The Department of Health in Abu Dhabi announced that the “Health Workforce Management” platform has witnessed the registration of more than 4,951 health care professionals from within the country since its launch last April to work and join the first line of defense to confront the “Covid 19” virus, including more than 1662 of whom are specialties. Among the specializations supporting “Covid 19”, which include intensive care medicine and nursing, respiratory medicine, pediatric intensive care medicine, laboratory medicine and pharmacy.
The department indicated that the active role of the platform contributed to supporting health sector facilities to fill the critical shortage in health cadres and support efforts made to confront the virus and limit its spread, and since April 1, the Health Department has issued approximately 2766 new practice licenses for various health groups working in the health sector.
The department pointed out that the platform received 244 requests from retired medical cadres wishing to return to the field to participate in the response to the “Covid 19” virus, and the number of citizens registered on the platform represented nearly 50% of the total applications submitted.
Sheikha Muhammad Nakhira Al Dhaheri, Director of the Health Workforce Planning Department at the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, said: “We are proud of our first line of defense who stood tall in front of the challenges and proud of their efforts to serve the nation and returned a part of the favor to the wise leadership that provided and continues to provide them with all the great support and attention and we are proud. With medical cadres from citizens and residents who joined the front lines to contribute to confronting this pandemic in these exceptional circumstances.
Al Dhaheri added: “The sustainability of the health workforce and Emiratisation is one of our top priorities in the Department of Health in Abu Dhabi, which reflects our keenness to continue attracting qualified people to work in the health sector, retaining and training them, and in light of the current circumstances, we have continued efforts to provide all support to the health sector to continue providing Excellent and sustainable health services for all residents of the emirate.
The department is currently preparing to launch the third phase of the platform, which will witness the addition of more benefits for individual users and health facilities, and open the way for health professionals from outside the country to join the health sector after the return and stability of flights.
Since the beginning of the outbreak of the “Covid 19” pandemic, the Department has added a new category within the categories of licenses for health professionals, which is a temporary health professional license, which requires specific requirements, as more than 2,353 temporary health professional licenses have been issued.
The registrants on the platform must update their personal files regularly to facilitate the process of contacting them and seeking their assistance as soon as vacancies become available that suit their competencies and the nature of the work they wish to obtain.
It is worth noting that the Abu Dhabi Health Workforce Management System platform is a digital platform that allows health sector workers from the Emirates who wish to contribute or enhance their contribution to health care in the emirate to register in it and add all their data and make it available to health facilities in the emirate.
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