Dubai, UAE: His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) inaugurated the 10th Emirates Otorhinolaryngology Audiology and Communication Disorders Congress 2020.
The congress is taking place from January 15-17, 2020, at the Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City.
During his opening speech, Al Qutami stressed that the DHA is constantly working to develop its ENT prevention and diagnosis services by staying up-to-date with the latest practices and equipping doctors with the latest tools and technology that enables them to combat and prevent ENT diseases.
He added that the DHA aims to provide its medical facilities with the best medical staff and the latest equipment. It also aims to raise awareness among the community about ENT diseases and how to prevent them.
Dr. Hussain Abdulrahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for Centers and Health Clinics at the Ministry of Health and Congress President said that the congress aims to provide attendees with a platform to share experiences and discuss breakthroughs in various specialist fields.
He said that it also features keynote lectures, round table discussions, instructional courses, video sessions and abstract sessions covering a wide array of topics related to the latest technologies and techniques in the field of ENT.
The 2020 congress will also have several live surgical pre-congress workshops on state of the art anatomical specimens.
After the main session, Al Qutami inaugurated the congress’s accompanying exhibition, which featured 30 leading companies worldwide from the UAE and abroad.
About the Dubai Health Authority:
The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) was created, in June 2007, by Law 13 issued by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, with an expanded vision to include strategic oversight for the complete health sector in Dubai and enhance private sector engagement.
Prior to the establishment of the DHA, the Department of Health and Medical Services, which was established in 1973, was the functioning authority that almost exclusively focused on health service delivery.
In May 2018, H.H Sheikh Mohammed, issued Law No. (6) of 2018 of the DHA. The new Law further enables the DHA to achieve its objectives including regulating medical services in Dubai, enhancing competiveness and transparency, improving medical services and products based on international best practices and achieving the sector’s objectives according to approved strategic plans.
H.H Sheikh Mohammed also issued Decree No. 17 of 2018 establishing subsidiaries of the DHA: the Dubai Healthcare Corporation and Dubai Health Insurance Corporation to further enhance healthcare services in Dubai and enable DHA to fulfil its responsibilities and obligations.
Three new strategic sectors were also added as part of the decree; they include Strategy and Corporate Development, Health Regulation, and Shared Support Services.
In addition to overseeing the health sector for the Emirate of Dubai, the DHA also focuses on providing services through DHA healthcare facilities including Latifa, Dubai, Rashid and Hatta Hospitals, its 12 primary healthcare centres, 17 medical fitness centres and its 6 specialty centres.
For more information, visit DHA’s website: www.dha.gov.ae
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