DUBAI, May 3, 2023 (WAM). The Taqdeer Award was held under the patronage H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of The Executive Council) and the Dubai Health Authority have launched a massive campaign to detect preventable diseases early. The campaign targets 900 employees in over 100 companies that received the award during its previous cycle.
The three-stage initiative will take place at the Permanent Committee for Labour Affairs headquarters in Dubai until the 17th of May 2023. It will include different medical specialisations.
Major-General Obaid Muhair bin Surour is the Deputy Director General of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs of Dubai, Chairman of Permanent Committee for Labour Affairs of Dubai and Chairman of Taqdeer Award. He said: “This initiative fits within our plans to promote health awareness and early detection among workers to preserve their safety and health. We stress the importance of improving the health of workers and promoting a preventive health culture to improve the quality of life of them and their family.
He praised Dubai Health Authority for its medical and technical assistance in the success of this initiative. The initiative provides doctors and nurse to perform medical examinations for more than 900 employees of various ages and categories. The medical examinations allow workers to determine their health status and choose the appropriate examinations, treatments and procedures in the event of any symptoms.
Dr. Ramadan Al Balushi of the Public Health Protection Department of the Dubai Health Authority stressed the importance early detection and awareness of diseases in the workforce, prevention, reduction of risks and maintaining health and safety.
He thanked all the organisations that participated in the campaign for their cooperation, which enhanced the DHA’s efforts and contributed towards its vision of creating a happier and healthier society. He emphasized its commitment to such health campaigns and programmes that detect diseases early.
Today, the first phase of activities will begin, covering 300 workers. The DHA medical team will conduct preliminary checks on diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol and eye and dental health, as well as examinations for vision and eyesight. The second phase will begin on the 11th of May and the final phase on 17th, covering over 600 workers.