Dubai Health Authority begins construction of Jumeirah hospital

Director general says healthcare centres will be among a number of future Dubai projects as it strives to provide best quality, high-end healthcare to the population of the emirate

The Dubai Health Authority has announced that healthcare centres will be among a number of future projects for the emirate, the director general of the authority said on Wednesday.

Qadhi Saeed Al Murooshid said that providing primary healthcare was at the forefront of Dubai’s plans for its population and as such, land had recently been acquired to build a high-end primary health care centre in Jumeirah.

“We will close down the Umm Suqeim PHC because it is one of the oldest and it is very small in size. In its place, we will build a much bigger facility in Jumeirah. The construction of this centre will begin in December 2012,” he said during the opening of the Hospital Build and Infrastructure Middle East Exhibition and Congress.

“In 2013, we will also begin construction of another primary health care centre in the Al Warqa area,” he said.

The Dubai Health Authority currently manages 14 primary health care centres.

In May 2012, the authority said that it had finished construction work on the $19m Al Barsha Health Centre. Al Murooshid said at the time that he expected it to be operational by the end of the year.

The Al Barsha Centre will serve up to 60,000 people in its vicinity.

Al Muooshid said that the Dubai Health Authority aimed to add at least one new primary healthcare centre each year.




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