Step up health services says Sharjah Chamber
Sharjah, September 30, 2010
The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) has urged the emirate’s private sector to further improve the quality of medical services and upgrade its facilities to help attract more investments.
During a recent business breakfast meeting, chamber officials and health sector representatives discussed key issues in Sharjah’s health and medical segment, including improving medical services and upgrading medical equipment and facilities.
The group also discussed ways on how to attract more medical-based investments and how to package the emirate as a centre for health and wellness for the Middle East region.
“Healthcare represents an important cornerstone in society development and is also a cultural mark that reflects the efforts to create a secure and integrated environment,” said Hussein Mohammed Al Mahmoudi, director general, SCCI.
“These are the same reasons that have prompted the government to place healthcare at the forefront of national development.”
The improvement of medical facilities will not only help attract more investments but will also package Sharjah as a health and wellness destination in the Middle East region, he added.
Khalid Bin Butti Bin Obaid, assistant director general for membership and branches affairs, SCCI, said, “Today’s meeting focused on reviewing and analyzing the performance of Sharjah’s health sector over the past few years as this sector is a vital partner in the emirate’s bid for sustainable development.”
“The chamber’s commitment complements recent forecasts that the region’s health sector is expected to grow to Dh202 billion ($55 billion) – highlighting a high demand for medical services amid increasing rates of population growth and income levels,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service