Dubai Health Authority has signed an agreement with a Korean operator to run a new rehabilitation centre in the emirate.
Qadhi Saeed Al Murooshid, director-general of the Dubai Health Authority, said a deal has been inked with Seoul-based Bobath Memorial Hospital to manage the Dubai Rehabilitation Centre.
He said the deal would "ensure that we provide a stand-alone centre for rehabilitation that caters to the needs of the population of Dubai".
The centre will offer a full spectrum of rehabilitative services for patients including geriatrics.
The centre, which will be launched in the near future, represents a AED44m investment and includes a gym, hydrotherapy pools, treatment rooms and a prosthetics unit.
Al Murooshid said: "We are pleased to have outsourced the technical management of the Dubai Rehabilitation Centre to Bobath Memorial Hospital which has a long and successful experience in physical rehabilitation medicine."
The Bobath Memorial Hospital, operates under the Nuelproon Medical foundation and was established in 2002.
It currently runs one of the most successful rehabilitation hospitals in South Korea, a statement said.
Dr Sung-Min Park, chief director of the Bobath Memorial Hospital, added: "As per the contract, we will be managing the medical and therapeutic services in the centre. We will also provide training to DHA physiotherapists on the Bobath therapeutic concepts which we practice."
The rehad centre in Dubai has a capacity to treat 30 in-patients and 80 to 120 out-patients per day.
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