Ras Al Khaimah 2017 | HEALTH & EDUCATION | COLUMN

TBY talks to Mohammed bin Rashed, Director, Saqr Hospital, on the sector.

Mohammed bin Rashed

What is your strategic plan for the hospital?

Our plan is to increase our manpower as some staff have resigned to work in the private sector. My aim is to run our services at a higher-quality level. In line with the UAE government's program, we seek to implement a plan to ensure we have good staff in our hospitals to attend to our patients and are on the right track with this. We also plan to work on maintenance of our hospitals and are in talks with the Ministry of Public Works in this regard. Our hospitals are in need of maintenance; without good facilities we cannot satisfy the needs of our patients.

What can be done in Ras Al Khaimah to develop more human capital for hospitals and the healthcare sector in general?

In general, staff seek more incentives and we need to provide these, such as promotions for doctors, nurses, and technicians. The Ministry of Health faces the issue of a lack of incentives. Opportunities in the private sector are wide open. Therefore, we seek to satisfy our staff in terms of providing a good environment in hospitals and promoting our staff as positions become available.