Dubai ruler issues decree to set up new health authority units

Sheikh Mohammed's decree establishes Dubai Healthcare Corporation and Dubai Health Insurance Corporation
By Sam Bridge
Sat 12 May 2018 10:03 AM

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, has issued a decree establishing subsidiaries of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA).

The new DHA units established under the decree are Dubai Healthcare Corporation and Dubai Health Insurance Corporation.

The subsidiaries will support the effort to further enhance healthcare services in Dubai and enable DHA to fulfill its responsibilities and obligations, a statement said, adding that Humaid Mohammed Al Qutami has been appointed DHA director general.

According to the decree, Dubai Healthcare Corporation is responsible for operating and managing public health facilities in Dubai, including primary healthcare centres, specialty centres, medical fitness services centres, and public and occupational medical centres.

Dubai Healthcare Corporation is also responsible for full integration of medical services, qualifying Dubai’s medical facilities for international accreditations, conducting surveys and studies for new healthcare facilities and medical services, and drafting policies and procedures for public health management.

The Dubai Health Insurance Corporation is responsible for managing and overseeing health insurance services in Dubai, according to relevant legislation. It also seeks to ensure quality health insurance for Dubai’s citizens, residents and visitors, to protect the rights of policyholders, and design health insurance packages.

It will also licence and regulate health insurance companies, claims management companies, insurance brokers and service providers.

The CEOs of Dubai Healthcare Corporation and Dubai Health Insurance Corporation will be appointed soon.

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Last Updated: Sat 12 May 2018 10:05 AM GST

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