Dubai, UAE: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) launched the third edition of the Health Systems and Health Accounts report for 2016-2017 on Sunday, which measures the financial dimensions of the health care system in Dubai. It also monitors the changes in the process of distributing financial resources within the health sector (Governmental and private).
The event was attended by H.E Saeed Al Tayer, Managing director and CEO of Dewa, Commissioner General of the “health and knowledge” sector, His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the DHA and Khalifa Hassan Al Darrai, CEO of Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services and a number of officials.
Al Qutami revealed that more than 5.1 million insurance policies have been issued, which is a notable increase from 2013 when it did not exceed 600,000 policies, before the launch of the Dubai Health Insurance Law.
He also pointed out that the size of the health insurance market in Dubai has now reached more than 17 billion dirhams annually, and it includes 75 insurance companies and insurance claims, that offer more than 12 thousand insurance policies of various benefits.
He emphasized that within the health insurance umbrella, the policyholder can benefit from the services and the health insurance package anywhere in the country, within the approved network that includes more than three thousand health facilities, and 20,000 accredited doctors.
Al Qutami concluded by thanking all entities and teams who contributed to the completion of the report.
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About the Dubai Health Authority:
The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) was created, in June 2007, by Law 13 issued by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, with an expanded vision to include strategic oversight for the complete health sector in Dubai and enhance private sector engagement.
Prior to the establishment of the DHA, the Department of Health and Medical Services, which was established in 1973, was the functioning authority that almost exclusively focused on health service delivery.
In May 2018, H.H Sheikh Mohammed, issued Law No. (6) of 2018 of the DHA. The new Law further enables the DHA to achieve its objectives including regulating medical services in Dubai, enhancing competiveness and transparency, improving medical services and products based on international best practices and achieving the sector’s objectives according to approved strategic plans.
H.H Sheikh Mohammed also issued Decree No. 17 of 2018 establishing subsidiaries of the DHA: the Dubai Healthcare Corporation and Dubai Health Insurance Corporation to further enhance healthcare services in Dubai and enable DHA to fulfil its responsibilities and obligations.
Three new strategic sectors were also added as part of the decree; they include Strategy and Corporate Development, Health Regulation, and Shared Support Services.
In addition to overseeing the health sector for the Emirate of Dubai, the DHA also focuses on providing services through DHA healthcare facilities including Latifa, Dubai, Rashid and Hatta Hospitals, its 12 primary healthcare centres, 17 medical fitness centres and its 6 specialty centres.
For more information, visit DHA’s website: www.dha.gov.ae
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