Dubai to become medical care, research and academics melting pot with new healthcare plan

SourceArabian Business

The move to shake up the healthcare services in Dubai under a new centralised agency – the Dubai Academic Health Corporation (DAHC) – has the potential to make the Emirate a melting pot of advanced medical care along with research and academics, a leading industry expert said.

This, however, would require immediate steps to set up more medical institutions in the country to form a pipeline of staff for the sector.

“The Dubai Academic Health Corporation is a visionary initiative to bring all the segments of the healthcare sector under a common umbrella which will help to integrate the planning and execution of the initiatives to make Dubai a global hub for health and wellness,” Dr Azad Moopen, founder, chairman and managing director of Aster DM Healthcare, told Arabian Business.

“Being at the crossroads of East and West, Dubai has tremendous potential to become a destination for patients from  not only the Middle East but Africa as well as the subcontinent, if more...