Shaikh Mohammed endorses setting up of medical board

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Shaikh Mohammed endorses setting up of medical board

Shaikh Mohammed says all the proposals adopted during the recent UAE brainstorming sessions have become part of the Cabinet agenda.

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Published: Tue 18 Mar 2014, 1:33 AM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 5:38 PM

The Cabinet has endorsed setting up of the UAE National Institute for Medical Specialisations (UAE Medical Board) to develop and upgrade the health sector in the UAE.

His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has said the UAE government takes interest in all proposals from the fields or public.

He added that all the proposals adopted during the recent UAE brainstorming sessions have become part of the Cabinet agenda, adding that the government agencies started to implement all the proposals, following the Cabinet retreat. He cited that the proposal for developing the UAE Medical Board was suggested in the field and endorsed on Sunday by the Cabinet to upgrade medical cadres through continuous training in cooperation with the national and international educational institutions.

The remarks were made during the Cabinet session held at the Presidential Palace. The session was attended by Shaikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.

The Cabinet also approved the restructure of the UAE University and Zayed University’s Board of Directors.

Shaikh Mohammad said that the next priority for the boards of both universities will be to raise their level globally, strengthen their academic role and develop future research and studies that benefit the community.

The Emirates University Board of Directors is chaired by Shaikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and the membership of Mohammad Abdullah Al Gargawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and other senior officials. The cabinet also approved the restructuring of the Zayed University Board to be chaired by Shaikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister of Development and International Cooperation, and the membership of other senior officials.

The Cabinet approved a federal law on food safety. Shaikh Mohammed said: “Our objective and vision in the UAE, which we announced previously, is the development of a healthy society in a safe environment.”

The safety of the community, he continued, also comes from the quality of its food; the government in cooperation with the local authorities will work to tighten control procedures and raise the level of food safety through this comprehensive federal project.

The Cabinet also approved the regulation and specifications of the UAE’s flag, used within and outside the country.

It endorsed the federal government’s purchasing guide prepared by the Ministry of Finance in cooperation with other departments. It also adopted the final accounts of the Federal Council of Demographics for the fiscal year ending 2012. The final account of the Zakat Fund for the financial year ending 2012 was also endorsed.

Regarding the international agreements, the Cabinet endorsed the TIFA trade investment framework agreement signed between GCC countries and the US. The deal aims to promote cooperation and joint action to strengthen and enhance economic relations between the two sides, especially in the field of trade and industry investment.

The cabinet also approved the establishment of the regional branch of the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation in Dubai, one of the most important institutions of the Islamic Development Bank.

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