Dubai / WAM
Chairperson of Dubai Healthcare City Authority HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, on Thursday inaugurated the Medcare Women & Children Hospital, a 100-bed, state-of-the-art hospital dedicated to women and children, and the first tertiary hospital in the UAE to be 90% staffed by women.
In attendance and accompanying HRH Princess Haya were Raja Al Gurg, Vice Chairperson, Dubai Healthcare City Authority Board of Directors; Nazeera Azad, Director, Medcare; Ziham Moopen, Director, Medcare; Dr. Shanila Laiju, Chief Operations Officer at Medcare and Alisha Moopen, Executive Director & CEO – Medcare & Aster, GCC.
As part of the visit, HRH Princess Haya officially inaugurated the hospital with an unveiling of a commemorative plaque, and was given a tour of the new facility where She walked through the Pediatrics department, viewing treatment and consultation rooms, followed by a walk-through the hospital’s Diagnostic Center corridor and the OB/GYN department and labor unit. HRH Princess Haya also visited one of the hospital’s first patients, and congratulated her on her newborn baby.
“At Medcare we believe that healthiness is happiness,” said Moopen. “As a hospital dedicated to women and children, we aim to empower the women of the UAE with good health, so that they can in turn ensure that their families and communities are healthy and happy too. We have consistently been inspired by the vision of the father of this nation, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan; and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai. His Highness Sheikh Zayed believed firmly that enabling women translates to enabling society, and we are embodying this belief today.”
The inauguration also signified the launch of the hospital’s WOMEN4WOMEN initiative, designed to inspire women, and their families, to embrace a happy, healthy lifestyle. At the event, the attendees showed their support by tweeting their responses to the initiative using the dedicated hashtag #WOMEN4WOMEN.
Over the last ten years, Medcare, a venture of Aster DM Healthcare, has established itself as the most premium healthcare service provider in this region, with twelve separate niche facilities which ensure that every patient gets the best possible medical attention and quality of care.