UAE salutes its fighters; Declares bonus for emergency sector staffs

The benefit will be limited to the medical staff at the Ministry of Health and Prevention

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President & Prime Minister of UAE & Ruler of Dubai.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai has declared that the UAE government has accepted a new system to distribute bonuses to workers in emergency sectors.

The benefit will be limited to the medical staff at the Ministry of Health and Prevention “in appreciation of the pivotal role they play in countering COVID-19”. The work period of such staff under the emergency condition must be more than two months.

The decision as one among several declarations published yesterday as the UAE Cabinet met virtually.

Sheikh Mohammed emphasized that he was proud of the UAE community.

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Vice President of the UAE

“Both citizens and residents supported the government and showed great societal awareness in adhering to the precautionary instructions against the spread of Covid-19. This guarantees that the UAE will achieve the best recovery once the Covid-19 crisis is over.”

The country’s government is future-oriented as proven by the “return of business and economic activities in various sectors”.

The Vice-President stated that each individual in the country “without exception” has today a supporting part for national efforts in various sectors. “In the UAE, our aspirations are high and our motivations are high. More importantly, our government is flexible and proactive. Our team of talented professionals is responsible and dedicated to our goal.

“The UAE government team is at the forefront…working closely to serve both Emiratis and residents. We continuously improve services and develop innovative decisions. Our goal is to build a bright future for our young generations.”

Key decisions

  • Al Etihad Digital Payments Company: The company aims to manage and develop the national digital payments system. It also seeks to achieve healthy competition among digital payment providers and reduce financial burdens on the public, business sectors and government expenses.
  • Governance system for federal government boards: This aims to organize the work of the boards of directors in federal entities and set up its system. The system sets the frameworks, rules and provisions that ensure optimal performance and transparency.
  • Rehabilitation services for people of determination: A new system ensures that people of determination enjoy their right to high-quality rehabilitation, education and training services through an integrated system. The system allows NGOs to adopt their own methods and keep their own structure.