Farid Faraidooni, CCO, du speaking at the launch
Under the patronage and attendance of His Excellency Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim, UAE Minister of Health, launched a new programme “Your Health in Your Hands” that has been prepared by Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company “du” to coincide with Women Health International Week (May 8-14).
His Excellency Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim and Mr. Osman Sultan, CEO of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company “du” launched the programme in the company’s headquarters in the attendance of public figures and health officials.
His Excellency Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim, UAE Minister of Health, said: “The ministry welcomes such important ideas and initiatives that aim to enhance health and achieving awareness among the UAE nationals and residents and benefit from the latest technological applications. The UAE federal government encourages cooperation between societal public and private sectors”.
His Excellency lauded the idea and contents of the initiative reinstating that the new technology delivers health messages and provides useful information for the residents of the UAE as part of the great progress the country witnesses and new innovations. “du” provides exquisite services to the society and plays a great role in the technological development of the UAE by deploying its experiences and services.
His Excellency emphasised that such initiatives enhance and achieve the ministry’s goals and objectives in providing excellent healthcare services through implementing diverse initiatives that concentrate on awareness campaigns to raise the medical and health practices.
His Excellency added that the “Your Health in Your Hands” programme launches smart health solutions and enhance the ministry’s efforts in disseminating healthy lifestyles, protection and prevention against different diseases reassuring that knowledge resources and health awareness campaigns benefit the community members and health sectors while maintain the health safety of the society.
du’s vision depends on enhancing health programmes through mobile phones to maintain the success of the society and health of community members.
du’s new technology programme satisfies the national health priorities, needs of both UAE nationals and expatriates in addition to comprehensive information about diabetes and heart diseases that are among the most widespread diseases in the UAE. du will also cooperate with healthcare providers in all modern technologies that are related to chronic diseases and remote care.
The programme enables patients to communicate with healthcare providers in obtaining all the necessary information and recognizing the progress of their disease through a specialised network in healthcare services. The service is expected to be developed in the future time through du’s vision in this new emerging technology and investment in advanced new services.