Monday, June 6, 2011

Anti-tobacco law approval by cabinet soon

Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali, UAE Minister of Health, and Chairman of the Health Council, emphasised that the council continues to study and examine the required recommendations to raise the health services in the UAE and achieve the strategic national goals and objectives.

"The council has lately examined the recommendations to develop medical practices, serve the ambitions of the medical staff and health services providers and care for the patients of all public and private health facilities in the UAE", said the minister while chairing the Health Council meeting in Dubai.

The meeting made the final review the anti-tobacco executive by law of the federal decision No. (15) of 2009 and decided to present it to the cabinet for approval.

The council also discussed the health survey for the emirate of Dubai and the unification of the medical staff licensing system in addition to the project of the health research handbook.

The Minister stressed the importance of speeding up the unified system for medical licensing to begin with doctors and followed by the licensing of other establishments and resources.

Another meeting will be held soon with representation from the health authorities in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

The health council also approved the health research handbook to be printed and distributed to all the competent authorities and organizations as a guideline to determine researches and statistics in the healthcare field in the UAE.

Dr. Salem Al Darmaki, Acting Undersecretary of the Ministry of health and member of the health council, said that the council has conducted several studies which led to a number of ministerial and cabinet decisions about certain health programs and projects.