UAE Heat Stroke Samaritans to the Rescue!

Here’s what the UAE government is doing for those most exposed to the summer sun.

Jun 26, 2024 - 17:46
UAE Heat Stroke Samaritans to the Rescue!

Dubai, UAE, June 26, 2024: UAE-based labourers in construction and other outdoor jobs are the most prone to heat-related illnesses. And this is especially the case with the sweltering summer heat pushing the mercury to well above 50 degree celcius. Now, thankfully, help is on the way. Local government agencies are all set to provide workshops for these persons to come to the aid of their fellows suffering from the heat.

As many as 6,000 candidates will benefit from the Heat Exhaustion and Disease Prevention Campaign that is to begin on July 1st, 2024. This initiative by the Ministry of Health and Prevention (Mohap) in partnership with other government agencies, will extend from central Dubai locations like Al Hamriya and Al Dhaid to peripheral townships like Dibba Al Hisn and Kalba.

Doctors and logistical experts are being roped in to teach candidates how to detect sun-strain and dehydration as well as to provide first aid and basic assistance before health professionals arrive on the scene. Tackling emergencies with composure is paramount in delivering timely relief and resuscitation.

But the campaign doesn’t stop there. Healthcare personnel will provide screenings for all workers to monitor their blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Furthermore, the latter will be the recipients of complimentary foods and liquids. In fact, the concerned government agencies will even provide them with personalised meal plans to ensure their well-being while they labour under the scorching sun.

The above information has been shared with the media thanks to Mira Shuhail, who is at the helm of the UAE government’s special programmes division, and Health Ministry Director Mohammed Al Zarooni. Publicity and delivery of the campaign essentials will also get an additional boost by way of social media platforms. It certainly looks like other Middle Eastern nations can take a leaf out of UAE’s book, especially where conditions for immigrant workers are poor.