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Mohammed bin Rashid issues Decree establishing new subsidiaries of Dubai Health Authority

07 مايو, 2018  
Monday, May 07, 2018

In his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum issued Decree No. (17) of 2018 establishing subsidiaries of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA). The new DHA subsidiaries established under the Decree are Dubai Healthcare Corporation and Dubai Health Insurance Corporation.

The subsidiaries will support the effort to further enhance healthcare services in Dubai and enable DHA to fulfill its responsibilities and obligations. His Highness also issued Decree No. (18) of 2018 appointing HE Humaid Mohammed Al Qutami as Director General of the Dubai Health Authority.

According to Decree No. (17) of 2018, Dubai Healthcare Corporation is responsible for operating and managing public health facilities in Dubai, including primary healthcare centres, specialty centers, medical fitness services centres, and public and occupational medical centres. The new body is also responsible for managing, operating and developing the units attached to it either directly or through a third party and developing and implementing strategies to enhance medical services in line with Dubai’s and DHA’s strategic plans.

Dubai Healthcare Corporation is also responsible for full integration of medical services, qualifying Dubai’s medical facilities for international accreditations, conducting surveys and studies for new healthcare facilities and medical services, and drafting policies and procedures for public health management and submitting them to DHA for approval. The Corporation is also responsible for managing preventive healthcare measures and conducting the research required to enhance the general health of the people of Dubai. In this regard, the establishment is authorised to recruit qualified medical and administrative personnel, organise and participate in medical conferences and events, and coordinate with other government departments to achieve DHA’s objectives.

Dubai Healthcare Corporation is also responsible for proposing prices for medical and healthcare services at medical facilities under its management, procuring medicines and medical resources for such facilities, providing preventive medical and medical fitness services and managing, operating or developing any other medical facilities assigned to it by Dubai Government.

The Dubai Health Insurance Corporation is responsible for managing and overseeing health insurance services in Dubai according to relevant legislation. The Corporation also seeks to ensure quality health insurance for Dubai’s citizens, residents and visitors, protect the rights of policyholders, and design health insurance packages. It will also license and regulate health insurance companies, claims management companies, insurance brokers and service providers.

Dubai Health Insurance Corporation is also responsible for managing Dubai Government’s health insurance programme and issuing reports and recommendations related to health insurance and health economics.

The CEOs of Dubai Healthcare Corporation and Dubai Health Insurance Corporation will be appointed according to a resolution issued by the Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council based on the recommendation of DHA’s Director General.

Decree No. (17) of 2018 and No. (18) of 2018 are effective from the date of issuance and will be published in the Official Gazette.

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