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21 February 2024

Dubai and Hamburg to enhance co-operation

By Shuchita Kapur

Dubai and Hamburg look forward to enhance ties and increase co-operation in the healthcare sector.

Speaking at a bilateral seminar yesterday, representatives from both sides highlighted the close relationship they share and believe this strong foundation can help them further enhance their relationship in the healthcare sector.

“Building on the success of Dubai-Hamburg Business Forum, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry and its strategic partner, Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, look forward to consolidate business ties and establish a firm basis for future co-operation in the healthcare sector,” said Hisham Al Shirawi, Second Vice-Chairman of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

“Our strong relationship has helped us weather the economic downturn and we should use this to our advantage. We can build on the relationship we share and increase the exchange of knowledge and expertise,” said Senator Dietrich Wersich, Head of the Social Services, Family Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection Authority, Hamburg.

Dr Amin Al Amiri, CEO, Medical Practice and Licence, UAE Ministry of Health, highlighted the support given by the federal government to this sector.

“We give strong support to the private sector and we are also supportive of the pharmaceutical industry. We are encouraging students to come here for higher studies and we also look forward to developing medical tourism,” he said.

The regulations being introduced by the federal government play an important role in ensuring the availability of world-class healthcare services in the country.

“Earlier 80 per cent of burden was shared by the government, but with the changes happening, the private sector is playing an important role and this can reduce the burden on the government,” said Dr Mohammed Abu Obeid, CEO, SS Lootah Healthcare, Medawi Hospital.


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