New authority for Dubai Health Care City formed

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Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA):

A law was issued on Wednesday by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, establishing the DHCA. According to the Dubai Government Media Office, the law sets out the functions and responsibilities of the ?Dubai Healthcare City Authority? (DHCA) and outlines its organisational structure, financial resources and regulatory framework. The new legislation also defines the authority?s responsibilities and activities within the free zone, as well as its licensing procedures.

Princess Haya Bint Al Hussain, wife of Shaikh Mohammad, has been appointed as president of the DHCA, which has full financial and administrative autonomy to achieve its objectives.

The law specifies the DHC?s objectives, which include promoting Dubai as a global medical and healthcare hub. Further provisions see the healthcare facility assume contribution in enhancing the quality of medical services at local, regional and global levels, besides attracting top quality healthcare specialists and professionals. Other objectives task the DHC with attracting drug manufacturers, research laboratories, pharmacies and a whole spectrum of healthcare sector businesses and complementing industries.

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