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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 10 December 2018

Dubai to get twelve more private hospitals by 2020

The new hospitals bring the emirate's total number of private hospitals to 38

Twelve private hospitals will open in Dubai by 2020 bringing the emirate’s total to 38, the Dubai Health Authority said on Monday.

Earlier this week DHA reported a four per cent increase of private medical health facilities in the second quarter of this year in comparison to the first quarter.

The increase brings the total number of private facilities in the emirate to 3,018.

The new hospitals will provide patients with 875 beds and the Health Regulation Department said there were more than 36,055 licensed physicians in the medical private sector.

The Director of the Health Regulation Department, Dr Marwan Al Mulla, said the figures proved that Dubai has succeeded in attracting investment.

“To meet these growing developments, the authority is developing its regulatory standards to ensure the delivery of high medical standards that exceed expectations, and to provide the Emirate with skilled and highly qualified health professionals,” Dr Al Mulla said.