Pharmacy Playing a Role in Abu Dhabi's Healthcare Growth!

Contributed by Anshuman Kukreti, 21 October, 2015

Being the federal capital of the UAE, it's quite understandable that Abu Dhabi has all it takes to entice a talent-laden professional from any corner of the world. Talk about reasons and the economy of the emirate will show you growth on every possible front. Sharing borders with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, it has been an active participant enabling harmonious trade relations with different countries in the Gulf as well.

Having a population of nearly 2.65 million, healthcare is one of the foremost concerns, when it comes to relocating to this exotic emirate. However, there have been various indicators which show growth of the healthcare in Abu Dhabi, along with substantial developments in ancillary industries like pharmacy as well.

Here's a brief discussion to let you gain a clear insight about the same.

Healthcare Firms Seek to Proliferate

Hospitals might be going on a hiring spree to get the maximum number of skilled medical professionals for the emirate, but different healthcare corporations in the country are looking up to expand as well. This has been quite an aggressive strategy, considering the assets that total around USD 421 million for certain firms functioning here.

Hospitals like NMC Healthcare and Al Noor have been successful in issuing IPOs on the London Stock Exchange, which validates for globalization happening in the Abu Dhabi healthcare, in every sense. In addition to this, the introduction of private health insurance as a necessary mandate has further pushed the revenue and capital investment in the field of private healthcare here.

However, the fact that seems working for private Emirati healthcare firms in Abu Dhabi is the acquisition of facilities, which provide services complimentary to healthcare and fitness. These might include occupational, physical and speech rehabilitation also.

Pharmacy Delivery Becoming a Necessity

While medicines are being readily available, residents have been visibly pushing for fluidity and accessibility when it comes to the Abu Dhabi pharmaceutical industry. Not only this, but it has been made quite assertive that a comprehensive service that enables the on-demand delivery of different medicines and equipment from pharmacies to the customer are also required.

However, there have been some like Modern Urban Pharmacy that offer the same, but again, have been quite low when compared to the number in Dubai. Introduction of such services will not only improve efficiency in operations, but will increase the employment options in this field over here as well.

Is the Practice Transforming?

It goes without saying that pharmacy practice in Abu Dhabi has taken a leap growth, from just being a ‘dispensary function' to adopting a more patient-centric approach. Laying due stress over medication safety and care quality, the advancement in clinical pharmacist knowledge of the field has also added immense to this ongoing process of transformation.

Experts have realized the continuous education and training of different pharmacists in Abu Dhabi as their key focus to promote and develop the field in this part of the UAE.  Going for post-graduate courses and advanced training courses, the speed of information exchange has increased tremendously. It's also said to be benefited from the GCC Pharmaceutical Congress that took place in Dubai, from 5th to 8th October 2015. It helped leaders come forward and discuss the vital innovations and developments that are re-shaping this practice in the entire region.

Surely, this shows the importance and focus that the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry in the emirate are enjoying right now. Avenues for the talented have also increased. It's your will to try a hand and score results that are favorable for career growth.

Author Bio: Anshuman Kukreti is a professional writer and a keen follower of the economy in the Gulf. An engineer by qualification and an artist at heart, he writes on various topics related to employment across the region. Reach him @ LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+.

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