Mohammed instructs DHA on cancer hospital

Sheikh Mohammed tours the new health centre in Dubai on Monday. (WAM)

UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has instructed the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) to commission a study to prepare for the establishment of a hospital for the treatment of cancer in Dubai.

His instructions came during an inauguration visit to two new healthcare centers in the Nad Al Hammar and Al Misr districts of Dubai this morning.

Qadhi Al Marooshid, the Director General of the DHA, responded by saying that he would begin implementing the order immediately, adding that a team of experts would be drafted in to conduct the study. He went on to say that on completion, the study would be presented to Sheikh Mohammed for his approval.  

The opening ceremonies took place in the presence of Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Deputy Ruler Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Sheikh Saeed bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, Director of Dubai Ruler's Court Mohammed Ibrahim Al Shebani, Director of Dubai Ruler's Office Lt. General Musabbah Rashid Al Fattan, Mohammed Juma Al Naboodah, Director General of Dubai Health Authority Qadhi Al Marooshid and other senior officials.

Sheikh Mohammed toured the two health facilities, where he acquainted himself with the advanced medical equipment in place there, as well as the healthcare packages and services available to patents. He also learned that the center in Nad Al Hamar will provide healthcare services for over 60,000 people in the surrounding districts of Rashidiya, Garhoud, Al Warqa and Mirdiff.

Later, Sheikh Mohammed was briefed on a map compiled by the DHA, detailing the locations of health centers and hospitals all over Dubai. Sheikh Mohammed was also updated by Qadhi Saeed Al Marooshid on plans for healthcare projects currently being developed as per Sheikh Mohammed's directives to expand healthcare services to accommodate all residents in Dubai.

The tour concluded following detailed inspections of the various laboratories, clinics, departments and treatment and diagnostic sections at both of the new healthcare facilities.

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