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Department of Health Chairman tours Burjeel Medical City
30 October 2018
  • Burjeel Medical City (BMC) is set to become the largest private healthcare facility in the UAE
  • The region’s new medical city will provide a number of advanced medical treatments

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 30 October: His Excellency Sheikh Abdulla Bin Mohamed Al Hamed, Chairman of Department of Health (DoH), has visited Burjeel Medical City (BMC) for the first time, which is set to become the largest private healthcare facility in the UAE, when it opens next year.

During the visit, H.E Al Hamed was accompanied on the tour by H.E Mohamed Al Hameli, Undersecretary of Department of Health, and joined by Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil, Chairman and Managing Director of VPS Healthcare. A number of delegates joined from both the organizations.

H.E Al Hamed highlighted that DoH strives to support medical projects that contribute to improving the overall healthcare sector’s outcomes, in addition to offering healthcare services to residents of the UAE that serve to enhance the capacity of the healthcare sector and ultimately improve the overall healthcare system. H.E Al Hamed stressed the importance of joining efforts of both the public and private sectors in order to achieve the vision of ‘A Healthier Abu Dhabi’.

H.E Al Hamed expressed his delight about the new facility and the potential outcomes of its recently- developed technologies, which will lead to advanced medical offerings that will serve to enhance patients’ lives.

BMC will span across 1.2 million sq. ft. with 400 beds, 92 clinical rooms, 12 operation theatres, a helipad for airborne patient transportation, in addition to other clinical and surgical facilities.

Elaborating on the visit, Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil commented: “We are very pleased to have welcomed H.E Sheikh Abdulla Bin Mohamed Al Hamed and H.E Mohamed Al Hameli. The visit reflects DoH’s ongoing efforts in supporting private institutions and staying informed on their latest developments and future plans, which support its vision in further enhancing the healthcare system in becoming a leading system regionally and globally in line with the UAE leadership vision.”

BMC is set to play a vital role in fulfilling the growing healthcare needs for local and international patients.


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