DUBAI – Wednesday, 14 February 2018 – Afridi & Angell recently held a seminar and panel discussion at the Dubai Capital Club on investment in healthcare in the UAE.
Panelists included Ms Dana Msaddi, COO and member of the board of directors at Neuro Spinal Hospital, Mr Aladin Niazmand, Director at Total Alliance Health Partners International, Mr Ahmad Hachicho, Regional Business Development Manager for the MENA region at Allen & Shariff Corporation, and Mr Ronnie Dabbasi, a senior associate at Afridi & Angell. The panel discussion was moderated by Afridi & Angell partner Shahram Safai.
Panel members gave an overview of the state of healthcare in the UAE including investment opportunities, general supply and demand of healthcare services and in particular the state and availability of affordable healthcare services, the standard and quality of healthcare services, and the attraction and retention of qualified healthcare professionals. The panel covered options for structuring a healthcare entity and the subsequent registration and licensing requirements. Panelist also provided an insight into the importance of conducting a comprehensive assessment and due diligence, from the standpoint of medical service requirements and delivery, prior to commencing the design and build of a healthcare entity. The panel ended with a discussion on factors to be considered in the operation and management of a healthcare entity.
The seminar was attended by over 40 individuals including directors, partners, heads of departments, and senior managers from government and companies in the healthcare, food and beverage, technology, professional services, construction, and design/build industries.