Dubai :The Annual Health Awards jointly organised by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Health magazine, – the region’s biggest and most comprehensive annual awards for the healthcare sector brought together more than a thousand healthcare leaders and professionals from the UAE’s private and public sectors.
Mr. Humaid Al Qattami, Chairman of the board and Director-General of the DHA, presented the awards to 35 winners in 23 categories, including private and public sector organisations and individuals, as well as 17 legendary dignitaries – for their pioneering roles in shaping the healthcare industry of the region. Dr Thumbay Moideen, founder president of Thumbay Group and publisher of Health magazine, was also present.
Sheikh Faisal bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Chairman of Julphar; Dr Abdul Rahim Jaffer, former undersecretary at the Ministry of Health and Prevention were also present in the event . Arab celebrity Mayssa Maghrebi and Bollywood celebrities Sanjay Dutt, Manyata Dutt and Rimi Sen attended the event.
Dr Moideen said that the awards ceremony was a perfect platform to celebrate healthcare accomplishments in the UAE. “Through these awards, we seek to honour the present generation of healthcare heroes, at the same time inspiring and motivating the present as well as future generation of professionals to nurture an innovative approach to healthcare. We are glad that the awards ceremony this year has attracted larger numbers of applicants and participants, on its way towards emerging as the hallmark of healthcare excellence.”
The winners of the special awards were: Sheikh Faisal bin Saqr Al Qasimi; Dr Abdul Rahim Jaffer; Dr B. R. Shetty, chairman of BRS Ventures; Prof Muscat Baron, dean-clinical, Dubai Medical College; Dr Raja Easa Saleh al Gurg, chairperson of Al Jalila Foundation; Dr Najib Al Khaja, secretary-general of Sheikh Hamdan Awards for Medical Sciences; Dr Yousuf Abdul Razak Al Bastaki, director – medical education, DHA; Dr Muhaddita Al Hashimi, director, Higher Colleges of Technology; Prof Rafia Ghubhash, former president, Arabian Gulf University; Dr Abdulla Al Khayat, former director, Latifa Hospital; Dr Ahmed Al Hashimy, member of the board of trustees, Sheikh Hamdan Awards for Medical Sciences; Dr Zainab Abdulla Kazim, gynaecologist, first Emirati female doctor; Dr Ahmed Kazim, orthopaedic specialist, first Emirati male doctor; Prof Hossam Hamdy, chancellor, Gulf Medical University; Dr Michael Bitzer, CEO, Daman; Dr Ajit Nagpal, former advisor, MoHP; Dr Mohamed Kouta, general manager, City Pharmacy.
About HEALTH Magazine
HEALTH Magazine is a leading health & lifestyle publication in the region, launched in 1999. It is highly regarded and read by a large segment of healthcare professionals and general public in the region and globally. It is a bi-monthly, bi-lingual (English and Arabic) magazine with a BPA-audited circulation of 20,000 copies and a readership of around 80,000. It is licensed by the National Media Council, UAE. It covers a variety of topics such as health, lifestyle, wellness, fitness, beauty, family, parenting, diet, nutrition, luxury and fashion.