His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) said the “Fifty-Year Charter” is a visionary document and an ambitious strategy that will surely guide the people of Dubai towards more prosperity and happiness. He added that the DHA will spare no effort in achieving the objectives of the charter’s fifth article.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, published a pledge on Sunday containing nine articles that aim to develop the quality of life and guarantee a better future for generations to come. H.H. Sheikh Mohammed named the document the “Fifty-Year Charter”, after his 50th anniversary of starting his first mission in serving his homeland and people.
Article 5 of the charter aims to provide medical consultations 24/7 by hundreds of thousands of doctors, specialists and consultants from around the world through smart government applications. It aims to change the traditional medical system and bring doctors closer to patients, heighten awareness and to utilise the best minds in the medical field to provide high-quality, convenience patient-centric care.
Commenting on the charter’s fifth article titled, “A doctor for every citizen” Al Qutami said “The government of Dubai spares no effort in developing its health sector. DHA continuously works on investing its resources and capabilities in the best way possible to achieve international competitiveness globally and to provide a unique treatment environment to its citizens and medical tourists.” He added that the fifth article will act as a performance indicator for the authority to truly measure the operational efficiency of hospitals, primary healthcare centres, specialised centres and clinics in Dubai.
He revealed that the DHA is working on developing the infrastructure of its medical facilities , it is also working on acquiring the best technology and smart solutions in AI, Blockchain technology and 3D printing (to name a few) to provide the best services in line with the authority’s plan to develop the health sector in Dubai. Al Qutami said the DHA has made significant progress in adopting telemedicine technology across its medical facilities and will continue to do so in order to achieve the charter’s goals.
The DHA is working on utilizing technologies in prevention, diagnosis and treatment to manage data, information and medical reports according to the highest degree of accuracy and confidentiality. He pointed out that the DHA’s focus is on serving the community and its members, providing them with all means of care and comfort. Several DHA healthcare facilities have successfully obtained international accreditations from international accrediting bodies. He added that Salama – the unified electronic medical record system- is one of the Authority’s most important projects that has been successfully implemented across DHA hospitals. Salama is a DHA-wide project that provides patients and doctors with access to medical records through a patient portal and ensures that the electronic patient medical record is available across the DHA health facilities.