Abu Dhabi needs to double number of doctors

01 June 2010

A report by the Health Authority-Abu Dhabi (HAAD) has revealed that the number of doctors and nurses in the emirate needs to double over the next decade to cope with an ageing and rapidly expanding population, The National has reported. The capital is estimated to require up to 102% more doctors, from the current 5,300 to as many as 10,700. The number of nurses will need to rise by as much as 101%, from 6,900 to 13,900, according to the report. The report also pointed to shortfalls in fields including paediatrics, gynaecology and orthopaedics.

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