• Health

    OBG reviews the government and private health sectors highlighting opportunities for international medical providers to enter local markets. Overall spending, ratios of medical staff, facilities per capita and project spending plans are analysed. Health tourism also comes under scrutiny where relevant.
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Qatar is fast-tracking the construction of a number of new hospitals and clinics as part of efforts to keep up with demand and establish the country as a regional and global leader in health care.

 

What is being done to ensure that health care infrastructure keeps pace with population growth?

 

Through a healthy stream of public investment and support, modern facilities and an innovative medical technology (medtech) segment, Qatar has established itself as a global leader for health care. In the 2019 Legatum Prosperity Index produced by the Legatum Institute, a UK-based think tank, Qatar ranked 48th out of 167 countries for health,...

Chapter | Health from The Report: Qatar 2020

The development of new facilities is set to continue in the coming years, with a raft of new hospitals and clinics under way across the country in order to meet growing demand for medical services. Another key focus in 2020 will be on the government’s ongoing plans for a national health insurance scheme. The role that this new law envisions for private sector operators will be a determinant of...

Qatar has demonstrated considerable resilience in recent years, successfully developing new homegrown industries while at the same time strengthening its global ties. Although Covid-19 has introduced significant economic uncertainties in 2020, a rapid response from Qatar's authorities to curb the effects of the virus should stand the nation's economy in good stead over the medium and long term.

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