NewsDubai’s healthcare sector registers impressive growth in first quarter of 2024

Dubai’s healthcare sector registers impressive growth in first quarter of 2024

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Dubai- 05 June 2024- The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has reported a notable expansion in healthcare infrastructure during the Q1 of 2024, highlighted by a 9% increase in healthcare facilities compared to the corresponding period last year. DHA also registered a 7% rise in the number of healthcare professionals over the same period.

The DHA issued licences to over 150 healthcare facilities and 800 healthcare professionals in Dubai through the first quarter of 2024. During the same period, the DHA renewed licences for 12,319 healthcare professionals and 1,122 healthcare facilities, underscoring the sector’s vitality.

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The DHA’s efforts reaffirm Dubai’s commitment to transforming its healthcare sector into one of the best globally. The emirate boasts a robust healthcare sector, with the total number of licensed healthcare facilities up to 5,020 and employing 59,509 highly skilled healthcare professionals in all.

Dr. Marwan Al Mulla, the CEO of DHA’s Health Regulation Sector, underscored that the surge in healthcare investment in the emirate bolsters the sector’s competitiveness and aligns with its economic objectives as outlined in the Dubai Economic Agenda D33.

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The report highlights that, as of March, the total number of licensed doctors in the emirate stood at 13,370, while licensed dentists numbered 4,162, nursing and midwifery professionals totalled 23,134, complementary and alternative medicine practitioners added up to 474, and supporting medical centres stood at 18,767. This expansion underscores ongoing efforts to broaden and enrich healthcare services in Dubai to meet the growing needs of the population.

The Dubai Health Authority’s steadfast commitment to healthcare investment is evident in its proactive measures to enhance the healthcare landscape, ensuring advanced and sustainable services for the well-being of residents and visitors alike.

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Dr. Marwan Al Mulla emphasised that the considerable increase in licensed healthcare facilities and professionals in Dubai signifies the emirate’s strong standing as a prime hub for healthcare investment and highlights its competitiveness, robust infrastructure, and well-regulated healthcare sector. He reiterated the DHA’s emphasis on supporting and incentivising the private sector, recognising its pivotal role as a strategic partner to the government sector in attaining future objectives. This partnership seeks to elevate healthcare services and enhance the health and well-being of citizens, residents, and visitors alike, further solidifying Dubai’s standing as a premier healthcare destination regionally and globally, he added.

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