Healthcare has been the primary initiative for the UAE in recent times. The concern and the significance has considerably increased and iCARE has just stepped into the consideration and decided to expand the services and presence in UAE.
The healthcare unit of UAE-based Landmark Group aims to expand its presence across the country over the next three years, it announced on Sunday.Landmark Hospitality plans to invest Dhs150 million to expand its iCARE Clinics to 20 branches across the UAE by 2018.
Launched in 2012, iCARE currently offers family healthcare treatments across six clinics in Dubai.
New branches were launched in Uptown Mirdiff Mall, Al Barsha, Al Qusais in the last six months joining the existing clinics in Discovery Gardens, Lamcy Plaza and Oasis Centre.
The clinics offer primary healthcare services across specialties including pediatrics, OB/gynecology, dermatology, dentistry and orthodontics, ENT, ophthalmology, orthopedics and physiotherapy, pathology/lab services, radiology/X-Ray/USG, internal medicine, and general practitioner services.With Dubai aiming to become a medical tourism hub, the local healthcare industry is expected to boom over the next few years.
Dubai’s private healthcare sector will require a minimum of 1,500 new beds by 2020, translating into a minimum investment of $1.5 billion, a recent report by research firm Colliers International found.
The report revealed that along with the emirate’s push to become a medical tourism hub, population growth, prevalence of lifestyle diseases and introduction of compulsory health insurance are expected to drive this growth.
The next three years will be very crucial for iCARE. According to the roadmap provided by the iCARE, the progress of the healthcare unit will be massive and it will be expanded all across the Emirates. The presence of the iCARE is destined to increase in the major cities like Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharja and others. It may further improve the present healthcare importance in UAE.