HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein sets foundation stone for Dhs400m Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Hospital at Dubai Healthcare City
- United Arab Emirates: Monday, November 19 - 2012 at 09:56
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Chairperson of Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA), Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, sets the foundation stone for the Dhs400m Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Hospital at Dubai Healthcare City.
The new Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Hospital at Dubai Healthcare City will include an integrated center for cardiac surgery comprising of diagnostic clinics and a cardiac catheterization unit.
It will additionally feature emergency units for cardiac patients and more than 32 integrated intensive care units for all ages and various medical conditions (ICU, CCU, and NICU for newborn and preterm children).
The new hospital, once complete, will prove a strong addition to Dubai's healthcare portfolio and significantly strengthen the Emirate's healthcare infrastructure.
The facility will be fitted out with state-of-the-art emergency departments, as well as surgical theatres, delivery rooms and hypnosis suites. The hospital will integrate an electronic filing system for the benefit of patients and to provide doctors with updated and easily retrievable medical history and pathology results.
During the foundation-stone ceremony, Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib, Chairman of Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Group, said, "Our continuous success in the projects we implement, design and operate in the GCC region has set a benchmark among healthcare facilities in the Arab region. This has strengthened our ambitions and increased our responsibility towards our patients to continue providing the highest quality of medical care and services."
Dr. Al Habib assured, "The new facility would endorse a unique model and serve as a distinct extension of the Group's hospitals and centers in the GCC region. Leveraging latest developments in all medical specialties, the hospital is set to represent a quantum leap in integrated healthcare services provided in the UAE."
He added, "The medical personnel attached to the Group are leading professionals who remain updated on latest developments in the implementation, operation and development of health facilities through participating in specialized forums and exhibitions."
Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib added, "Our continuous keenness has resulted in several strategic partnerships with major international companies such as GE for diagnostic radiology devices, and Drager for medical gas. Stryker will provide the best types of beds at the new multidisciplinary hospital. We also share a strong association with Roche Laboratories of Germany and other medical companies that have a long tradition in this area."
Following the ceremony, Her Royal Highness Princess Haya, together with Dr. Al Habib, Her Excellency Raja Al Gurg, Vice-Chairperson of DHCA, His Excellency Essa Al Maydour, Director General of Dubai Health Authority, and the DHCA Board Members visited the facilities at the Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center.
HRH Princess Haya was given a brief tour by the center's Medical Director, Dr. Naji Yazbek, as well as other doctors at the facility. During the tour, she was walked through the Dental Department and introduced to the latest dental machines from Sirona. She was also escorted to the Ophthalmology suites that offer Visumax - the latest eye vision correction technology in the Middle East. HRH Princess Haya was then led to the Radiology Department, which includes the latest MRI and CT Scan Angiogram from GE. The tour concluded with a visit to the Laboratory, where patients are able to conduct up to 160 different tests on just one blood sample.
Towards the end of the ceremony, Dr. Al Habib expressed his appreciation of the efforts and support extended by the Dubai Healthcare City Authority and Dubai Government. He particularly acknowledged their role in promoting concerted investments in the healthcare sector, adding that such initiatives are outcomes of professional strategic thinking.
Pointing out, "The establishment of the new multispecialty hospital is a testimony to the enabling investment environment offered by DHCC, Dr Al Habib said the destination's ambition to raise quality standards will eventually benefit the UAE residents as well as media tourism travelers."
HRH Princess Haya praised the role of Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center in supporting Dubai Healthcare City as a leading medical destination in the Arab region.
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