Make an effort to collaborate with other hospitals and clinics on exchange / rotation programs in specialist areas for optimum resource management.
  • Healthcare professionals must:
    • Refrain from resigning.


We look forward to your understanding and support towards fighting COVID-19. 


Kind regards,   

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