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DHA to launch medical facilities at Expo 2020

DUBAI, October 10, 2018

Dubai Health Authority (DHA), an official supporter of Expo 2020 Dubai, said it will set up medical facilities at the Expo to ensure the health and safety of the event, which is likely to attract around 25 million visits from 180 countries.

The announcement was made following the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the DHA and Expo 2020 Dubai today (October 10) in the presence of Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and director general Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau and Humaid Al Qutami, director general of DHA.

The DHA and Expo 2020 Dubai signed the MoU to launch the first emergency centre that will cater to patients during the construction phase. The other three centres will be set up at a later stage to cater to the surge in the number of visitors.

Dr Ahmed Ibrahim Bin Kalban, CEO of Specialised Healthcare Services Sector at the DHA and Najeeb Mohammed Al-Ali, executive director of the Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau signed the MoU.

Al Hashimy said: “Health and safety are important priorities for Expo 2020 Dubai, and this collaboration will play a key role in further enhancing our efforts as the pace of our preparations continue to accelerate. We are very pleased to be working with the Dubai Health Authority in delivering a world class event where innovation and creativity can flourish, enabling us to easily deliver Expo’s message to the whole world.”

Al Qutami said hosting an event of this magnitude is a testimony of the capabilities of the UAE, as it represents the strong and positive role this country has in the international arena and reaffirms that it has all the capabilities needed to succeed in hosting such an international event.

Al Qutami said the DHA recognises the importance of Expo 2020 Dubai and is keen to fulfil its role of providing a safe and healthy environment before, during and after the Expo, therefore it has formed a specialised committee responsible for ensuring the preparedness of these medical centres.

He said that the DHA has put in place a strategy that connects all medical networks with one another using smart systems and added that the DHA has started implementing advanced training programmes to strengthen the capabilities of its medical teams and technical support staff to prepare and respond to any emergency promptly.

Al Qutami emphasised that the medical facilities provided by the DHA for the Expo 2020 Dubai site are equipped with state-of-the-art technology. – TradeArabia News Service

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