HFZA CSR Initiatives

Hamriyah Free Zone plans free medical camp for workers

By Jamil Khan @ The Gulf Today-Sharjah, Nov 22, 2013

SHARJAH: Around 70 companies in Hamriyah Free Zone registered to benefit from the Free Health Camp to be organised under the umbrella of Hamriyah She-Q Club, a not-for-profit forum of Hamriyah Free Zone Authority. More than 5,000 workers will benefit as part of the zone’s corporate social responsibility initiative.
This three-month-long free health camp will start very soon to conduct different health tests twice a week within the industrial facilities who have registered for the programme.
Dr Rashid Alleem, Director General of Hamriyah Free Zone Authority while talking to The Gulf Today in an exclusive interview shed light on the various aspects of CSR initiatives undertaken by the authority since its inception in 2008 on Monday.
“The CSR has been a central focus in the recent years and in this short period we have achieved many milestones. Around 42,000 workers are engaged from number of companies operating in the zone and contributing in the national economy as well as playing vital role in global business.”
In the last three years, through Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (Hamriyah She-Q) Club and Hamriyah Green Team, a number of CSR events are being organised which are benefiting thousands of workers within the zone.
“The Hamriyah Green Team was set up with the objective to create awareness and develop green consciousness and practices of green-clean environment within the HFZ besides implementing various corporate social responsibilities with the support of various partners. During the last 3 years, the team organised a number of events like workshops on heat stress management, marine day and others to engage laborers,” he said.
Through these initiatives and with the support of different partners, over 12,000 workers were benefitted.
Hamriyah She-Q club in collaboration with many organisations specialised in various countries across the Middle East as well as within the UAE had organised a number of events for the capacity building of QHSE (quality, health, safety and environment) professionals. The activities included health awareness workshops, fire safety drills, basic first-aid demonstrations, mobile crane inspection and safety awareness, working safely in radiography, and other useful workshops with the help of industry experts which benefitted around 1,600 workers during the last three years.
Shedding light on the upcoming free camp, Dr Alleem said that the camp will be held in collaboration with the DM Healthcare LLC, Dubai within the facilities of the registered companies. “As part of the free health camp, a mobile unit with 2 doctors and 5 paramedical staff along with a team of 7 volunteers from the Hamriyah She-Q Club will conduct major tests like blood sugar, body mass index as well as collect other vital data of workers’ health-related habits to suggest better lifestyles,” he said.
He pointed that the free medical camp is one of the major activity in health sector for the workers to mark the World Diabetes Day and will be continued annually to engage the companies operating in the HFZA on large scale.

~ by jamilkhan on November 23, 2013.

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