Tue 02-05-2017 13:44 PM
DUBAI, 2nd May, 2017 (WAM) -- The Dubai Health Authority, DHA, on Tuesday launched a social fund programme which aims to support staff members in need.
The DHA’s Human Resources Department launched the programme in light of the President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, announcing 2017 as the "#Year of Giving" in the UAE.
The initiative aims to create a positive environment and encourage social work among employees by giving them an opportunity to donate a monthly amount to other colleagues in need.
Employees wishing to take part in the programme can choose one of the AED25, AED250, AED2100 and AED2250 packages, which will be deducted from their salary and donated to other employees in need.
Those entitled to receive the amount must be DHA staff or married to DHA staff. They will be chosen by a committee after meeting certain terms and conditions.
Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director General of the DHA said that the programme helps instil the culture of giving and encourages humanitarian work among DHA employees. It also provide aid to those in need due to health issues, emergencies or death of a spouse or first relative.
Al Qatami said that this is one of the 30 initiatives launched by the DHA on the occasion of the year of giving, adding that the DHA has a clear policy to achieve social solidarity among staff.
Amna Al Suwaidi, Director of Human Resources at the DHA, said that the authority has formed a committee that will be responsible for the programme in order to ensure its transparency. She said the committee would be responsible for the implementation of the programme and insure that the set criteria and standards are met.