RIYADH, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) -- Saudi Health Ministry has shut down 908 private health institutions for various violations in the last 6 months, Al Sharq Al Awsat newspaper reported on Monday.
Meanwhile the close-down decisions that covered hospitals, medical complexes and clinics were among 1,532 reported violations and warnings that the ministry issued in the same period.
The closing down periods depend on the severity of the violations as some of those organizations remain closed until correcting their situations.
The violations vary from the licenses of the medical facilities and medics, shortages in medical equipments and poor infection, sterilization and waste control.
The tough measures come while the country is fighting the transmission of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) corona virus that have killed hundreds of local and residents since 2012.