In the past years, Abu Dhabi had to deal with a few infectious diseases. However, the life healthcare Abu Dhabi sector quickly implements various measures to protect the population against prevalent diseases.
On the preventive side, the government of Abu Dhabi has reached 100% coverage of urban as well as rural areas’ sanitation and clean water provision facilities.
The government of Abu Dhabi’s response to the current COVID-19 pandemic has been effective. Even more impressively, the response is not done at the expense of the emirate’s long term goals.
The emirate’s plans and principles to strengthen its healthcare sector are all rooted in the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030. One of the goals of this long-term plan is to build a patient-centered healthcare system.
To achieve this goal, the government of Abu Dhabi adopts innovative technologies as a preventive as well as a medicative measure for diseases.
Recently, the Abu Dhabi Investment Office has allocated. USD 545 million for programs designed to support healthcare and bio pharmacy industries. The end goal of these programs is to develop a more efficient healthcare provision.
Today, the emirate actively builds more than 350 new hospitals, clinics, as well as specialized facilities. It is able to do so due to the public-private partnership it has with various world-class medical providers.
For instance, the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company had partnered with Mayo Clinic and John Hopkins Medicine International to bring in professionals to the healthcare industry and explore future healthcare trends.
Despite the current health crisis, the UAE managed to remain stable. In Abu Dhabi, there are over 251 startup investment deals in 2020. Among these investment deals are partnerships for projects focusing on healthtech.
Friendly Business Ecosystem in the Life Healthcare Abu Dhabi Sector
Without a friendly business system, Abu Dhabi prospering healthcare services wouldn’t have been a reality. Realizing that foreign direct investment is necessary for the healthcare sector transformation, the government of Abu Dhabi allows foreign investors to have 100% ownership in the sector.
There are two reasons for this regulation change: an existing gap of demand and supply and the strategic investment opportunities identification of the Department of Health. Previously, the Abu Dhabi healthcare system had to meet the local needs while being undersupplied.
Today, investors in the health sector can easily access information about the emirate’s healthcare services master plan. The access is provided via two tools: Healthcare Capacity Master Plan and the Certificate of Need.
These tools would respond to demand in the sector and analyze the inputs by using AI tools and data analysis. For instance, the healthcare industry players now can inform themselves with real-time data of the capacity, direction, as well as supply of the healthcare sector within the emirate.
The government of Abu Dhabi attempts to make the emirate an attractive global investment hub for various sectors, including healthcare. For the healthcare sector, the government encourages foreign players to crowd the healthcare ecosystem and bring dynamics to it.
With an open life healthcare Abu Dhabi sector, the government’s goal of creating a healthier Abu Dhabi will be one step closer to reality.