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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 15 December 2018

Adnoc selects two healthcare operators to manage medical services

The company signed separate agreements for management of a hospital and provision of onsite healthcare services

Adnoc chief Dr Sultan Al Jaber announced the company's intention to set up a trading unit in November. Khushnum Bhandari / The National
Adnoc chief Dr Sultan Al Jaber announced the company's intention to set up a trading unit in November. Khushnum Bhandari / The National

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company on Wednesday appointed two UAE-based healthcare operators to run operations of a hospital and provide medical services at its onshore and offshore facilities, as the state oil firm focuses on developing its core business.

Adnoc picked London-listed NMC Healthcare to manage operations of its Ruwais Hospital that will extend medical services to its employees and people in Ruwais and broader Al Dhafra region, it said in a statement. Abu Dhabi’s VPS Healthcare is selected to look after healthcare needs at Adnoc facilities, a move in line with company's 2030 smart growth strategy, the oil major added.

Under the agreement with NMC, the range and scope of healthcare services available at Ruwais Hospital will be expanded. Meanwhile, VPS Healthcare will enhance the services available to Adnoc’s onsite employees.

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“These agreements reaffirm Adnoc’s commitment to the welfare of our employees and the communities in which we operate,” Adnoc’s director of business and commercial support, Rashed Al Shamsi, said. “The extensive experience of NMC Healthcare and VPS Healthcare … will ensure our people and their families, our contractors and the wider communities will continue to have access to the highest quality diagnostic services and medical treatment.”

As part of its 2030 strategy, Adnoc is focusing on core strengths to achieve its business goals, while partnering with qualified companies, including those with the right expertise from the private sector to provide best-in-class services in company’s non-core business areas.

NMC Healthcare is the largest private healthcare company in the UAE. It owns and manages over 135 healthcare facilities including hospitals and medical centres. VPS Healthcare, which is eyeing a London-listing, manages 20 hospitals and more than 125 medical centres across the Middle East, Europe and India.