3D printing, health insurance and the future of robotic surgery are all on the agenda for next month’s Dubai Healthcare Authority Healthcare Forum.
The event, which takes place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Dubai between the 9th and 10th of January, will bring together some of the world’s most well respected experts in global viruses, health insurance and medical policies to give presentations - as well as specialists focusing on social media and the latest health technology being used throughout the Emirates.
A particular focus will be placed on the creation of artificial limbs for children using 3 dimensional printers, as well as how these devices can be used to create medication in the near future.
The use of robots in endoscopic surgery will also be examined, with the event being a must not miss for medics looking to discover what the future could look like for the profession.
For many years Dubai has been at the forefront of medical advancements, making it the perfect location for ambitious medics to fully embrace the new technology in their specialties. If a move to the country’s highly advanced, prestigious and well funded sector is something which you believe would enhance your career then register on our website for job alerts, and all the latest news from the country’s healthcare sector.
Dubai Health Insurance Compulsory
The deadline for mandatory health insurance in Dubai has been extended once again - despite 98% of the Emirate’s population already being covered.
The extension was only announced on Thursday (29/12) morning, just three days before fines of up to Dh500 per person per month were set to be issued for the sponsors of those not covered.
It’s the second time that the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has granted an extension to the deadline, with a six month grace period already added to the original cut-off date at the end of June 2016.
No new date has been given for the updated deadline, however it is unlikely to be longer than a month with just 80,000 people in the Emirate still requiring cover. The move comes as a result of higher than expected demand on all nine providers of insurance in the area, whereby only one would be able to process an application by the January deadline. Some insurance firms were even taking as many as ten calls a minute, prior to the announcement about the extension.
In the official press release the DHA said that the decision had been taken: “due to the high influx of customers flocking to insurance companies in the last few days, and in consideration to those who were not able to get the insurance in time due to one circumstance or another.”
The most basic healthcare packages in the country cost just over Dh500 a year (£111), with it being mandatory for every visa holding individual in the state. It is hoped that the introduction of compulsory insurance in the country will allow further investment to be injected into the already generously funded healthcare sector - further ensuring that Dubai stays at the forefront of medical technology and tourism.
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