|09 September, 2019

Rashid Hospital doctors treat patients of school bus accident

The 17 patients included 15 students and the bus driver and the bus supervisor

Rashid Hospital doctors treat patients of school bus accident
  • All patients were discharged except one student, the bus driver and the supervisor as they required further treatment or medical supervision
  • His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami Director General of the DHA visited the patients to oversee their treatment 

Dubai, UAE: Rashid Hospital doctors provided high quality treatment for the 17 patients who were injured as a result of a car accident involving a school bus that took place this morning in Dubai.

The hospital treated the patients based on international medical practices and all the patients were discharged except for one student, the bus driver and the bus supervisor.

The patients included 15 young students who all suffered from minor injuries and so were discharged except for one student who required further medical supervision.

Meanwhile the driver and bus supervisor suffered from severe injuries that require medical intervention. 

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA)-run hospital announced a disaster preparedness code that mobilizes resources and manpower required to receive a big scale accident after it was notified at 7am in the morning about the accident, in order to ensure that the medical teams and facilities are ready to receive the patients.

The emergency team, which included 11 doctors from the ICU, surgery and trauma departments were all on standby to receive the injured.

The doctors conducted all the tests and Xrays needed and divided the emergency reception area into two areas, one for minor injuries and the other for the medium injuries, while the ICU rooms received the severe cases.

The hospital also formed a team of administration staff to meet parents and family members and update them about the condition of the children and the other patients.

His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the DHA visited the hospital and met with the patients .

During his visit, Al Qutami commended the efforts of the medical team who were responsible for caring for the patients, that included Dr Sara Kazim, Consultant emergency physician and Head of the Emergency Department at Rashid hospital and the medical and administration teams involved.

He also stressed that the authority takes pride in the fact the Dubai is home to Rashid Hospital, which is a leading trauma-receiving facility for major disasters in the emirate of Dubai and which has received a number of international services and awards for excelling in the field of trauma care.


For further information, please contact:

Mahmoud Al Ali
Head of Media
Dubai Health Authority
+9714 219 7260

Kamakshi Gupta and Noor Nazzal
Communications Analysts- Media Dept.
Dubai Health Authority
klgupta@dha.gov.ae  nnnazzal@dha.gov.ae
+9714 2197455

About Noor Dubai Foundation:

Noor Dubai Foundation is a UAE based charity focused on the prevention of blindness and visual impairment globally. It was launched as an initiative in 2008 by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and was later established as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) by Law in October 2010. Over 27 million individuals from all over Africa and Asia have benefited from the Foundation’s free treatment and preventive programs which includes provision of eye glasses and medication. As a member of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Global Initiatives foundation, Noor Dubai continues to strive towards fulfilling the Vision 2020 initiative of a world free from preventable forms of blindness.

About the Dubai Health Authority:

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) was created, in June 2007, by Law 13 issued by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, with an expanded vision to include strategic oversight for the complete health sector in Dubai and enhance private sector engagement. 

Prior to the establishment of the DHA, the Department of Health and Medical Services, which was established in 1973, was the functioning authority that almost exclusively focused on health service delivery.

In May 2018, H.H Sheikh Mohammed, issued Law No. (6) Of 2018 of the DHA. The new Law further enables the DHA to achieve its objectives including regulating medical services in Dubai, enhancing competiveness and transparency, improving medical services and products based on international best practices and achieving the sector’s objectives according to approved strategic plans.

According to the Law, DHA will ensure the availability of quality medical insurance programmes, improve medical services according to the highest international standards, contribute to providing attractive infrastructure for investments, boost Dubai’s position as a global hub for medical tourism and medical education, encourage innovation in the healthcare sector and improve preventive healthcare measures.

The Law specified DHA’s responsibilities to include preparing a comprehensive strategic plan for Dubai’s healthcare sector, conducting studies and surveys to define Dubai’s future needs and matching the results with future investments, licensing and monitoring medical workers and medical facilities according to DHA’s approved regulations. Its responsibilities also include regulating medical education and medical research in collaboration with competent local and international authorities and drafting and developing policies and procedures for the healthcare sector in Dubai.

The Law authorises DHA to regulate and approve the prices of medical services offered by private healthcare facilities in Dubai and ensure the quality of medical services. DHA is also responsible for regulating and facilitating the sending of patients for specialised medical treatment to healthcare facilities both within and outside the country, regulating and overseeing medical tourism in collaboration with concerned authorities, managing and developing policies that govern medical insurance and regulating medical advertising in Dubai.

H.H Sheikh Mohammed also issued Decree No. 17 of 2018 establishing subsidiaries of the DHA: the Dubai Healthcare Corporation and Dubai Health Insurance Corporation to further enhance healthcare services in Dubai and enable DHA to fulfil its responsibilities and obligations.

Three new strategic sectors were also added as part of the decree; they include Strategy and Corporate Development, Health Regulation, and Shared Support Services.

In addition to overseeing the health sector for the Emirate of Dubai, the DHA also focuses on providing services through DHA healthcare facilities including Latifa, Dubai, Rashid and Hatta Hospitals, its 12 primary healthcare centres, 17 medical fitness centres and its 6 specialty centres.

For more information, visit DHA’s website: www.dha.gov.ae

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