The government of UAE has adopted a favorable policy to promote accessibility of healthcare facilities and welcome a greater number of highly qualified medical to the emirate.
Speaking to Arab News on the sidelines of the Government Summit, Dr. Salem Al-Darmaki, undersecretary at Ministry of Health in the United Arab Emirates, claimed that active measures were now being taken to make government services more accessible and easier for the public. The Health Ministry has recently cut the prices of around 6000 medications. Apart from this the government is taking steps to attract top talent in the medical field from all over the world.
“For example, health care professionals can now apply for a medical license through the fully operational online Examination and Evaluation System (EES). They don’t need to come to the UAE and this will reduce the expense and save the time of the candidate”, he said. As a result, the UAE is expected to attract some of the best medical professionals. The government is also promoting the integration of information technology in the provisioning of health facilities. The UAE’s MyGov portal is an example of initiatives in this regard.
The conference featured success stories of the region’s government service models and knowledge-sharing workshops to encourage learning from best practices in government service delivery. The interactive sessions were also focused on understanding the growing medical needs of the citizens and determining the best methods to improve government services. Bahrain’s e-Government model was highlighted as a success story from the region, which had the potential to link all government departments and promote efficiency of e-Government services.