Long-term Care Facility for Chronic Ventilated and non-ventilated patients
The UAE population is multiethnic and is characterized by large family size, advanced maternal and paternal age and high levels of inbreeding with a consanguinity rate of 50%. These characteristics have driven a high frequency of genetic disorders, particularly autosomal recessive types. According to the UAE Ministry of Health Statistics of 2000, genetic disorders are the fourth highest cause of death in the UAE. In addition, the UAE is currently ranked sixth out of 193 countries in terms of prevalence of birth defects, mainly due to genetic causes. More than 270 genetic diseases have been reported in the UAE population, among which 60% are of the autosomal recessive type. Services for the prevention and control of genetic disorders are still not well developed and are restricted by certain cultural, legal and religious limitations
I would establish a Long-term Care facility for chronic ventilated/ non ventilated patients in the community.
The impact of this is reduce access to ICU or general Hospital beds for acute care patients, and costing the government billions of dirhams every month, to care for them or send them abroad for rehabilitation.
This long-term care facility will have 48 beds at a cost of 10 000AED per patients per day.
The positive impact would be:
* Access for acute care
* Caring for these patients in a “home” environment
* Offering Rehab with occupational therapy, physio therapy nursing, medical staff etc.
* Reducing cost of sending patients abroad
* Monthly revenue for such a facility around 17,280,000 million a year