Dubai, UAE: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has begun its annual health screening and awareness programme for workers for the fourth consecutive year. The programme will take place across labour camps and worksites in Dubai.
Dr Shamsa Abdullah Bin Hammad, Head of Community Health Services Programme Section in DHA’s Primary Healthcare Sector said the initiative is a comprehensive health campaign that looks into the social, psycho-social and medical needs of workers.
“It includes free dental and medical check-ups such as blood pressure, blood sugar, blood cholesterol, and body mass index (BMI). Health educators will explain to workers the complications of heat stress and other heat related disorders. They will be educated about ways to protect themselves from dehydration and the harmful effects of the sun. Besides this, we will also educate them about diabetes and other non-communicable diseases,” he said.
Dr Shamsa said psychologists will also educate workers about the link between psychological and physical health and ways to have a happy mind and body.
This year, DHA is also organising free haircuts for labourers during these campaigns. Dr Shamsa said: “We work with many volunteers and they recommended that in addition to distribution of free health kits, workers would appreciate getting a free haircut. We have incorporated their suggestion in this year’s campaign.”
DHA will also distribute free dental kits to the labourers.
© Gulf NewsSep 2015