Focus on research and development, Mohammed tells DHA officials
Shaikh Mohammed receives Dubai Health Authority management and staff, offers unlimited support.
Dubai - His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, met the Chairman, board members and medical, technical and administrative staff of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) at Zabeel Palace on Tuesday evening.
During the audience, attended by Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and Shaikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Shaikh Mohammed exchanged greetings with the DHA management and staff on the occasion of the last 10 days of the holy month of Ramadan.
Shaikh Mohammed emphasised the importance of focusing on research and development as a means to upgrade the quality of DHA hospitals and the need to discover appropriate treatment for so far incurable diseases and improving healthcare levels, especially for patients with chronic diseases.
He directed DHA Chairman Humaid bin Mohammed Al Qattami to provide adequate training to the Emirati healthcare staff at the authority’s hospitals and to adopt proper succession plans to build a new generation of specialists.
Shaikh Mohammed also highlighted the necessity to inculcate the culture of early detection of diseases and to spread awareness among the community on the impact of early and positive approach in curing and managing chronic diseases.
He underlined the efficiency of the DHA’s staff and expressed his unlimited support to developing such staff according to international standards.
“We focus on people’s safety, health and staying abreast of the latest techniques in medical and healthcare fields which are crucial to our development process and for building a modern and robust nation,” he added.
Al Qattami thanked Shaikh Mohammed for his continuous support to the DHA and to its development strategy.
Present were Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation; Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gargawi, Minister for Cabinet Affairs; Khalifa Saeed Sulaiman, Director-General of Dubai Protocol and Hospitality Department; hospital directors; doctors and DHA officials.
Shaikh Mohammed hosted an iftar banquet for the guests.