UAE paper hails Dubai's health care initiative

ABU DHABI, 28th January, 2016 (WAM) — The UAE and Dubai are certainly home to state-of-the-art initiatives when it comes to standard of life. It is directly related to people’s expectations, in this part of the world, as they are used to excellence in various sectors of the UAE: from health to education and economy.

In its editorials today, Khaleej Times said, “The launch of the five-year health strategy by Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, is aimed to revamp one of the crucial sectors of public life.”

”The challenge is to improve health care services in an attempt to make Dubai one of the main medical tourism destinations in the region. The country already has made health insurance as a mandatory feature, and is striving hard to upgrade the services for all strata of society. Under the new initiative, the emirate plans to achieve a leap over the next five years by upgrading smart services in health and governance. This will obviously have a positive impact on the standard of life and help make the country the Arab world’s most sought-after destination, ‘it added.

”The salient features of the strategy are: ensuring a healthy and safe environment for people, a high-quality comprehensive and integrated health service system and creating an integrated database, which will be used for smart government policy decisions,” it explained.

”The most promising part is that both the public and private sectors are involved in this initiative, and the goal is to further the obsession of creating an effective ecological-friendly system for health care. It will bring on board not only the government but also entrepreneurs, pharmaceutical and IT companies, as well as insurance and financial consultants. The country has already invested massively in research and development avenues.” ”The intention is to ensure that the people here get the best in terms of health care. Upgrading infrastructure and providing training facilities to the staff are other ingredients of the five-year master plan.” “The strategy will help Dubai keep pace with a knowledge-based economy and sustainability standards, as enshrined by the World Health Organisation’s developmental agenda, which will stimulate innovations in all walks of life,” Khaleej Times concluded.