The firm now operates two medical facilities overall with a third set to open in 2024
The Transguard Group has just inaugurated a new 270sqm medical facility within its largest accommodation facility, Jebel Ali 7 residence.
The 10-bed clinic is open from 7am to 9:30pm and is said to be staffed by male and female medical professionals who speak a variety of languages, including English, Hindi, Tamil, Nepalese, Arabic, Urdu and more. The new clinic is said to include an x-ray room, pharmacy and other dedicated specialist spaces.
The official opening of the clinic was celebrated by Saeed al Marzouqi, Acting Managing Director, Transguard Group; Salim AlMaary, Chief Executive Officer, Salubrity Valley Clinic and Pharmacy; Dr Marwan Al Mulla, CEO of the Health Regulation Sector, Dubai Health Authority; Faris Mohammed AlMaazmi, Director, Clinical Audit and Control Department, Dubai Health Authority.
In July 2022, the group said it had secured over $68mn in facilities management contracts.
“Jebel Ali is home to a large percentage of our site-based colleagues and providing convenient medical care, where and when they need it, has long been a priority. This new clinic allows us to bring another convenient medical point of care directly to our staff, which allows us an immediate opportunity to meet their needs,” commented Al Marzouqi.
In addition to basic medical assessments and other tests, the in-house medical facilities at this location include a long-term care facility for more serious conditions and illnesses. A regular shuttle bus between Transguard’s Jebel Ali accommodations also provides free transportation to and from both clinics, the firm explained. The company noted that it opened its first primary care clinic in March 2021.
Together, the two clinics provide preliminary medical care for more than 21,000 Transguard staff living in and around the Jebel Ali area. A third clinic in Sonapur is currently under construction and is expected to open in 2024, the firm remarked.
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