By Staff writer
Dubai Healthcare City announces new operations sectors to strengthen medical tourism, teaching facilities
Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), the world's largest healthcare free zone, has unveiled new operational sectors focusing on investment and education.
Under the direction of chairperson Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA), the governing body of DHCC, also reaffirmed its regulatory independence.
Dubai Healthcare City will operate through an independent regulatory arm - Dubai Healthcare City Authority - Regulation - which will regulate the two new operational sectors and report directly to the DHCA Board.
DHCR, which has appointed Dr Ramadan Alblooshi as CEO, will continue to handle licensing of healthcare professionals and providers as well as other businesses operating throughout the free zone.
Dubai Healthcare City Authority - Investment will focus on leveraging DHCC's global healthcare standards as well as strengthening its medical tourism portfolio of healthcare services.
Bader Hareb has been appointed CEO of Dubai Healthcare City Authority - Investment and will work towards delivering the required infrastructure to strengthen DHCC's position as a leading destination for medical tourism in the region.
Dubai Healthcare City Authority - Education, which will oversee development of the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, part of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Centre, has appointed Dr Amer Ahmad Sharif as CEO.
The unveiling of the operational sectors follows on from the successful conclusion of the collaboration with TECOM Group, a member of Dubai Holding.
"This plan was always the next step in our evolution and with this new structure, we have achieved our objective of separating the regulatory from the operational," said Princess Haya.