Ramadan 2015: Fujairah launches hotline

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Ramadan 2015: Fujairah launches hotline

The food control and health unit at the public health section had completed inspecting 40 establishments whose licences expire during the holy month of Ramadan.

By Salah Al Deberky/staff Reporter

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Published: Thu 28 May 2015, 1:21 PM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 11:22 PM

Fujairah - Fujairah Municipality has launched a hotline service to reply to queries of customers regarding health conditions, initial approvals and permits issued by the public health section. The service dubbed ‘Ghali Alina’ Arabic for “you are dear to us”,  is a special app available round the clock, and is accessible by logging on to the portal of the emirate’s civic service authority.

The food control and health unit at the public health section had completed inspecting 40 establishments whose licences expire during the holy month of Ramadan.

“The unit had charted out a plan to inspect these establishments and to make online renewal of licences easy,” said Fatima Al Makssah, head of public health section.

Al Makssah said the food control and health unit had last month launched as many as 270 inspection visits on a number of food outlets and other establishments to ensure to what extent they are committed to the health sections and that the trade licenses are valid.

The unit last month launched as many as 270 inspection visits  in the emirate of Fujairah and the adjoining areas in Massafi, Al Aqeer, and Al Taween, which resulted  in issuing 48 tickets and serving 64 warnings. Two establishments were shut down for continuing the violation and not adhering to the specified health conditions.

A total of 2,110 food and 285 stores were inspected she said, adding that 761 health cards were issued, 135 medical transfers were made and 12 samples of food items were sent to the food control centre for lab tests. As many as 29 food refrigerated trucks were licensed, nine health certificates were issued, and 235 expired  professional and food licences were issued and renewed. - salah@khaleejtimes.com



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