Abu Dhabi to set up independent dialysis centre
Abu Dhabi, September 27, 2010
Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha) said it has received approval from the executive committee in Abu Dhabi to create an independent centre for dialysis in Al Mafraq area.
The centre, which is the first of its kind in Abu Dhabi, will host 68 individual dialysis units providing health services to more than 325 patients, said a statement from Seha.
The construction in Al Mafraq Centre is scheduled to begin in October and is expected to be completed in a record time of 11 months with the project set for delivery in September 2011, it added.
The company also plans to add two more centers similar to the one in Al Mafraq area, said a top official.
'The second centre will be located in Sheikh Khalifa Medical City in Abu Dhabi while a third centre will be located in Tawam Hospital in Al Ain. Once the three centers become operational, the overall capacity will be 204 stations, thus providing effective and efficient Dialysis services to patients,' said Saif Bader Al Qubaisi, chairman of Seha.
Al Qubaisi, said, 'Seha’s vision is aligned with the vision of Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of UAE, to provide healthcare service competitive with the best in the world for the citizens and residents in Abu Dhabi and the region.'
Al Mafraq Dialysis Centre, the first specialized centre in dialysis, will be built on a total area of 7407 sq m and will include 68 kidney dialysis units, including two VIP suites, two isolated units for infectious diseases and four units for children, he added.
According to him, the healthcare services in Abu Dhabi were being followed closely by Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces and Chairman of the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi.
Carl Stanifer, Seha CEO said the company currently operates 96 dialysis units distributed among the various health facilities in Abu Dhabi.
'The addition of Al Mafraq Dialysis Centre will increase the number of units by more than 70 per cent, while all three centers will in total contribute to an increase in the total number of units available by more than 200 per cent,' he added.
Chief of Facilities and Construction Division in Seha, Saif Al Hameli, said: 'The dialysis centre is designed in a modern manner to ensure an easy access to a 105-car parking area, and utilize the latest technology and specialized equipments in the field of dialysis.'
'Al Mafraq Centre was designed according to the highest global health standards with regards to the medical planning of the building, the interior spaces and the movement of patients,' he noted.
Seha said it had recently signed an exclusive contract with Freisenius Medical Care, the largest global provider of dialysis equipment and services.
As per the deal, the company will manage Seha’s dialysis centers and will provide the finest medical services for patients suffering from kidney failure, it added.-TradeArabia News Service