ENOC breaks ground for its state-of-the-art occupational screening center

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Emirates National Oil Company Group (ENOC) has marked the ground-breaking of its state-of-the-art occupational screening center located in Jebel Ali to support the health and social well-being of its employees and the local industrial sector in general.

Mr. Saif Humaid Al Falasi, Group CEO at ENOC, laid the foundation stone in the presence of Mr. Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), and senior officials from DHA and ENOC.

Developed in collaboration with DHA, the new ENOC Occupational Health Service Center (EOHSC) will provide best-in-class occupational health and specialized testing solutions to improve employee health and productivity and ensure a safe and satisfactory workplace environment for all employees at ENOC and the local industrial sector in general.

Expected to open in the first half of 2024, the new center will offer comprehensive screening health and support services across the Group. It will also facilitate such services for all industrial and commercial sectors across Dubai with medical tests for visa requirements, fitness tests, advanced occupational health tests, and consultations for referrals.

Located in the populated Jebel Ali Industrial area, EOHSC will cater to the needs of the industrial workforce in the area whilst supporting DHA’s goals of providing a full range of fitness and pre-employment health screening services for residents through new centers across the emirate.

Fully compliant with all the mandatory medical guidelines laid out by both DHA and ENOC, the new center will also demonstrate its commitment to excellence by implementing proven practices to improve healthcare quality and patient safety and will achieve a Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation.

Saif Humaid Al Falasi_ENOC occupational screening center
Saif Humaid Al Falasi Group CEO

“In line with ENOC’s commitment to ensuring the safety of our staff, customers and the integrity of our assets, the new ENOC Occupational Health Service Centre will provide professional and superior occupational health solutions that fit each organization’s unique needs. Through continuous monitoring, reporting and documentation of employee health, EOHSC can help protect and promote the health of all employees by mitigating exposure to working hazards. Built to the highest quality standards, and in strategic partnership with Dubai Health Authority, our shared vision is to provide safer, healthier work environments for everyone.”

Mr. Al Ketbi stated that “Dubai’s health sector is witnessing rapid and remarkable growth and several factors make Dubai an ideal destination for health investment. Dubai offers simplified and regulated procedures across the health sector ensuring high-quality healthcare provision.”

By laying the framework for building a safe and satisfactory working environment, the occupational health services provided at EOHSC will prolong employees’ working age, decrease absenteeism, help improve performance, and boost employee health, productivity, and well-being.

The EOHSC project was initiated following a decree issued by the Dubai Executive Council in 2017 mandating DHA to be the sole entity authorized to implement occupational health services in the emirate of Dubai.

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