DHA plans separate corporation by 2009

DUBAI — As part of its extensive and ongoing consultation and engagement programme with all its stakeholders across both the public and private sectors, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has hosted a series of additional engagement sessions for staff working in all government-owned healthcare facilities.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Wed 25 Jun 2008, 7:26 PM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 11:17 AM

Over 700 public sector healthcare staff attended three sessions recently, one each in Dubai, Rashid and Al Wasl hospitals. Focusing on the DHA's objective to separate its new strategic role from day to day service provision, the Director General highlighted the government's intention to establish a separate public corporation early in 2009, "responsible for managing daily healthcare services within government owned healthcare facilities."

This will allow the DHA, as the government's new strategic health authority, to focus on Dubai's overall health strategy and policy, health regulation, health funding and public health.

Qadhi Saeed Al Murooshid, the Director General of DHA said, "Separation will give government-owned hospitals and clinics the autonomy, authority, accountability and flexibility required to increase capacity and service quality so they can either compete, or work in partnership with the private sector, helping to improve the availability of good healthcare within Dubai."

The DG is also expected to address staff working in private healthcare facilities in the near future.

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