Qadhi Saeed Al Murooshid, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority submitted a new plan to encourage the private sector to participate more in UAE healthcare. The Dubai Health Authority does not consider the private sector to be their competitors, but considers them to be their partners in their race for excellence in healthcare. This is in line with the strategy of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai to ensure Dubai retains its position as a regional business hub.
The DHA launched a breakthrough initiative for the first time on a diverse communication tool, which has yet to be implemented by other Government entities in the Emirate. For businesses that are in the Emirate, details have been issued of the Tawajud service, which is a door-to-door medical service in Russian, French, Chinese, Korean, Urdu, Arabic and English. This will help reach out to wide business audience base.
To reach out to the target potential investors anywhere in the world regarding the online licensing system 'Sheryan', the DHA has launched booklets in several languages including French, Chinese, Korean, Urdu, Arabic and English.
'Sheryan' - an online licensing system, gives investors the ability to apply wherever they are. Regarding investment in healthcare, as of date, there are more than 20 hospitals in the private and public sector and 2 more hospitals will be added in the next 6 months. Presently, the private sector contribution matches with the public sector contribution. Around 47% of healthcare services are provided by private hospitals and the rest is provided by public hospitals.