Dubai / EMIRATES BUSINESS
The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) held a smart clinic on Monday to discuss employee health initiatives.
Badriya Al Harmi, community medicine specialist at DHA’s Al Barsha Health Centre said: “Employee health awareness and healthy initiatives helps reduce absenteeism, helps reduce the burden of non-communicable lifestyle diseases and helps reduce companies’ healthcare costs. Therefore employee health awareness is benecial for employees, the community and the company. The DHA regularly carries out health education initiatives for its employees including free health screenings and workshops to educate employees about ways to stay healthy.”
The awareness initiatives include several topics such as health and nutrition, need for regular health screenings, importance of vitamin D, correct work posture and chair exercises to perform throughout the work day etc.