Federal and local authorities have been discussing the five priorities to be implemented for the future of the UAE's healthcare sector.
The meeting was held under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to ensure government integration towards a development plan for the next fifty years.
The officials discussed creating an advanced healthcare system based on providing smart medical services.
Abdul Rahman bin Mohammad bin Nasser Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, said teams have identified five key objectives; establishing a healthy and active Emirati community, achieving leadership in the healthcare sector, developing a smart treatment system, shifting from a traditional healthcare model to a personalised model, promoting mental health and developing a preventive healthcare system that considers the development of diseases and pandemics.
Al Owais also pointed out that the ministerial plans for the next fifty years are based on launching projects largely focused on the Industry 4.0 and Artificial Intelligence, with an emphasis on 24|7 preventive healthcare and smart services without human intervention.
The representatives also discussed ways of consolidating integration and cooperation between federal and local health authorities, to create an integrated government model of comprehensive services, to improve efficiency.
And they tackled the direct impact of the health sector on the economy and environment, as well as the country’s achievements, the efforts to increase its competitiveness, and the resulting advancement in global health indexes, including the Prosperity Index.