Abu Dhabi / WAM
HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union (GWU), President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF), on Wednesday officially inaugurated Danat Al Emarat Hospital for Women and Children in Abu Dhabi, part of United Eastern Medical Services (UEMedical).
After unveiling the memorial plaque during the inauguration, HH Sheikha Fatima affirmed that, under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE is committed to provide the best healthcare services to all citizens and residents, as people are the real wealth of any society, pointing out that UAE intensely focuses on the health sector and has established an advanced network of hospitals and health centres to provide comprehensive and advanced specialised healthcare services to its people.
She said, “The UAE leadership has built the infrastructure needed to provide high quality care, specifically for women and children, through specialised hospitals and medical centres, which contributes in raising the bar of excellence in healthcare offered to mothers and children and achieving clinical outcomes in parallel with international statistics in terms of reducing perinatal and neonatal mortality rates.”
Her Highness also assured that the UAE supports the private sector, which is considered a main partner in the provision of healthcare services along with the government sector. And today the private sector’s role is evident in providing quality healthcare services, including specialised services, which was supported by the successful implementation of the healthcare insurance for almost ten years.
Sheikha Fatima added that establishing a specialised hospital for women and children in the private sector aims to provide advanced services for this important segment, and helps in improving health services delivery through attracting qualified and experienced clinicians and introducing advanced technologies which can help in diagnosing and treating different diseases in compliance with the best international standards.
She praised the quality of the healthcare services provided for mothers and children in Abu Dhabi, pointing out that Danat Al Emarat Hospital for Women and Children is one of the essential facilities in Abu Dhabi, which has been contributing significantly to the advancement of the healthcare sector in the Emirate.
Her Highness toured the hospital and visited different departments and was briefed about the nature and type of the specialised services that the hospital provides, and the plans of UEMedical group, which also includes HealthPlus Network of Specialty Centres and Moorfields Eye Hospital Abu Dhabi besides Danat Al Emarat Hospital.
During the inauguration ceremony, Mr. Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa Al Hammadi, Managing Director and CEO of UEMedical, expressed his profound gratitude to Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak for inaugurating the hospital and visiting its different departments.
Mr. Al Shorafa praised Her Highness for her unconditional support when it comes to mothers and children healthcare services in UAE; affirming that her great attention towards prevention programmes, especially children’s vaccination programmes contributed to the eradication of many diseases and the reduction of infections, besides her support to all other healthcare services provided to mothers and children in line with Department of Health – Abu Dhabi strategies and visions.
Noura Al Suwaidi, Director of the GWU, along with a number of officials attended the inauguration.