Dubai Healthcare City to build retirement homes

Development part of attracting medical tourists to Emirate

NEWS, Projects, Continuing Care Retirement Community, Dubai Healthcare City, Medical tourists, Retirement homes

Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) is to build retirement homes to provide full-time medical care for everyone, including expatriates.

As part of its plan to attract more medical tourists to Dubai, there will be several housing options, including independent retirement homes, assisted living homes and nursing homes, Marwan Abdin, CEO, Healthcare City, told the Dubai-based English daily, Gulf News.

The homes, as part of the second phase of Healthcare City, will be located at the Continuing Care Retirement Community, and international specialists would be on call for providing medical support to the residents, said Abdin.

According to Abdin, a 400-bed medical teaching college is also being planned.

"We are currently revisiting designs and plans," he said. "DHCC is committed to education and to building a specialised medical talent pool in the region."

The Mohammad Bin Rashid Academic Medical Centre is at the foundation of Dubai's clinical, research and education structure, he said, adding, that six hospitals are being planned in Healthcare City.

One unique project is the introduction of pre-medical curricula at school level, he said. The education project would be the first of its kind in the region and would be led by a top Swiss education institution.

The project will partner with Al Jalila Foundation to offer the pre-medical curricula and prepare students for further medical training through the Mohammad Bin Rashid Academic Medical Centre.

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