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Aug 11, 2020
August 11, 2020
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, opened a medical research centre in the emirate on Tuesday.
The Mohammed bin Rashid Medical Research Institute was built at a cost of Dh300 million and will study communicable diseases in the country, in addition to Covid-19.
"We need medical research centres that correspond with the nature of society in our country," said Sheikh Mohammed, who toured the centre on Tuesday.
He said medical research was necessary to have a healthy society and "a guarantee for the sustainable development of our country".
The centre will study diabetes, obesity, heart and kidney disease, different types of cancers and mental health. It will also look into genetic diseases that are common in the UAE and explore preventive measures.
Sheikh Mohammed said the centre was another example of the revival and resumption of Arab scientific excellence seen throughout the region's history.
Updated: August 11, 2020 01:54 PM
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