The Ministry of Community Development and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to launch the Etihad Senior Emiratis Basma Programme, which offers UAE nationals over the age of 60 an exclusive programme of benefits when flying with the airline. Etihad has also signed an agreement with Abu Dhabi Airports to provide Basma members with a range of added benefits from the Capital’s airport.

Dr. Sultan Sharif, Director of the MoHAP’s Visiting Consultants Office, revealed that the satisfaction rate of patients who received their treatment at the Ministry’s hospitals after implementing Visiting Consultants Program exceeded 90%. This comes in parallel with an increase of 51% in the number of visiting consultants from 2017 to 2018.

Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), the Middle East’s leading special economic zone and key growth engine of Dubai’s economy, has announced it will waive an estimated AED 35 million in fines owed by its customers, in commemoration of the UAE Government’s designation of 2019 as the Year of Tolerance.

The Sharjah Department of Statistics and Community Development (DSCD) has rolled out the implementation phase of its latest economic survey project, which will encompass all administrative communities and free zones in the emirate.

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) will hold the Third Forum for Nursing Leaders with a view to evaluating and updating the strategy of nursing and leaders, and the targeted operational plan. This comes as part of MoHAP’s strategic plan 2017 – 2021 and outcomes of “Enhancing the Attractiveness of Nursing Profession” initiative.