Department of Health – Abu Dhabi honors Burjeel Medical City for exceeding Emiratization targets 

Abu Dhabi: Following the announcement that the Emirate’s healthcare sector had attracted more than 1,200 healthcare professionals within six months of introducing the Tawteen targets, the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH), has honored the seven top-performing healthcare facilities, including BMC — Burjeel Medical City, that exceeded the Emiratization targets, Tawteen, in 2023. 

This comes in line with the department’s efforts to provide more job opportunities for UAE Nationals, enhancing their contributions to Abu Dhabi’s healthcare system, and achieving the Emiratization targets set by DoH, which includes employing 5,000 UAE citizens by the end of 2025. 

The award ceremony was held at the department’s headquarters in the presence of His Excellency Mansoor Ibrahim Al Mansoori, Chairman of the DoH, Her Excellency Dr. Noura Khamis Al Ghaithi, Undersecretary of DoH, and His Excellency Ghannam Al Mazrouei, Secretary General of the Emirati Talent Competitiveness Council, in addition to high-level representatives from distinguished healthcare facilities. 

The event recognized national talents who recently joined the healthcare sector, as well as the seven top-performing facilities in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Al Dhafra. Omran Al Khoori, Member of the Board of Directors at Burjeel Holdings, along with Safeer Ahamed, Group COO of Burjeel Holdings, and Tahani Abdo Ahmed Al Qadiri, Director of Emiratization and Academics, received the award during the ceremony. 

Her Excellency Dr Noura Al Ghaithi, Undersecretary of the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH), said: “Today, we celebrate the top-performing healthcare facilities that have not only achieved but exceeded their Tawteen targets, setting an example for others and providing the sector with a competent and skilled healthcare workforce. Following the directives of our wise leadership, the Tawteen initiative has played a key role in job creation, facilitating employment opportunities for national job seekers, reaching a growth rate of 12 per cent in the national workforce by the end of 2023 exceeding the annual target of this initiative.” 

His Excellency Ghannam Al Mazrouei, Secretary General of the Emirati Talent Competitiveness Council (ETCC), said: “The ongoing collaboration between Emirati Talent Competitiveness Council and the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH) has facilitated the attraction and retention of a significant number of national graduates and job seekers in the workforce. This underscores our collective efforts to attract local talents and implement Emiratization strategies in line with the directives of the UAE’s wise leadership, which prioritizes empowering the nation