Plans have been unveiled to build a new hospital in Ajman to feature the region's first robotic pharmacy, with the project expected to be completed by 2018.
Ajman ruler Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi has praised the plans by Thumbay Group UAE to establish Gulf Medical University Hospital in Al Jarf, Ajman.
According to Thumbay Moideen, founder and president of Thumbay Group UAE, the construction of the hospital will begin in November.
"We are confident that the new hospital, to be constructed within the university campus will become a leading name in healthcare in the region," he said.
"Our chain of hospitals aims to be the leading network of academic hospitals in the Middle East. The main focus is to provide patient centered care of the highest quality in an academic set up," said Moideen.
With hospitals in Dubai, Ajman, Sharjah, and Fujairah, the group has recently launched Thumbay Clinics in Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain and Ras Al Khaimah.
The GMU Hospital, a purpose built 300-bed facility will be the teaching hospital of Gulf Medical University and will also focus on medical tourism.
Constructed over a 3,200,000 square feet area with over 120 clinics, the hospital will feature a special robotic pharmacy, a first of its kind in the region, and will have tertiary care facilities.
The hospital will also have a radiology department with PET-CT scan, a first of its kind in the northern Emirates.
Plans are also afoot to construct a dedicated Dental Hospital with over 50 chairs, to teach and train students from College of Dentistry.
A hi-tech rehabilitation centre will also be built on the site and will have physical therapy, speech & hearing and occupational therapy specialties, as well as sports medicine.
The dental and rehabilitation centres are expected to be ready by September 2016.
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