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Chapter | Health from The Report: Dubai 2018

With new hospitals under construction, existing facilities expanding, and ambitious plans to improve the quality of treatment available not only for residents but also the growing number of medical tourists, Dubai has a competitive health care sector. Included in its expansion is the introduction of the universal health insurance programme in 2017, providing a sustainable safety net for the over 4m people who live or work in the city and their dependants. Looking ahead, Dubai aims to implement 15 strategic programmes encompassing 100 health care initiatives through the Dubai Health Strategy 2016-21, an overarching project of reform involving both the public and private sectors. This chapter contains an interview with Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, Chairperson, Dubai Healthcare City Authority.
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A clear road map has been laid out for improvements to the health care sector. By consulting both public and private providers, Dubai Health Strategy ( 2016-21) has outlined the Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA) core vision of a healthier community. With 15 strategic programmes and 100 initiatives to be applied by 2021, authorities are working to...

 

Although Dubai’s residents already have 30 hospitals to choose from – including four in the Dubai Healthcare City free zone – another 12 infirmaries are due to open in the emirate by 2020. Investment is pouring in to provide new specialisms and to serve developing communities in a growing city. The annual reports of major listed firms in the...

 

As Dubai’s health care sector grows, the range of centres of excellence and specialist treatments available to patients is also expanding. Government-run hospitals are offering citizens treatments that might once have necessitated a lengthy visit to a hospital in Germany, the UK or the US. Meanwhile, hospital expansions and new-builds in the...

 

With new hospitals under construction, existing facilities expanding, and ambitious plans to improve the quality of treatment available not only for residents but also the growing number of medical tourists, Dubai has a competitive health care sector. Included in its expansion is the introduction of the universal health insurance programme in...

 

What kind of an impact has recent implementation of smart technologies had on health care?

 

A new initiative to use advanced technology aims to reduce the need for patients to travel to specialised hospitals for treatment. Smart medicine encompasses a wide variety of technologies to deliver virtual medical and health services. For example, a hospital patient can consult with doctor, ask for second and third opinions from specialists...