$14 billion committed to gulf hospital construction

19/01/2009 - Dubai Lifestyle News
$14 billion committed to gulf hospital construction

Nearly $14 billion (£9.67 billion) is being spent on new hospitals and healthcare facilities in the gulf region, new research shows.

Simon Page, director of the life sciences division at IIR Middle East, which carried out the study, commented that contractors are committed to the development of core infrastructure in the Gulf region.

In news that may be of interest to those who are considering buying property in the UAE, Mr Page added that members of the Gulf Cooperation Council are set to increase funding for healthcare projects in the coming years.

He added: "New health insurance regulations for expatriates are being introduced across the region, which is also a major driving force."

And in other news that may be of interest to those looking for Dubai property for sale, the Khaleej Times has reported that the UAE's Ministry of Health has also unveiled plans to introduce new measures that will make it easier for health professionals to move between Gulf states and establish practices.