DOHA: The Supreme Council of Health (SCH) has warned private and public healthcare facilities of stern action if they fail to install CCTV cameras in their premises as stipulated by Law No. 9 of 2011.
The Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety Department at SCH has issued a circular identifying the facilities required to install cameras and those exempted.
Healthcare facilities exempted are pharmacies, optical shops, herbal/cosmetic shops, medical equipment shops, medical products and medical equipment companies, medical research centres, nursing services agencies, first aid units inside schools as well as of companies and Qatar Petroleum.
Facilities required to have round-the-clock surveillance system include general medical complex, dental complex, specialist medical complex, private and government hospitals, pharmacies inside medical complexes, hospital laboratories, medical analysis labs outside and inside medical complexes, dental laboratory, medicine stores, medicine factory, food supplementary and medicine stores, and specialist medical centres for people with special needs, bone care, chiropractic (a form of alternative medicine), health and beauty, physiotherapy and social rehabilitation.
They also include general medical centre, government medical centre, cupping centres, physiotherapy units at medical centres, prevention unit (radiological), and units for taking blood samples and vaccination units at medical complexes.
The list also includes clinics at private companies, specialist ultrasound clinics, dental education clinic, government clinic under QP, general specialist clinics, solo dental clinic, solo clinic for human medicine, specialist clinic for chiropractic, specialist pediatric clinic, x-ray centers outside and inside medical complexes and specialist dietary center.
All healthcare facilities have been asked to refer to the Security Systems Department at the Ministry of Interior for technical specifications and approval of locations for installing cameras.