Expats living in the north of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are set to benefit from planned improvements to the region's health infrastructure.
While professionals living in property in Dubai and Abu Dhabi are able to make use of world-class medical facilities, those living in northern emirates such as Ajman, Fujairah and Sharjah have often had to cope with lengthy waiting lists for treatment.
However, all this looks set to change, with AME Info reporting that the UAE health ministry plans to open a number of new hospitals and healthcare facilities in the region over the coming months.
As well as helping give both nationals and expats access to state-of-the-art facilities, it is also intended that the new hospitals and clinics will help cut waiting times for all.
However, an exact timeframe for the completion of the new facilities has yet to be announced.
Earlier this month it was confirmed that work is to begin on a new women's and children's hospital outside of Abu Dhabi within the next few weeks.