(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Qadhi Saeed Al Murooshid, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), announced the completion of the Dh70-million Al Barsha Health Centre on Wednesday.
Al Murooshid had laid the foundation stone of the state-of-the-art health centre in April 2011. Construction has been completed and the centre will be operational this year. The centre is located on a 65,000sq-ft plot in Al Barsha 2, and will serve approximately 60,000 people in the vicinity.
Al Murooshid said the initiative to add new health centres and strengthen primary health care is as per the instructions of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and the directions of Shaikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and President of the DHA. Al Murooshid said: "We recognise that primary healthcare is the first line of care for the members of our community and therefore it is our strategy to focus on further strengthening them.
In 2011, we inaugurated two new centres - the Nadd Al Hamar and Al Mizhar health centres - and this year the Al Barsha centre will be operational for the people living in the vicinity. It is our aim to add at least one new primary healthcare centre each year."