UAE medical sector on track to meet Vision 2021 goals
The UAE’s medical sector is on track to meet the country’s Vision 2021 goals.
That’s according to the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), which says it is commited to achieving national indicators it has been set.
The MOHAP revealed that close to 70 per cent of hospitals and clinics in the country are currently accredited, a figure which it says will reach 100 per cent by 2021.
His Excellency Dr. Amin Al Amiri is the Assistant Undersecretary for the Ministry’s Public Health Policy and Licensing.
He explains why it’s important for healthcare facilities in the emirates to be accredited internationally.
MOHAP also says it is taking steps to reduce the cases of malpractice at healthcare facilities in the UAE.
His Excellency says more hospitals and clinics are reporting medical errors to authorities.
It’s also been revealed that the UAE’s healthcare market is expected to grow to AED 106 billion by 2026.
At the end of last year, the sector was valued at AED 62.1 billion.
Al Amiri says international hospitals and clinics will play a big role going forward in the growth of the country’s health sector.
Reporting by Mohamed Suleman