Twelve new private hospitals will open in Dubai by 2020, taking the total number of private hospitals in the emirate to 38, Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has announced.
The authority’s Health Regulation Department said in a statement that there will be 12 new private hospitals in the next three years adding 875 beds.
Another seven hospitals are undergoing expansion to include and extra 750 beds, the statement added.
Earlier this week, the authority said that the number of private medical health facilities in Dubai grew by four percent to more than 3,000 in the second quarter of this year compared to the first quarter.
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.
The Health Regulation Department also said that there are more than 36,055 licensed physicians in the medical private sector of Dubai, out of which 13,594 are new licences.
Dr Marwan Al Mulla, director of the Health Regulation Department, said these figures prove that Dubai has succeeded in attracting investment in the healthcare sector.
Al Mulla added 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.
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