Doctors and dentists from South America, Eastern Europe, and West Africa, among others, can now apply for a licence to practice in the Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC).
Following new guidelines from the Dubai Healthcare City Authority – Regulatory, ten new countries and regions, including Colombia, Cyprus, Estonia, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Slovenia, West Africa and the West Indies, have been added to the DHCC’s licencing framework.
DHCC now recognises the qualifications of healthcare professionals from more than 100 countries, according to a report by Emirates News Agency (WAM).
Dr. Ramadan AlBlooshi, chief regulatory officer, Dubai Healthcare City Authority, said: “To strengthen our licencing framework, we consider several factors in critical areas, such as certification by accredited institutions and boards, as well as benchmarking and international standards. We evaluate professional qualifications, clinical experience and publications.
“We remain committed to diversifying and expanding the talent pool of healthcare professionals in the free zone.”
Currently, the DHCC community has more than 4,200 licenced professionals from 111 countries who speak 40 languages.
Along with expanding the licencing framework, DHCC has introduced guidelines for consultant titles, offering flexibility for physicians and dentists seeking this title. DHCC now recognises any globally recognised clinical journal - previously, it was only Medline, a US-based digital library of life sciences and biomedical information.
In doing so, DHCC contributes to the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, who, in his Fifty-Year Charter, mandates “A Doctor For Every Citizen”.For all the latest health tips & news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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