Is the pandemic catalysing healthcare trends in the GCC?

SourceGulf Insider

Dr. Damien Ng, PhD,  Next Generation Analyst, Bank Julius BaerReality on the ground – what has happened?Countries across the Middle East have also not been spared from the onslaught of the Covid-19 crisis, which has since claimed more than 900,000 casualties and resulted in over 30 million confirmed cases of infection worldwide at the time of writing. Data from Johns Hopkins University as at 25 September 2020 showed that there were nearly 60,000 (230 deaths), 87,000 (400 deaths) and 120,000 (200 deaths) confirmed cases in Bahrain, the UAE and Qatar, respectively. It is therefore understandable that focus has shifted to the resilience of the region’s national public health systems. In fact, the pandemic has demonstrated the willingness of many Gulf nations to turn to innovative solutions to alleviate strain from more...