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Dubai Healthcare City unveils first hospital in phase 2 expansion

110-bed Clemenceau Medical Centre will have advances such as robotic surgery; set for 2018 opening

Dubai Healthcare City unveils first hospital in phase 2 expansion

Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) on Tuesday announced plans to establish the first hospital in its phase 2 expansion.

The Clemenceau Medical Centre wiil be the third general hospital for the free zone, expanding its range of specialised care, DHCC said in a statement.

The upcoming 110-bed hospital will have advances such as robotic surgery, and wide-ranging inpatient and outpatient services, it added.

The Clemenceau Medical Centre is being developed at a cost of approximately AED400 million ($108.9 million) in partnership with Khansaheb Investment, and is expected to begin receiving patients by 2018. 

The hospital is part of the Clemenceau Medicine Network of hospitals, including the Clemenceau Medical Centre in Beirut, Lebanon, which is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International.

Dr Raja Al Gurg, vice-chairperson and executive director of Dubai Healthcare City Authority, said: "We are working towards the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed in establishing the emirate as a global medical tourism hub, and developing Dubai's key sectors.

"Phase 2 of Dubai Healthcare City will increase the free zone's health services and support Dubai's economic diversification."

The new hospital will have six operating theatres, and will also have services for medical tourists including a dedicated department with multi-lingual patient coordinators to plan all aspects of medical travel from consultation and hospital admission to transport and hotel arrangements.

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