Dubai has won another global feather in its cap as International Hospital Federation recognized the efforts of DHA for its fight against COVID-19.
Dubai , Dubai
27 December 2020, 12:00 AM
31 December 2020, 12:00 AM
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 by an international review committee consisting of 16 experts from the health-care industry. This international recognition once again pays tribute the exemplary steps taken by the UAE authorities to combat the pandemic.
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.
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).
Under the Dubai Shield Programme, DHA successfully increased the city’s testing capacity to 80,000 tests per day.
The DHA also paid particular attention to ensure that critical care services were not interrupted. It helped hospitals shift smoothly to telemedicine where applicable, but essential services continued to be provided on-site.