Dubai encourages local medical talent

Dubai encourages local medical talentWednesday, Dubai Health Authority honoured 78 Emiratis who completed their higher education abroad. The authority also encouraged local talent in order to get rid of the critical shortage of medical staff in the country.

While congratulating the doctors, Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE finance minister and president of Dubai Health Authority said,

"The initiative to send doctors abroad for higher education benefits the medical sector because when they return home they serve the people of their country."

Doctors, paramedics, technicians and administrators were the ones included in the post-graduates, who got their degrees in diverse fields such as radiology, surgery, cardiology and administrative degrees in health management.

The first woman physician in the country to specialize in cardio-vascular rehabilitation, Dr Laila Al Marzouqi also got her masters degree. She expressed, "Presently, this field is in the primitive stage in the region."

Her job includes helping people who suffer a heart attack or getting people, who undergo a bypass, to lead a normal life.

The director expressed that when medical professionals would return back, after earning their international degrees and experience, it will help increase the speed of development in the health care sector and benefits citizens and residents.

Dr Hanif Hassan, health minister, and Mattar Al Tayer, chairman of the board and executive director of Roads and Transportation Authority (RTA), also attended the ceremony.