Al Mahyan and Dr Gopal after signing the agreement
Ahalia to set up new hospital in Sharjah Healthcare City
SHARJAH, March 19, 2017
Ahalia Hospital has signed an agreement with Sharjah Healthcare City (SHCC) to set up a 100-bed general hospital in the SHCC.
Ahalia will become the first healthcare organisation to set up operations at the city.
Awarded ‘Superbrand’ status by the UAE Superbrands Council early this year, Ahalia Medical Group currently operates three hospitals, 14 medical centres, two specialised ophthalmology medical centres and over 26 pharmacies across the UAE, with this initiative marking the group’s penetration into Sharjah.
Abdulla Ali Al Mahyan, chairman of Sharjah Health Authority and SHCC, said: “Our vision is a healthier nation, one where every resident has access to immediate and convenient healthcare solutions. We endeavour to host the world’s most trusted healthcare companies to help meet the arduous demands of this vision, and also to augment the emirate’s reputation as a destination for medical tourism. We believe that our humanitarian ideals will see us through the long road ahead and convene the necessary associations to make our vision a reality.”
Dr V S Gopal, managing director of Ahalia Group of Hospitals, said: “We are proud to be part of UAE’s burgeoning healthcare sector, and we owe our success to our relentless pursuit of medical excellence. Our entry into Sharjah Healthcare City with a 100-bed general hospital as its first phase marks the beginning of a new chapter in our legacy, one that will make gigantic strides in healthcare delivery standards and the overall wellbeing of the residents of Sharjah. As always, we endeavour to meet and exceed the needs of this new market through the promotion of industry best practices, procuring the latest technology and recruiting the world’s most sought after professionals to be a part of our mission at SHCC.”
Located adjacent to the Sharjah International Airport, SHCC’s 2.5 million sq m premises is slated to build a consummate infrastructure that will include state-of-the-art clinical facilities and office suites, for which the initial blueprint has been tentatively approved by HH Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.
“We are proud of Ahalia Hospital for being the first to occupy SHCC premises, particularly because of its homegrown status, and we believe they will inspire other UAE healthcare organisations to follow suit. The potential of Sharjah’s healthcare sector is immense. It is expected to grow rapidly, with new projects in various stages of planning and execution, while many others are in the pipeline. Sharjah’s healthcare sector is set to witness a major boom in the months and years ahead, with the value of the UAE healthcare market predicted by 2020 at Dh71.6 billion, achieving an annual average growth 12.7 per cent, as per latest reports,” concluded Al Mahyan. – TradeArabia News Service