establishes specialty hospital in Dubai
DUBAI, Feb. 16, 2005
An NRI businessman here has launched Dubai's first
super-specialty hospital in the private sector, seeking
to provide world-class medical care to people in the
entire Arab world and Iran.
Mr Qasim Sultan Al Banna, Chief of the Department of
Health and Medical Services, Dubai, inaugurated the
Rs 80 crore hospital, belonging to the NMC Group headed
by Mr B R Shetty, recently.
"This is the first time state-of-the-art diagnostic
facilities and super-specialist doctors have come together
in the private sector," Mr Shetty said. Majority
of the doctors in the newly opened hospital are from
India, Mr Shetty informed.
"We have the latest diagnostic tools in MRI, CT
Scan, ultrasound and others," he said.
Pointing out the changing needs in the field of medical
care, Mr Shetty said, for instance, diabetes is posing
a major threat in the country with nearly 40 per cent
of the people at risk and the new hospital will be giving
special attention to the disord er'.
Other areas the hospital will focus on include, paediatrics,
gynaecology, neurology and cardiology. - PTI
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