The Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA) Dubai Hospital has announced plans to build a four-storey building as part of its plans to expand its services across the emirate.
The building will include four floors, which will be home to 127 specialized clinics in the fields of ophthalmology, Internal medicine, orthopaedics, cardiovascular, endocrine, tumors, surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, dental and reproductive medicine.
The 32,100-sq m building, which is two and half times bigger than the existing specialised clinics in Dubai Hospital, will boast a lab, radiology facility, pharmacy and cafeteria in the ground floor, said the statement from DHA.
The DHA said it has already secured a Dh25 million funding from Emirates Islamic Bank for the construction of the building. Work is likely to start in the first quarter of 2020, it added.
The MoU was signed by Ahmad Al Nuami, the CEO of Joint Corporate Support Services sector at DHA and Salah Mohammed Amin Abdullah, the CEO of Emirates Islamic Bank in the presence of Humaid Al Qutami, the Director General of DHA and Hesham Abdulla Al Qassim, the Chairman of Emirates Islamic and Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Emirates NBD.
This expansion project aims to move existing specialized medical services in the hospital to the new building, in line with strategy of the DHA to enhance treatment and diagnostic services and increase capacity to meet growing demand from the UAE and aboard, remarked Al Qutami.
The new building will also help cut down overcrowding, as was witnessed last year, when the DHA reported a whopping 2.17 million customers visiting outpatient clinics across its facilities. Out of this, around 360,000 had visited Dubai Hospital’s outpatient clinics, he added.
Al Qassim said Emirates Islamic Bank was delighted to contribute to DHA's projects mainly aimed at expanding the facilities at Dubai Hospital and offer quality medical care for the community.
"This is in keeping with our objective to support charitable causes via the Emirates Islamic Charity Fund. We hope that our contribution will help effect positive change and provide patients a world-class healthcare experience in a unique medical facility," he added.
Amin Abdullah pointed out that charity was a cornerstone of Islamic finance and as one of the country’s leading players, Emirates Islamic Bank remained fully committed to supporting the community and ensuring they can access high quality medical facilities easily.
"Our contribution to the expansion of Dubai Hospital is another step in our collaboration with government hospitals and support them to become truly world-class medical facilities," he added.-TradeArabia News Service