United Arab Emirates, Dubai, August 4, 2013: His Excellency Engineer Essa Al Maidoor, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) recently received His Excellency Ming Cheong, Consul-General of the Republic of Singapore in Dubai, at the DHA headquarters.
The two sides discussed ways to explore and enhance mutual cooperation between the two countries in the field of healthcare.
Al Maidoor provided the Consul General with an overview of the Dubai Healthcare system and highlighted the high level of quality healthcare available in the Emirate of Dubai. He said: “Singapore and UAE have strong bilateral relations and given the growth of the healthcare sector in both these nations, there are several opportunities for the two sides to collaborate in the field of healthcare.”
Al Maidoor also discussed the importance of adopting latest e-health systems within healthcare institutions and means of collaboration in this regard. He said: “The way forward is to have ‘smart hospitals' that have integrated electronic record systems in place. Moving towards a paperless environment will enhance efficiencies, further improve patient care and provide detailed KPIs which are important for continuous improvement of health sector.”
Cheong seconded this opinion and said: “The healthcare systems of the two countries are constantly developing and in many ways we face the same challenges, therefore, collaborating with each other on various health-related aspects will further help develop the healthcare sectors of the two countries.”
UAE is the largest trading partner of Singapore in the Middle East and during the meeting the two parties agreed to explore mutual cooperation in healthcare and gain from each other's expertise as well as share knowledge about important healthcare developments.