A specialized committee for health services and rehabilitation of the physically disadvantaged will soon be formed in UAE, under the chairmanship of acting undersecretary of the Minister for Health (MoH), Dr. Salem Abdul Rahman.
The committee will be responsible for providing diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation services. They will develop health services effectively and undertake health programs to enhance the standard of handicapped people. Specialized programs for pre-screening, diagnosis, health awareness, early detection of handicapped cases and training human resources in all matters related to the handicapped will be undertaken by the committee.
The committee will conduct national studies to understand the reasons for disabilities and the ways of protection. They plan to circulate the findings of the study to health stakeholders in the UAE.