Dubai Health Authority receives international recognition for Covid-19 response
Saturday, 12 26 2020, Category: Health, Country: U.A.E
The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has been recognised at the International Hospital Federation’s Beyond the Call of Duty for COVID-19 Programme for its COVID-19 response action plan along with over 100 hospitals from 28 countries.
DHA received the recognition badge after a thorough review of an international review committee consisting of 16 industry experts from the healthcare industry.
The DHA’s Dubai Shield Programme was recognised at the Beyond the Call of Duty for COVID-19 Programme for proactively responding with outstanding and innovative actions in facing the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, DHA’s hospitals – Rashid and Latifa Hospital for Women and Children were recognised for their outstanding COVID-19 response action plan.
DHA and some private hospitals including Al Zahra, Aster Hospitals and Pharmacies, Medcare, Medcare Women and Children Hospital received the recognition by IHF under the Beyond the Call of Duty for COVID-19 Programme.
The DHA’s Dubai Shield Programme was a proactive and swift measure implemented as early as January 2020 to swing into quick action to increase capacity, minimise the community spread of COVID-19, maximise testing capacity, chalk-out and procure timely medicines and all needed medical equipment in mass quantities and strategize in terms of isolation facilities and procedures.
Dr Fatma Alsharaf, Director of the Corporate Quality and Excellence Department at the DHA said that DHA laid the groundwork for an aggressive system to fight the virus as early as January 2020 and it formulated its pioneering Dubai Shield Programme (DSP).
Source: Emirates News Agency