His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority signed an MoU with New York Presbyterian Hospital during his official tour of the USA where he met with several high-level healthcare officials from several health institutions and organizations.
Following the MoU signing, Al Qutami, said: “Dubai Health Authority is aware of the growing demand for its specialized health services across hospitals, primary care centres and specialized centers. Cardiology is one of the most important fields of medicine and the establishment of an international centre for cardiology, will increase Dubai's competitive capabilities on the international medical front, and it will further bolster its position on the global medical tourism map.
He highlighted that DHA has highly qualified healthcare professionals in the field of cardiology and that the DHA cardiology departments are recognised for their specialised services they provide both in interventional and open-heart cardiac procedures. The cardiology departments of DHA hospitals have become a referral centre for complicated cardiac cases and the establishment of this dedicated international centre will further aid in the provision of high level care.
He said that the Centre will have the latest equipment, super-care facilities and a unique healing environment and that the Centre will also focus on training education and research in the field of cardiology and that the Authority aims to make the centre a training hub in the region.
Officials from the New York- Presbyterian Hospital praised the plan adopted by the Authority for the establishment of an International Centre for Cardiology.
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. His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance is the President of the DHA and His Excellency Humaid Mohammed Obaid Al Qutami is the Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the DHA.
The DHA’s aim in Dubai is to provide an accessible, effective and integrated healthcare system, protect public health and improve the quality of life within the Emirate. This is a direct translation of the objectives of the Dubai Strategic Plan 2015 launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Keeping the strategic plan in mind, the DHA’s mission is to ensure access to health services, maintain and improve the quality of these services, improve the health status of nationals, residents and visitors and oversee a dynamic, efficient and innovative health sector.
In addition to overseeing the health sector for the Emirate of Dubai, the DHA also focuses on providing services through DHA healthcare facilities including hospitals (Latifa, Dubai, Rashid and Hatta), specialty centres (e.g. the Dubai Diabetes Centre) and DHA primary health centres spread throughout the Emirate of Dubai.
The main pillars of service delivery at DHA health facilities are quality, efficiency, patients and staff. It is our aim to maintain and improve the quality and efficiency of DHA health services. An important aspect of the service delivery strategy is to focus on patients, their needs and satisfaction as well as attract, retain, nurture and support outstanding staff.
Prior to the establishment of the DHA, the Department of Health and Medical Services (DOHMS), which was established in 1973, was the functioning authority that almost exclusively focused on health service delivery.
© Press Release 2017