There is a new sick leave policy in Dubai

By Eudore R. Chand

DUBAI 12 December 2019: Dubai Health Authority has proposed several initiatives,  including the unification of health insurance programmes, and update them to include some specific categories.

Other improvement initiatives include update of the general medicines policy, and sick leave policy, for more efficient healthcare services at lower costs, and to reduce unnecessary visits to the doctor.

The aim is to integrate and connect the services of healthcare providers, and promote healthy culture, and adequate transfer of patients.

The Dubai Executive Council approved the initiatives that seek to improve healthcare insurance in Dubai, and simplify government insurance coverage and improve the efficiency of government hospitals.

The meeting was chaired by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council.

Sheikh Hamdan also approved the 2020 agenda of the Executive Council, and of the Strategic Affairs Council, which seeks to implement the leadership’s vision for excellence through a number of programmes and initiatives. This includes 30 topics including housing for Emiratis, regulate and review school transportation in Dubai to reduce the burden on parents, in addition, to qualify and train government human resources among others.

Dubai Gazette