Abu Dhabi based NMC Health, who run 11 hospitals in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Al Ain, have revealed plans to enter the ever growing healthcare markets in neighbouring Qatar and Oman by early 2017. As well as this the FTSE 250 listed company also announced that they will be looking to further increase their presence in Saudi Arabia.
Whilst the drop in the price of oil has started to affect government funding of projects throughout the Middle East it has been positive news for private healthcare providers - as more and more citizens turn to their facilities for high quality healthcare.
The region’s population has been on the rise for over thirty years now, and with the population growth showing little sign of slowing down, and cases of lifestyle related diseases caused by obesity continuing to rise, the healthcare market in the Middle East looks as if it will be occupied for plenty of years to come.
NMC plan to invest over $100 million into the Saudi healthcare sector with a focus placed especially on geriatrics and fertility treatments. The company currently has 260 beds already under its control after investing in new hospitals in the Kingdom’s Western and Eastern regions, however this figure looks set to rise considerably over the next year.
NMC are just one of many private healthcare providers who are continuing to invest generously in the Middle East’s healthcare market. If a move to work within the well funded and advanced healthcare sector in the UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia or Qatar is something that you think would benefit your career then register on our website https://www.odysseyrecruitment.com/ for job alerts, and all the latest news from the global healthcare industry.