Kuwait Ministry of Health explores collaboration with Dubai’s first dedicated inpatient eye hospital
Barraquer UAE Eye Hospital is the first dedicated inpatient ophthalmology facility in Dubai
— Dr. Muhsen Samaan, Medical Director of Barraquer UAE Eye Hospital
• Patients in the GCC region do not need to travel abroad for advanced eye care
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2022: A high-level delegation from the Ministry of Health of Kuwait visited Dubai to lay the groundwork for Kuwait’s ophthalmology patients to benefit from world-class ophthalmology treatment at the Barraquer UAE eye hospital in Dubai Healthcare City.
Representing the first international facility of the world’s leading eye hospital Barraquer Ophthalmology Center, Barcelona, Spain, Barraquer UAE Eye Hospital is also the first dedicated inpatient eye hospital in Dubai.
Spread over 5 floors and 13,000m2 in Al Jaddaf, the 30-bed ophthalmology facility and its eight medical specialists – all from Barraquer Ophthalmology Center in Barcelona – strictly adhere to the revered heritage of Barraquer Spain for 80 years to provide the highest quality eye care through compassion, innovation, knowledge and employee empowerment, to patients around the world.
The Kuwait Ministry of Health’s initiative to bring patients from Kuwait for specialized eye care at Barraquer UAE Eye Hospital builds on a broader vision by UAE leaders to improve medical tourism in the country . This visit will help establish a stronger health care base between Kuwait – UAE and in the GCC region. Patients residing, especially, in GCC member countries do not need to travel abroad for advanced eye care.
During their visit, they visited the hospital and met the medical team as well as the management team. Ideas for future collaboration were also discussed. The two entities, Kuwait Ministry of Health and Barraquer Eye Hospital, discussed together and concluded that the provision of quality eye care and the health of the patient has and always will be of paramount importance.
Welcoming the decision of the Ministry of Health of Kuwait to partner with Barraquer UAE Eye Hospital, Dr. Muhsen Samaan, Medical Director of Barraquer UAE Eye Hospital said: medical procedures related to the eyes and supported by state-of-the-art technology, Barraquer UAE Eye Hospital is uniquely capable of handling patients’ most complex eye cases.
“The Barraquer UAE Eye Hospital is also honored to support the initiative of the leaders of the United Arab Emirates to provide comprehensive, high-quality, socially effective and efficient medical services to citizens, residents and visitors, while ensuring the that the UAE will become the center of ophthalmology in the region,” added Dr. Samaan.
Welcoming the prospects of collaboration with Barraquer UAE Eye Hospital, Dr. Yaqoob Al-Tammar, Deputy Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health for External Services Affairs, Kuwait, said: “It is fortunate that the hospital Barraquer UAE Eye Clinic can provide patients in Kuwait with tailored eye care in the same region, eliminating the need for them and their families to travel overseas for the treatment they need, whether for cases simple or complex cases such as corneal transplant, retinal detachment, etc.
There are a wide variety of eye diseases prevalent in the region, including cataracts, glaucoma, and refractive errors, to name a few. This has a direct impact on global growth figures.
Notes for editors:
About Barraquer Eye Hospital UAE: Barraquer Eye Hospital UAE is the first flagship hospital of Barraquer Eye Center in Barcelona, Spain and is one of the world’s leading hospitals providing quality eye care for 80 years. Barraquer Eye Hospital is the first comprehensive eye care hospital (inpatient and outpatient) in Dubai. It is located in Dubai Healthcare City II, Al Jaddaf, spanning 13,000 m2, with 30 beds, and can cater for over 90 eye health related conditions.
Barraquer firmly believes in the expertise of its world-class physicians who combine with cutting-edge technology to bring the best patient care. All ophthalmologists at Barraquer Eye Hospital UAE hail from Barraquer, Spain to ensure that the quality of care at Barraquer is not compromised and only the best is served to patients. To find out more click on: www.barraquer.com/en-uae
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