The Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) in Abu Dhabi and Tawam Hospital in Al Ain have announced the acceptance of wider range of medical insurance covers. According to a statement issued by the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the expansion of accepted health insurance covers will help both Emiratis and expatriates to access needed treatment provided by the two facilities.
A 531-bed acute-care hospital, SKMC provides complete medical and surgical services to patients across the 16 outpatient clinics. The hospital also provide speciality services such as dentistry, neurology, emergency medicine, dermatology and critical care along with renowned paediatric centre of excellence.
SKMC has provided necessary treatment to more than 525,648 patients of all ages from across the UAE between the year 2019 and 2021.
Furthermore, Tawam Hospital offers relevant care in anaesthesiology, emergency medicine, general medicine, oncology, paediatrics, critical care management, obstetrics and gynaecology, radiology, surgery, dentistry among other areas. The 531-bed hospital has treated more than 744,833 patients between 2019 and 2021. The hospital is equipped with 48 emergency beds, nine operating rooms and 81 specialised clinics. In addition, it has a specialised Oncology Centre to provide cancer treatment to patients. Tawam's Oncology Centre is the national cancer treatment centre in the UAE.
‘Centres of excellence’
Speaking about the development, Dr Safa Al Mustafa, acting chief executive officer at the SKMC, affirmed that it is a positive move in the ongoing efforts to deliver exceptional healthcare for both Emirati and expat residents in Abu Dhabi.
"This announcement means that our SKMC’s centres of excellence, such as our specialist and world-class paediatrics services, will be available to more insurance types. In addition to strengthening Seha’s integrated health-care model, it will broaden health-care access to both adults and children across the emirate,” Dr Al Mustafa added.
Saeed Kuwaiti, chief executive officer at Tawam Hospital, welcomed the decision to allow Tawam Hospital to accept other range of insured patients. He stated that it will ensure the expansion of access to SEHA's world-class services, such as Tawam Hospital’s Oncology Center, to more patients from across the country.
"This announcement will help us in our mission to continue to elevate health care for all and cater to the needs of all patients,” Kuwaiti added.