The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has directed all licensed dentists in the private sector and all licensed healthcare facilities in Qatar to immediately stop the use of 'laughing gas' (nitrous oxide) in treating patients. In a circular issued on August 7, the MoPH says the directive is part of the efforts of the Department of Healthcare Professions (DHP) to ensure the efficiency and eligibility of all health practitioners working in the private sector in Qatar.
The circular can be viewed on the MoPH website at https://www.moph.gov.qa/english/mediacenter/Announcements/Pages/AnnouncementsDetails.aspx?ItemId=292
"As part of the efforts of the Department of Healthcare Professions to ensure the efficiency and eligibility of all health practitioners working in the private sector in the State of Qatar, and to ensure the safety of patients in a manner that does not conflict with the quality of health services provided, it was decided at the seventh meeting of the Standing Committee for Licences to stop the use of laughing gas (nitrous oxide) immediately in all private sector health practices in the country," the circular states. Based on the above, the DHP has called upon all health facilities/health practitioners to comply with the directives, affirming that non-compliance with this decision will lead to legal action against violators. For more information, one can contact [email protected]