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Dubai healthcare spending to rise 250%

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has said spending on healthcare in the emirate is expected to rise by 250% and the number of hospital beds to double by 2025, The National has reported. Expansion plans by the DHA include primary care centres in Al Barsha by mid-2012 and in Al Warqaa by 2013; Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital, a dedicated 200-bed paediatric facility; and Al Maktoum Emergency and Trauma Centre, an 800-bed facility that will also serve as a hospital.