Concept Media to produce first medical directory for Dubai Department of Health and Medical Services [DOHMS]
Concept Media Publishing has been appointed by the Dubai Department of Health and Medical Services [DOHMS] to produce the first directory of medical services in the emirate. To be released in 2006, the first edition of the DOHMS directory will provide users a comprehensive database and facility overview of medical service providers available in Dubai.
According to AbdulRahman Belsalah, Director, Specifications & Licensing Dept., “The introduction of the DOHMS directory is another step towards our ongoing commitment to promote a healthy environment that ensures the well-being of the people of UAE. This directory is intended not only for those seeking medical aid, but also for those supporting the medical infrastructure in Dubai and the UAE.
“Our focus is to provide international standards, preventive, curative and modern health services to the community by utilising the best technology and human resources. With the DOHMS Directory, we reaffirm our responsibility towards providing reliable and accurate information on every aspect of the medical fraternity to the people in this country,” he said.
The directory will provide direct access to approximately 5,000 medical services providers that are registered with DOHMS, including 1,200 clinics and hospitals in the public and private sectors. In the alphabetical and classified sections, the directory will list practitioners, doctors, polyclinics, speciality clinics, pharmacies, hospitals, laboratories, medical equipment suppliers, medical service providers and companies engaged in work for the medical sector.
The profile section will feature full-page descriptions of medical companies, specific medicines and even medical practitioners. In order to assist users, the hardbound volume will include a maps section to highlight locations of prominent hospitals, pharmacies, clinics and other medical institutions.
Aldrin Fernandes, CEO, Concept Group, expressed the company’s appreciation of DOHMS’ initiative and support of the venture. “In today’s fast-paced world, quick and easy access to information is something we come to expect. This initiative fills a void and will become a valuable resource for business firms and residents of Dubai in addition to those seeking medical services abroad.”
DOHMS directory will be distributed across the GCC region through local distribution partners and promoted through various marketing channels. The directory will also be produced as a CD-ROM and distributed regionally. It will also become available online with the launch of the DOHMS directory website, which is expected to take place in the latter half of 2006.
About Concept Media
Concept Media is a leading media provider of outdoor advertising and publishing solutions. They represents Singapore-based Asian Oil & Gas and US-based Offshore Engineer in the Middle East and their other leading publications include Invest and Live in Dubai, Challenge, and RetailME, the first B2B retail journal for this region in collaboration with the UK’s second largest publishing house EMAP plc.
Concept Media are the exclusive media concessionaires of Dubai Municipality buses and have also introduced other innovative medium for outdoor advertising in the UAE including, Spectaculars, Projections, Air Frames, Wallscapes and many others.
Based in Dubai Media City, Concept Media belongs to the Concept Group which offers comprehensive and integrated marketing communications through its associate companies; Concept Today, Concept PR, Concept Events, Concept Direct and Concept Media.