Mohammed bin Rashid briefed on Dubai’s Health Strategy

WAM DUBAI, 19th May 2013 (WAM) — Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum today received insight into the four-pronged strategy of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), which builds on Sheikh Mohammed’s long-term sustainable development vision for promoting Dubai as a favourite destination for health tourism in the Gulf, Middle East and world.

During a visit to the DHA headquarters, Sheikh Mohammed, who was accompanied by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, and a number of senior official, heard a presentation from DHA Director General Isa Al Maidour about the DHA strategy 2013 – 2025, which seeks to deliver four goals: prevention and awareness; easy access to health services; quality, and investment and competitiveness.

Al Maidour told Sheikh Mohammed that the strategy will be delivered through 43 initiatives backed by an enhanced control plan and Key Performance Indicators (KPI).

Sheikh Mohammed was also informed about the DHA’s three-phase plan to find urgent solutions to pressing challenges dealing with customer service in the short term, administrative and technical affairs in the medium term and strategic issues in the long term.

During the presentation, Sheikh Mohammed viewed designs for proposed health projects within the strategy, including: the rebuilding of Rashid Hospital at a total cost of AED 3 billion and with a capacity of 900 beds, expanding the current trauma centre to 160 beds, expanding the out-patient clinics to 160 treatment rooms, establishing new centres for heart, cancer, kidney and cosmetic surgeries in addition to six new specialised centres.

The strategy, he said, also envisages two five-star hotels to serve those accompanying patients.

Other future projects viewed by Sheikh Mohammed include the expansion of the Care Home for the Elderly and other three hospitals : Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Hospital, the Al Maktoum Hospital and the Al Khawaneej Hospital.

Sheikh Mohammed also launched a website for measuring customer satisfaction.

He said he was satisfied with the DHA’s short and long-term strategy and expressed his support for projects that aim to provide comprehensive health care and protection to members of the community.

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