A hub in the deep lying lands of the GCC, talk of a spot enticing professionals and tourists in heaps, and Dubai is the first name ringing a bell at the back of your head. Seriously, the emirate today doesn’t only belong to the Arabs, but to a zillion people with different educational and cultural background as well.
However, it’s often quoted that the success of a global destination can’t be judged on the economic parameters solely. There are other factors playing there part as well. One such thing to ponder over is the healthcare industry pertaining to a region, or in this case-the healthcare industry in Dubai. Apart from providing immense career avenues, the emirate that harbors a population of nearly 2.1 million, sure does need to spend a worthwhile amount of resources to ensure the highest order of medical fitness amongst the inhabitants.
Healthcare Facilities At Your Disposal
There are a multitude of hospitals and clinics that provide medical services to the UAE residents at free or very nominal cost. However, the expats looking forward to avail the services of such public hospitals need to get themselves registered with the Department of Health and Medical services.
The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) functional since 2007, has been looking after the emirate’s healthcare facilities, both in public and private sector.
The Case With Expats Without International Health Insurance
As mentioned earlier, the expatriates without any medical insurance can avail the medical services at nominal costs, once they have a health card from the Ministry of Health (MOH). However, in case of an emergency, the law abides all hospitals to provide proper medical assistance, regardless of the citizen’s nationality. One thing to consider over here that not only Dubai, but all seven emirates are making it necessary for expats to buy their own health insurance. Given the modifying structure of the government and Dubai’s healthcare sector, it is need of the hour to invest in the most lucrative expat health insurance to receive the medical care you require.
Dubai Healthcare City
Launched in the year 2002, Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) has served as an efficacious healthcare free zone enabling the medical tourism in the emirate to proliferate across huge figures. Overseen by the Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA), DHCC operates through prime divisions like healthcare, research, investment and regulatory. Having nearly 120 medical facilities which comprise renowned hospitals like Mediclinic City Hospital and Dr. Sulaiman Al-Habib Hospital, over 120 outpatient medical centers and laboratories for diagnostic purposes, the city is home to nearly 4000 licensed professionals. In addition to this, DHCC has also proven to be a helping hand to all healthcare providers, by offering them with a ‘one stop shop’ solution to avail the free zone.
Dubai to Host the India-UAE Health Exhibition
Quite a renowned fact that Dubai not only caters to the medical requirements within its confines, but promotes other healthcare destinations as well. Subsequently, it’ll be playing host to the much awaited India-UAE Health Co-operation Program, organized on 9-10 April.
The exhibition will bring the top medical personnel from both the countries together on board. It will suggest the alterations caused by the advent of new technology in the sector, along with providing Indian healthcare providers an opportunity to present their advancements in the field of medicine, made of late. The exhibition will also be followed by a Continuing Medical Education (CME) conference. It will feature various multi-specialty healthcare facilities, coupled with alternative medicinal techniques like Yoga, Unani, Ayurveda, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH). In addition to the seminars organized by the leadingindustry personnel, business-to-business meetings and tie-ups with leading hospitals in India will also be promoted during the program in Dubai.
The aforementioned sections may not have narrated the whole scenario, but made one thing quite conspicuous. The healthcare sector in Dubai not only holds immense potential for further growth and medical assistance to the crowd, but stands as a hub with numerous career opportunities for all job-seekers as well.
Author Bio: Anshuman Kukreti is a professional writer and a keen follower of the global job market. An engineer by qualification and an artist at heart, he writes on various topics related to employment across the gulf.
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