“National Health” discusses the issue of promoting mental health

Abu Dhabi: «The Gulf»

The Health and Environmental Affairs Committee of the Federal National Council held a meeting yesterday, Monday, at the headquarters of the Council’s General Secretariat in Dubai, headed by Naama Abdullah Al-Sharhan, the Second Vice-President of the Council and Chairperson of the Committee, to coordinate on discussing the issue of the Ministry of Health and Community Protection’s policy regarding promoting mental health in the country. The United Arab Emirates, which the Council will discuss in upcoming sessions.

The meeting was attended by members of the committee: Nasser Muhammad Al-Yamahi, the committee’s reporter, Ahmed Hamad Boushehab, Somaya Abdullah Al-Suwaidi, Shatha Saeed Al-Naqbi, Azra Hassan bin Rakad, and Muhammad Ahmad Al-Yamahi.

The committee discussed the topic within the axes of the Ministry of Health and Community Protection’s policy and strategic plans in developing policies and legislation in mental health, the Ministry’s role in promoting and expanding the scope of comprehensive and integrated mental health services, and promoting the prevention of mental disorders for members of society, and the Ministry’s role in cooperating with the concerned authorities, to implement the policy Promote mental health and services provided.

Yesterday, Monday, the Committee of Committee Heads in the Federal National Council held its first procedural meeting for the third ordinary session of the seventeenth legislative term, during which Saeed Rashid Al-Abedy was elected Chairman of the Committee by acclamation, and Naima Abdul Rahman Al-Mansoori as Rapporteur of the Committee by acclamation.

The meeting was attended by the heads of the permanent committees of the Council, Dr. Ali Rashid Al-Nuaimi, and each of: Naama Abdullah Al-Sharhan, Second Vice-President of the Council, Somaya Abdullah Al-Suwaidi, Dr. Tariq Humaid Al-Tayer, and Dr. Nidal Muhammad Al-Tunaji.

During the meeting, they were briefed about the work system of the committee heads’ committee, and the methodology for following up on the percentages of completion of the committees’ study of draft laws and general topics. With the aim of scheduling the council’s sessions, and enhancing the role of the general secretariat in planning the technical and logistical works in support of the council.

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