National healthcare workers to get harsh conditions allowance

DUBAI - UAE national healthcare workers working under harsh conditions or in hazardous environments at Dubai Government medical facilities are to be paid compensation, according to an order issued by Qassim Sultan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Dubai Department of Health and Medical Services (Dohms).

By Hani M Bathish

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Published: Mon 23 Aug 2004, 9:29 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 1:20 PM

The order covers all UAE nationals employed in support medical professions at the Dohms and specifies a salary increase of 30 per cent of an employee’s basic salary, so long as the increase does not exceed Dh3,000, according to Administrative Order No. 47 for 2004 issued by Mr Sultan.

The requirements for receiving the compensation include being a UAE national working in one of the following specialities: Pharmacy, radiology, physiotherapy, lab technician, nuclear medicine, optics and auditory technicians, anaesthesiology, dentistry, ambulance paramedics, sterilisations, endoscopy. Other requirements include working full time under harsh conditions or in a dangerous work environment.

In a separate administrative order, No. 46 for 2004, the Dohms will provide all UAE nationals working in support medical professions at the department a salary increase of 30 per cent of an employee’s basic salary, as long as the increase does not exceed Dh3,000.

The requirements for receiving this increase are that the employee should be a UAE national and to have earned a college degree or technical diploma or any other equivalent degree duly authenticated, that allows that employee to work in the following professions: Pharmacy, radiology, physiotherapy, laboratory, nuclear medicine, optics and auditory speciality, anaesthesia, dentistry, endoscopy, ambulance paramedics and sterilisation.


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