The Ministry of Health reaffirmed that photographing patients while they are receiving medication orders was completely forbidden by law and was unethical except in certain circumstances outlined by law (Article 21). This applies to all third parties regardless of the reason for or means used for photographing.
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A secure electronic system with specific controls is used to prescribe medications. For the correct dispensation of medications, expatriates must fulfill specific criteria, including proof of legal status, health insurance, and payment of prescribed fees.
The Ministry of Health expresses concern about recurrent cases in which patients’ privacy was infringed by illegal photography while receiving their prescription medications at hospital pharmacies or health clinics. Such photographs should not be shared on social media sites as it violates the values of patient confidentiality and regard.
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