The centre located in Al Barsha2 has a built up area of 70,000 sq ft and will be completed by mid-2012 and will serve a population of approximately 60,000 people living in the area.
Qadhi Saeed Al Murooshid, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority, said during the foundation stone laying ceremony that the initiative would cater to various medical needs of the population.
“We have 16 health clinics spread out across Dubai. We strongly believe that primary health clinics should provide frontline treatment to its patients and therefore we aim to further strengthen our primary healthcare system by adding more medical centres keeping in mind the geographical location, the health services presently available and the population in that area,” he said.
“This centre will provide multidisciplinary services to its population. It will have two emergency sections, family clinics, specialist clinics, specialist centres, dental centres, maternity and child care, x-ray and laboratory, health screening services and a pharmacy.”
The DHA primary health care centres include Al Mamzar, Abu Hail, Al Qusais, Al Twar, Al Rashidiya, Al Khawaneej, Nad Al Hammar, Al Mazhar, Al Safa, Al Mankhool, Al Lisaily, Al Barsha, Umm Suqeim, Al Bada’a, Nad Al Sheba and Airport Medical Health Centre