x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 21 January 2018

New health centres to take pressure off of hospitals in capital

A disease prevention and screening clinic and a rehabilitation centre are to be built in Abu Dhabi.

ABU DHABI // A disease-prevention and screening clinic is to be built in Abu Dhabi, along with a medical rehabilitation centre in Khalifa City A.

The projects, costing more than Dh920 million, will be developed by the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha), in conjunction with Abu Dhabi General Services (Musanada).

They were approved last week by the Abu Dhabi Executive Council.

The Dh332m disease-prevention centre, to be built on 64,000 square metres, will help Seha to increase its capacity and screening services needed for residency visas, and ease the strain on hospitals in Abu Dhabi city.

The Dh596m medical rehabilitation project in Khalifa City A will sit on 84,200 square metres, with space for 156 beds.

It will offer post-treatment services to people with conditions such as cerebral palsy and arteriosclerosis, or who have been victims of traffic accidents.

Seha also has plans to build, replace or renovate 23 medical centres by 2018.