Facilities will meet the needs of an expected 25 million visitors
Four medical centres to be built for Expo 2020 Dubai
Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will set up a host of medical facilities to serve the 25 million visitors expected for the city's hosting of Expo 2020.
People from more than 180 countries are set to flock to the emirate for the eagerly-awaited event - the first Expo in the Middle East - which will be held from October 2020 until April 10 the following year.
A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by the DHA and the organisers of Expo 2020 Dubai to provide an emergency centre on site for the construction of the Expo site and for three other centres to cope with the huge surge in visitors to the city once it is up and running.
Expo is a global celebration of innovation, inventions and human ingenuity which is held every five years, lasting for six months.
The first Expo was held in London back in 1851.
Humaid Al Qutami, director general of DHA, said the authority is eager to provide a safe and healthy environment before, during and after the Expo.
The DHA said it has put in place a strategy that connects all medical networks with each other using smart systems and has already started implementing advanced training programmes to strengthen the capabilities of its medical teams and technical support staff to prepare and respond to any emergency promptly.