ACT constructs state of the art pharmaceutical plants and medical facilities. Each facility is built according to international health standard requirements, which include specially designed ventilation systems that control the concentration of airborne particles.Healthcare companies face dramatic changes in customer behavior, market dynamics and regulatory demands. Bain works with healthcare companies to deliver better value for patients, fuel innovation and reduce the cost and complexity of operating systems. Our pharmaceutical, medtech, and payers and delivery systems teams bring diverse and deep experience to every healthcare engagement.
Health services include all services dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of disease, or the promotion, maintenance and restoration of health. They include personal and non-personal health services.
Health services are the most visible functions of any health system, both to users and the general public. Service provision refers to the way inputs such as money, staff, equipment and drugs are combined to allow the delivery of health interventions.
Improving access, coverage and quality of services depends on these key resources being available; on the ways services are organized and managed, and on incentives influencing providers and users.
Public hospitals and clinics provide free or very low-cost medical services to UAE residents. Expats wanting to use public hospitals need to apply for a health card from the Department of Health and Medical Services. Modern private hospitals and a new enormous medical centre the size of a small city, appropriately named Dubai Healthcare City, service expats and Emiratis alike.
Medical costs are high for visitors, although emergency treatment is always provided free in life threatening situations. Expats who are temporarily resident in the emirate are not entitled to free treatment, however they can apply for a health card entitling them to significant subsidies. Private health insurance is still strongly advised and is provided by most companies who bring workers to the city.
One of the biggest causes of medical problems in Dubai is the heat, with many visitors suffering from heat stroke, heat exhaustion and dehydration, which can all have serious consequences. The level of dust, both from the desert sands and from the 24/7 construction work, can also be a problem for visitors with respiratory issues. Once again, you will be treated free in an emergency, but you need to have good quality insurance for less severe problems, or you will face a significant bill. Whether they work in the private or public sectors, most of the healthcare professionals in Saudi. The tax-free status of Dubai makes working there very popular, which in turn means that standards can be set very high, with only the most qualified practitioners allowed in.
This cosmopolitan culture also has the advantage that wherever you are from, and whatever treatment you are seeking, there is a good change that you will find a doctor who speaks your language, making your treatment so much less stressful.