May Day in UAE: Thousands of blue-collar workers get free health checkups – News

Healthcare workers from a number of hospitals in Abu Dhabi participated in singing, dancing, push-up competitions with the labourers

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Published: Sun 1 May 2022, 5:18 PM

Healthcare workers of totally different hospitals engaged with 1000’s of blue-collar workers from 10 labour lodging throughout enjoyable-stuffed actions held as half of May Day in Abu Dhabi.

Observing the International Workers’ Day, which falls on May 1, hospitals beneath VPS Healthcare in the commercial space of Mussafah organised programmes: ‘Work and Wellness of Workers’ the place blue-collar workers participated in occasions like singing, dancing, push-up competitions and extra.

Held forward of May Day, the initiatives from hospitals had been in collaboration with Abu Dhabi City Municipality, Abu Dhabi Police and ZonesCorp – the most important operator of objective-constructed financial zones in the UAE.

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With the quantity of new circumstances of Covid-19 declining throughout the nation and with the beginning of the lengthy Eid Al Fitr holidays, frontline healthcare workers from Lifecare and LLH Hospitals in Mussafah additionally carried out an consciousness drive: ‘Have a Healthy Feast’.

The medical group carried out health checkups for greater than 11,000 workers and reminded blue-collar workers about adhering to the Covid-19 precautionary measures and avoiding bingeing in the course of the holidays.

Dr Sekhar Warrier, specialist cardiology, Dr Rakesh Gupta, specialist pulmonology, and Dr Mudhasir Ahmed, specialist medical oncology, from Lifecare Hospital, interacted with blue-collar workers.

“We had an awesome interactive session with the workers. We emphasised the significance of taking care of their health and consuming nutritious meals. The enjoyable actions organised for them had been nice stress busters,” Dr Warrier mentioned.

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Safeer Ahamed, regional CEO, VPS Healthcare, famous that the health and nicely-being of workers has been priorities of the Group’s hospitals in the commercial areas of UAE.

“This International Workers’ Day, together with health consciousness campaigns, now we have organised totally different leisure programmes and enjoyable actions for blue-collar workers staying in and round 10 labour camps in Abu Dhabi.”

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Ibraheem Al Khalayleh, a blue-collar employee, staying in the Workers’ Village, mentioned the occasions had been a brand new expertise for him and his colleagues.

“The programme was very partaking. We had a good time. We often solely see such programmes again in our house nation. We hope hospitals and authorities organise extra such programmes. It was enjoyable, and the health consciousness programme and checkups had been additionally useful for us,” Al Khalayleh mentioned.


Another employee praised the initiative of the federal government departments and hospitals.

“The health authorities have been constantly working to make sure our security throughout this pandemic. Such occasions on this Labour Day and earlier than Eid reassures us that the federal government and healthcare teams will all the time be there for us. These occasions unfold festive cheer and uplift the temper of workers like us who’re dwelling alone and away from our household throughout this competition,” he added.

Additionally, the marketing campaign additionally included the free distribution of 5,000 Iftar kits by LLH Hospital.

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