Under the Executive Council resolution No.18 of 2020, issued by Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, Dubai will soon have a new Centre for epidemic control.
The new Disease and Epidemic Control Centre’ will chaired by Dr. Amir Ahmed Al Sharif, with board members including the executive directors of the Dubai Healthcare Foundation at Dubai Health Authority (DHA), Dubai Data Establishment, Health Regulatory Sector at DHA and Health Regulatory Sector at Dubai Healthcare City Authority.
Board members also include one representative from each of the Ministry of Health and Prevention, Community Prevention and Health Services of Dubai Police, The State Security Service in Dubai, Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dubai Ambulance Services, as well as representatives of private sector suppliers of medical appliances and equipment, hospitals and medical centers, labs and pharmaceutical companies.
According to the resolution, the new centre will be tasked with preparing and laying out strategic plans and general frameworks for combating epidemics and submitting relevant recommendations, in addition to unifying of the decision-making mechanism regarding health matters related to epidemic control, including the new coronavirus. The centre will also be responsible for developing a rapid intervention plan to enhance the health sector’s capacity dealing with cases affected by these epidemics.