Twelve new private hospitals to open in Dubai by 2020

DUBAI — Twelve new private hospitals will open in Dubai by the year 2020 totalling the number of private hospitals in the emirate to 38, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has announced.

The DHA’s Health Regulation Department said that the private medical field in Dubai is going to witness a growth in the next few years leading to 2020.

Earlier this week, the authority said that the number of private medical health facilities in Dubai have witnessed a four percent growth in the second quarter of this year compared to the first quarter, totalling the number of private health facilities to 3,018.

They include hospitals, fertility centres, one-day-surgery centres, specialised and general medical complexes, dental treatment centres and laboratories, pharmacies and health examination and house nursing facilities.

In addition to the 26 hospitals opening this year, the authority’s Health Regulation Department announced that there would be 12 new private hospitals in the next three years that will provide patients with 875 beds.

This will total the number of hospitals to 38, in addition to seven other hospitals that are undergoing expansions to include 750 beds.

Meanwhile, the Health Regulation Department said that there are more than 36,055 licensed physicians in the medical private sector of Dubai, out of which 13,594 are new licenses.

Dr. Marwan Al Mulla , Director of the Health Regulation Department, said these figures prove that Dubai has succeeded in attracting investment, which reflects emirate’s competitive capabilities and its ability to accommodate various sectors and international facilities from all over the world who chose to make Dubai their investment destination.

Dr. Al Mulla said that to meet these growing developments, the authority is developing its regulatory standards to ensure the delivery of high medical standards that exceed expectations, and to provide the Emirate with skilled and highly qualified health professionals. These regulations also aims to protect the rights of patients through a regulatory system to ultimately elevate the quality of the medical sector to achieve customer satisfaction and to simplify investor’s procedures.

Source: Emirates News Agency