KUWAIT: Health Assurance Hospitals Company (DHAMAN), announced the appointment of Farah Al-Shaikh as Corporate Director – Supply Chain Management, adding that her appointment comes within the company’s strategy, which aims to strengthen its leadership to contribute to the growth, prosperity and development of company’s business during the next phase and within the framework of completing the operation of the DHAMAN network in the coming months.
Al-Shaikh’s appointment also reflects the company’s initiatives and insightful vision in strengthening its human resources with leadership competencies. In line with the company’s strategy to attract successful leaders, Al-Shaikh, who has degrees in both business and finance, comes with 13 years of local and regional experience in the field of procurement and supply.
Farah Al-Shaikh said, “I am pleased to join DHAMAN, at this critical period, as we will focus in the next stage on completing preparations for the opening of DHAMAN hospitals. The Supply Chain Management will play an important and essential role in qualifying companies and contracting with them on services and equipment needed to operate hospitals.
We are now in the process of finalizing contracts with a number of major companies to provide pharmaceutical medication, supply and distribution, medical consumables, radiology and support service contracts such as Housekeeping and nutrition services, housing and transportation for medical staff, in addition to the latest laboratory and medical equipment”.
DHAMAN will work within the framework of an integrated system of health maintenance organization (HMO), which will be implemented for the first time in the Middle East, where – the system focuses on providing preventive healthcare and community health awareness programs, encourages preventive health initiatives through health assurance plans and develops a number of primary healthcare centers and hospitals.
The company continues to develop its projects, which include three hospitals and 12 primary healthcare centers and is currently receiving patients in the centers of Hawally, Dhajeej, Farwaniya and Jahra, within its commercial operations, as an initial and preparatory stage for achieving the main objective and purpose of the company in coordination with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and concerned authorities.
DHAMAN is scheduled to open Jahra and Ahmadi Hospital at the end of this year, where it will provide health assurance services to over 1.8 million beneficiaries of expatriates working in the private sector and their families, as stipulated by law, in addition to special services for those not covered by the law.