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Affordable health clinic opens in Dubai Investment Park

Affordable healthcare clinic for blue-collar workers, including those in construction, opened in Dubia Investment Park

Construction workers, among others, can access affordable healthcare at the Right Health clinic.
Construction workers, among others, can access affordable healthcare at the Right Health clinic.

An affordable healthcare clinic in Dubai Investment Park (DIP) — home to more than 200 labour accommodation sites — has been opened by Right Health.

Backed by the Foundation Holdings, Right Health will give blue-collar workers, including construction workers, easy access to affordable healthcare.

Chief impact officer at Right Health, Shainoor Khoja, said the DIP centre would provide healthcare services for “blue-collar workers” whom she said play “an instrumental role in building” Dubai.

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“At Right Health, we focus on providing quality, affordable, and accessible healthcare to blue-collar workers — a previously underserved community — while maintaining operational excellence,” she added.

The new building was inaugurated by two local workers, Madhu Rajput and Sreekhandan.

The DIP clinic brings the total number of facilities operated by the healthcare provider to 31.

Right Health claims to be the largest player in the UAE’s affordable healthcare industry, serving 450,000 patients annually. It aims to serve one million people by 2022.

Meanwhile, migrant construction labour conditions are said to have approved significantly in recent years, the chief executive officer Beaver Gulf Group, Rajesh Kumar Krishna, said.

Krishna told Construction Week this month that the UAE government’s efforts to enhance labour conditions had led to a significant improvement for migrant construction workers in the country.

A majority of the problems around labour rights, such as late payments, have been eradicated since the introduction of the Wage Protection System (WPS) in 2009, according to Krishna.

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