GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >>

 
  Share
  • Basic benefit plan under the mandatory health insurance scheme to cover screening and treatment of three types of the most curable cancers
  • Dubai becomes first government body in the world to provide this type of cancer screening and treatment under the basic benefit plan.
  • All Dubai visa holders who automatically by law have the mandatory health insurance cover now are eligible for screening as per international best practice screening criteria and thus treatment of these three types of cancer.
  • Types of cancers covered are: breast, colorectal and cervical cancer.
  • This has been possible because of the joint initiatives of the Authority, pharmaceutical companies and insurance providers.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 10, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced today the launch of a Basmah initiative, making Dubai the first government entity in the world to provide a complete spectrum of care from screening to treatment for three types of cancer under the basic benefit plan of the Dubai Mandatory Health Insurance Scheme.
 
Basmah is an initiative of the DHA's Health Funding department and under this initiative, the basic benefit plan of the Dubai Mandatory Health Insurance Scheme now covers screening as well as treatment of breast, colorectal and cervical cancer. Screening is strictly as per international screening criteria.
 
His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the DHA, said: “In line with the vision of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the DHA aims to provide the highest quality of health services to everyone living in Dubai. In line with the vision 2021 plan, this initiative will help in early diagnosis as screening is now a part of the basic benefit plan, additionally, we will be able to provide financial and emotional support to patients suffering from these three types of cancer. This is possible because of the support of our partners, both government and private. Our aim is to provide the highest level of quality care for patients and to support them the best we can.”
 
Dr Haidar Al Yousuf, Director of Health Funding, said: “This is a milestone in terms of health insurance coverage and we have redefined health insurance through this initiative. Prior to this scheme, cancer coverage under the mandatory health insurance scheme as part of the basic benefit plan was limited to AED 150,000. Now, that is no longer the case.  Under the scheme, those detected with breast, colorectal or cervical cancer will receive coverage from screening until treatment.
 
“Screening is as per criteria which includes several factors such as age of the person etc. If a patient is detected with any of the three cancers during this screening, the DHA Patient Tracking and Follow-Up Centre is automatically notified. They then ensure that the complete treatment process for the patient is smooth and streamlined.”
 
Al Yousuf explained that this was possible because the healthcare fraternity has come together to ensure the economies of scale support such a noble initiative. He said: “As part of the initiative, people will go through criteria based screening. If a patient is detected to have any of the three cancers, the patient will be treated under the Basmah initiative at Dubai Hospital, which is a centre of excellence in cancer care or at a later stage at another recognized centre of excellence in cancer care in Dubai. The patient will receive the same level of treatment as we have ensured unified pathways for cancer care in Dubai.”
 
Prior to this, the funding department recently added screening services for diabetes, heart disease, new born and developmental screening as part of the mandatory health insurance cover. 
 
In future, the department hopes to include screening for other diseases such as Hepatitis C. 



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 8583 times
Posted on : Sunday, December 10, 2017  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Dubai Hosts the 1st Men's Health Congress
Next Story : Ras Al Khaimah welcomes its first-ever fertility clinic
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Timeless Ties
COLAB - Dry Shampoo
ORANGE & BERGAMOT Awaken the Cult Icon New Additions
FOREO delivers the ultimate festival survival kit for a glow-on-the-go.
Samsung launches Exciting Smartphone Trade-In Program with Galaxy S9 or S9+
Enhance skin radiance, smoothness and brightness in just 14 days, with the new J...
The Perfect Gift Mark
Summertime Beauty Picks at Glambeaute.com
New XE 300 Sport Edition Wins Gripping Ice Race
Get Vibrant and lively hair with Rahua's new Color Full Range
Dubai Sports Council Pavilion a big hit at Bangkok SportAccord
Dubai-based Al Kasir Group launches three Crypto assets backed by diamonds
du to Offer New 9.7-inch iPad With Apple Pencil Support
Filorga Mesotherapist Derma Roller
A Royal Ramadan Experience by Master Chef Mama in Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre
Skyline University College Economics Day 2018: One Step towards Tomorrow
Penny Scallan Design Launches in the Middle East
New Blow Out Bar and Make-Up Studio SWISH by Immaclife Opens in Abu Dhabi in Apr...
Rolling Cones, a new luxury ice cream concept, launches at the Hyatt Regency Dub...
MINI at Auto China Beijing 2018
The new BMW M2 Competition
Mumzworld Announce Recruitment Drive To Empower Women in the Middle East
Pandora Shine Discover A New Way to Shine
Abu Dhabi Ship Building Company Launches Two 64-Meter Landing Ships for the Kuwa...
Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi Leads Sharjah Contingent to Kuwait Arab Media Forum
Toshiba Releases New, Powerful Surveillance and Video Streaming Internal Consume...
Genesis G70 Luxury Sedan Arrives in Middle East
Stylish Nursing wear at Mums and Bumps
Exclusive, Limited‐Edition, Swiss‐Made Cryptocurrency Watches
10 Kg gold for 100 winners at Malabar Gold & Diamonds
Olivia Burton Marble Florals - Embrace these styles for a new artistic way to wo...
Gifts for Ramadan at Hour Choice
Understanding what women want Balmain reveals the Madrigal Mini II
Airport Show Attracts Influential Aviation Leaders for Global Airport Leaders Fo...
Adamavi - Elegant, Timeles S, and Reliable
Pandora Spring Embrace Nature's Beauty
Mido Ramadan Watch Collection
April Marks Autism Awareness Month at Nursery Chain
Tommy Fleetwood joins OMEGA's line-up of golfing greats
Ashridge to help Saudi leaders explore and implement strategies for growth
In Its 100th Year, Panasonic Bullish On ME Growth
Village Street Sale at The Outlet Village offers designer outfits at great prices
The Beautiful Britain 2018
Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) Ruler Delivers Keynote Opening Speech to 14th Arabian Hotel...
Get ready for an exciting Ramadan at Danat Al Ain Resort
Tamouh unveils unique art piece dedicated to the late Sheikh Zayed at Cityscape ...
Mido Multifort Datometer Limited Edition - A piece of history on your wrist
'Global Automotive Aftermarket Manufacturers Gear Up for Robust Business Growth ...
du LaLiga HPC U16 Crowned UAE FA Academy League Champions and City FC Win U14 ...
Mint Middle East to Collaborate with Interac in UAE