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Last Updated Wednesday January 17 2018 11:34 PM IST

Emirates Hospital reaffirms commitment to world-class healthcare

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Specialty hospitals The UAE and Dubai in particular with its best-in-class infrastructure, qualified doctors and quality services have turned into a hub for medical tourism: Representative image

Abu Dhabi: Emirates Hospital, a leading healthcare facility owned by KBBO Group, has reaffirmed its commitment to providing medical services to tourists, particularly Chinese visitors.

During an official visit and meeting with Dr. Jia Xiao Fang, president of China International Health & Medical Tourism Association (CIHMTA), China’s largest Health Tourism and Medical Tourism Industry Platform, the CEO of Emirates Healthcare Group, said Emirates Hospital in Jumeirah aimed to support Dubai’s commitment to providing world-class healthcare services to Chinese tourists and visitors.

“We are honored to welcome Dr. Fang to our new hospital. We are committed to offer world-class treatments and facilities not only to domestic patients, but also tourists. The UAE and Dubai in particular with its best-in-class infrastructure, qualified doctors and quality services have turned into a hub for medical tourism and at Emirates Hospital, we aim to reinforce this position regionally and internationally,” said Pramod Balakrishnan, CEO, Emirates Healthcare.

Emirates Hospital, a 100-bed facility, owned by Abu Dhabi group KBBO, opened in October 2017 and recently added obstetrics, pediatrics, neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), special care baby unit (SCBU), a radiology department, and an emergency room.

Dubai has generated over AED 1.4bn from the medical tourism sector with around 3.26 lakh tourists visiting the emirates last year, according to Dubai Health Authority (DHA). It has been noted that the number of tourists from China visiting UAE has increased to a large extent as many Chinese travelers look to UAE and other Middle East destinations for better healthcare.

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