Dubai to become healthier, happier
Dubai is well on its way to a healthier and happier future, a survey update by Cavendish Maxwell, Middle East-based property consultancy and chartered surveying firm indicates. In its first-ever Dubai Healthcare Property Market Update for 2019-2020, the firm drew insights.
Government-led initiative Dubai Health Experience was born out of the Dubai Health Authority. It aims to enhance the city’s medical services and attract 500,000 medical tourists by 2021.
“Anticipating the health and wellness needs of people during Expo 2020 and beyond, health authorities in Dubai are rapidly advancing on plans to improve hospitals, health centres and clinics, resulting in a positive outlook for operators, healthcare professionals and the sector overall,” Aditi Hariharan, Associate Partner, Strategic Consulting and Research at Cavendish Maxwell, said.
According to the Nursing and Midwifery Council of the UAE, there was a nursing shortage in the UAE until 2010. This was mostly due to poor salaries, status and restricted career growth. However, the number of nurses is expected to increase to 23,617 by 2020.
So far, medical tourists have visited Dubai on account of the following treatments:
· Dental (46%)
· Orthopedics (18%)
· Dermatology (10%)
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