Police offer service for the elderly at their homes

Dubai - The needy should call 901 to ask for the service called Awnak for the elderly and special needs people


Amira Agarib

Published: Wed 5 Jul 2017, 10:57 PM

Last updated: Thu 6 Jul 2017, 12:58 AM

The Rashidiya Police Station has launched an initiative named Awnak to offer services to the elderly and special needs people at their home.
The initiative started as per the instructions of Major-General Abdulla Khalifa Al Merri, Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police and aims at providing services to elderly and special needs without the need for them to visit police stations.
Brigadier Saeed Hamed bin Suliman, director of Rashidiya Police Station, said that the needy should call 901 to ask for the service. The police had been carrying out the service on an experimental basis for last few weeks, which proved a success, he added.
The initiative complements the announcement made by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, to turn Dubai into a special needs people friendly city by 2020 and to provide all kinds of services to the elderly.
The police have gathered data about elderly people and gave their addresses to police patrols so that they can easily go to the locations to complete transactions.

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