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NMC to set up multi-speciality hospital at Dubai Investment Park

Dh120m facility will have outpatient clinic as well as surgery theatres

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Abu Dhabi: Privately-held NMC Healthcare plans to invest up to Dh120 million to establish a multi-speciality hospital that will provide comprehensive health care services to residents at Dubai Investments Park (DIP), its chief executive officer B.R. Shetty told Gulf News yesterday.

DIP, the largest mixed-use development in the UAE, announced yesterday that it had leased more than 20,853 square metres of land to NMC Healthcare to establish a technologically-advanced hospital, scheduled to be operational in July 2012.

"The skeletal infrastructure of the hospital is already built. We plan to invest Dh50 million towards equipment and about Dh70 million to do the interiors of the hospital, which would be state of the art," Shetty said by telephone.

"Of the total investment, 40-50 per cent will be funded through our internal resources with the balance to be borrowed from banks," he added.

The hospital will be fitted with multi-speciality outpatient clinics, including gynaecology, paediatrics, ophthalmology, dermatology, orthopaedics, cardiology, oncology, dentistry and ophthalmology. The facility will also have fully equipped operating theatres, labour suite, radiology department and laboratory.

"NMC Healthcare was selected for its comprehensive range of health care services and experienced professionals cutting across various disciplines and covering the entire gamut of medical diagnosis and treatment. Our decision to lease the facility to NMC Healthcare was taken after meticulous research and assessment," said Khalid Bin Kalban, DIP's managing director and CEO.

"Departments offering specialised care will be a key feature of the facility at DIP, allowing it to serve as a medical hub for the community. The hospital with super-specialists will provide world class medical services, including a 24-hour emergency service," Bin Kalban added.

"The hospital will be easily accessible to the population of over 120,000 residents and tenants in the park," said Bin Kalban.

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