| . DOTmed::Language=HASH(0x5602341cc448)->translator()->translate(text=>'An Interview with') .qq| Jose Espinosa
of DOTmed.com, Inc.
| August 12, 2013
DOTmed: Please outline the scope of this project.
Expansion plans to increase the capacity of the Trauma Centre at Rashid Hospital in Dubai are under way, said a senior official from the Dubai Health Authority.
During a visit to the Trauma and Emergency Centre (RHTC) on the first day of Eid Al Fitr, Engineer Eisa Al Maidour, director-general of DHA spoke of much-needed expansion plans yesterday.
The expansion is in line with the master plan, part of the Health Strategy 2013-2015 laid out by the DHA. The strategy has short-term, medium and long-term goals to manage current and future health-care demands from nationals and residents as well as medical tourists.
According to the DHA, the Centre is one of the most reputable emergency medical centres in the Gulf region. It handles trauma and poly trauma cases of patients in road accidents, fall and injuries, among others. The Centre also works with the UAE disaster management committee.
The expansion will add 160 beds and 116 treatment rooms. It will be implemented along the concept of pre-engineered buildings, which means that walls will be manufactured in advance and installed directly on-site.
In the meantime, the trauma centre will continue to function as usual.
DOTmed: What does the timeline to completion look like?
The expansion, which will be carried out over the next two years.