Tue 24-07-2018 18:00 PM
DUBAI, 24th July, 2018 (WAM) — Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority, DHA, received a high-level delegation from the UAE Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation, FANR, headed by Christor Viktorsson, Director-General of the FANR.
The two sides discussed cooperation in the field of nuclear regulation and radiation safety.
The FANR delegation provided an overview of their projects, especially in the medical field. They discussed regulation and licencing requirements regarding ionising radiation in medicine for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes.
Al Qutami highlighted that the DHA facilities use low-dosage radiation and that radiation safety is a priority for the DHA. He added that the authority is keen to collaborate on all issues of radiation safety and training in the medical field.
The FANR has a National Radiation Protection Committee in place that has members from various organisations, including the DHA.
The authority published a paper on low-dosage radiation and mentioned the DHA as a reference as its health facilities are an example of best practice in low-dosage radiation in the medical sector.
Dr. Farida Al Khaja, CEO of Medical Support Services and the Nursing Sector from the DHA, also attended the meeting. Other FANR members that attended the meeting included Raoul Awad, Deputy Director-General of Operations; Mohammed Sultan Al Zaabi, Deputy Director-General of Administration; Aayda Shehhi, Director of Radiation Safety, and Salah Al Hashimi, Director of Government Communications.