x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Cancer treatment hospital on schedule

Plans for a dedicated cancer hospital in Dubai are progressing according to schedule, authorities say.

DUBAI // Plans for a dedicated cancer treatment hospital in the emirate are progressing according to schedule, authorities have said.

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is meeting with experts, doctors and pharmaceutical companies to identify how the centre could best meet their requirements.

The study, commissioned at the start of 2011 by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, should be completed by June.

"We are on the right track as far as our timetable," said Qadhi Saeed al Murooshid, the director general of the DHA. "We are expecting to come up with the final conclusion of the study prior to June."

Dr al Murooshid was speaking yesterday on the sidelines of the Middle East Hematology and Oncology summit, held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Dubai.

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