Dubai private medical facilities up by 4% in Q2 2017
Dubai Health Authority said 3,018 facilities are operational across the emirate, adding an action plan is being drafted to improve healthcare investments in the city
The number of private medical health facilities in Dubai increased by 4% in Q2 2017.
Dubai Health Authority (DHA) revealed the rise means 3,018 private health facilities are now operational in the emirate.
DHA's reported hike includes private hospitals, specialty health centres, pharmacies, and diagnostic and dental centres.
Humaid Al Qatami, chairman of the board and director-general of DHA, said Dubai is an attractive spot for private-sector healthcare investments.
The director of DHA's health regulation department, Dr Marwan Al Mulla, met with Al Qatami to draft an action plan that the authority plans on implementing in the emirate.
DHA's action plan is aimed at developing Dubai's private medical facilities through regulation, individual and facility licensing, and inspections, as well as reaffirming the relationship between private and public sectors.
Al Qatami said the buildings of health centres, clinics, and hospitals must be disability-friendly before they are provided a license, adding this must be completed in collaboration with related authorities in Dubai, WAM reported.