Government To Improve Healthcare Through AED10bn Investment, Says Health Official

News: The UAE government has invested around AED10bn (US$2.7bn) in 2012 to improve quality and range of healthcare in Abu Dhabi, Health Authority Abu Dhabi's CEO Zeid Al Siksek said. The investment will increase the number of hospital beds in Abu Dhabi to around 4,600 by 2015, up from 3,600 in 2010, Al Siksek added. The investment, which will decrease the burden on healthcare facilities, will introduce a new system that makes it mandatory for about 1.3mn residents to first visit primary healthcare clinics for treatment, Al Siksek mentioned.

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