$200 mil­lion hos­pi­tal opens in Abu Dhabi

The Pak Banker - - 6BUSINESS -

NMC Health­care opened UAE's largest pri­vate sec­tor hos­pi­tal - the $200 mil­lion NMC Royal Hos­pi­tal at Khal­ifa City in Abu Dhabi.

This multi-spe­cialty hos­pi­tal with a to­tal built-in ca­pac­ity of 500 beds is ready to serve the na­tion as a qu­a­ter­nary care, re­fer­ral cen­tre hos­pi­tal.

Con­sid­ered as the hos­pi­tal of to­mor­row, the ma­jes­tic 75,000sqm NMC Royal Hos­pi­tal will be the first of its kind in the pri­vate sec­tor to of­fer con­tin­uum of care for its pa­tients be­sides pro­vid­ing world-class emer­gency, crit­i­cal and acute car­dio­vas­cu­lar care. Shaikh Nahyan bin Mabarak Al Nahyan, Min­is­ter of Cul­ture and Knowl­edge De­vel­op­ment, in­au­gu­rated the NMC Royal Hos­pi­tal at a event, which was at­tended by over 800 of­fi­cials, dig­ni­taries and med­i­cal pro­fes­sion­als. The del­e­gates were given a tour of the fa­cil­ity which en­com­passes an um­brella of med­i­cal care spe­cial­i­sa­tions.

On the oc­ca­sion, Shaikh Nahyan said: "The NMC Royal Hos­pi­tal is the first hos­pi­tal to be com­pleted on the land awarded by the Ex­ec­u­tive Coun­cil of Abu Dhabi and Health Au­thor­ity of Abu Dhabi in ac­cor­dance with the Abu Dhabi Vi­sion 2030 plan."

Along sim­i­lar lines, NMC's re­cent ac­qui­si­tion of Europe's lead­ing fer­til­ity ser­vices provider Eu­gin and a ma­jor­ity stake in the GCC re­pro­duc­tive ser­vices leader Fakih IVF is pro­vid­ing NMC Royal Hos­pi­tal the lat­est tech­no­log­i­cal know-how to set up a full-fledged In Vitro Fer­til­i­sa­tion clinic and ad­vanced ca­pa­bil­i­ties for ge­netic dis­or­ders screen­ing. Dr B.R. Shetty, ex­ec­u­tive vice chair­man and CEO of NMC Health­care, said the open­ing of the hos­pi­tal brings long-awaited state-ofthe-art med­i­cal ser­vices, health­care fa­cil­i­ties and emer­gency care to the res­i­dents of Abu Dhabi and the UAE at large. On the back­drop of its key ac­qui­si­tions, NMC health­care has cre­ated an en­vi­ron­ment in which the newly ac­quired com­pa­nies share their op­er­a­tional know-how and best-in­class prac­tices.

This in­te­grated net­work is wit­nessed in NMC Royal Hos­pi­tal where the con­tin­uum of care is be­ing es­tab­lished for pa­tients via pri­mary, sec­ondary and ter­tiary care by NMC, long term acute care ex­per­tise from Provita and the home­care ser­vices knowl­edge from Ameri­care. This is a model that will serve as a plat­form for the com­pany's fur­ther ex­pan­sion into the GCC.

As the largest pri­vate health­care provider in the coun­try with a com­bined strength of 8,000 em­ploy­ees and 1,000 doc­tors, NMC Health­care is in a unique po­si­tion to lev­er­age its hu­man cap­i­tal for new projects such as the NMC Royal Hos­pi­tal.

The new hos­pi­tal, lo­cated in Khal­ifa City, is prox­i­mate to the res­i­dents of Khal­ifa City, Al Raha, Mo­hammed bin Zayed City, Mas­dar City, Abu Dhabi In­ter­na­tional Air­port, Sha­hama and Yas Is­land, all sub­urbs which, ac­cord­ing to the Abu Dhabi Eco­nomic Vi­sion 2030, are ex­pected to house around one-fifth of the emi­rate's to­tal pop­u­la­tion by 2030.

"As the pop­u­la­tion of the cap­i­tal moves fur­ther in to main­land Abu Dhabi, NMC Royal Hos­pi­tal is the an­swer for the res­i­dents' need for a lo­cal hos­pi­tal here," said Dr Shetty.

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