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Sharjah sets up healthcare city

Sharjah, April 11, 2012

Sharjah's Ruler has issued a decree setting up the Sharjah Healthcare City (SHCC) as a medical free zone authority, a report said.

The city will be a corporate body, enjoying financial and administrative independence, a Gulf News report said.

The location and geographic boundaries of the city will be determined upon a resolution to be issued later by the ruler, it said.

Th city will be managed by an administrative body that will work under the supervision of the Free Medical Zone Authority, and will be run by a board of directors. The new entity will be responsible for promoting the emirate as an international health care centre, said the report.

It will have the mandate to set up health care, medical and pharmaceutical companies and institutions, physiotherapy and massage centres, health care consultancy services, hospitals, medical transport services, spas, sports and social clubs, health-related IT institutions, and all health- related facilities.




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