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UAE: Adjusting the salaries of workers in this sector
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A parliamentary report recommended adjusting salaries, job benefits, and career advancement opportunities

A parliamentary report recommended adjusting salaries, job benefits, and career advancement opportunities for mental health professionals and workers, to attract and motivate a specialized workforce.

He called for launching awareness programs about the dangers of using narcotic substances, and for establishing a central database, showing the prevalence rates of mental disorders, and classifying them at the level of governmental, local, and private health sectors, and specialized cadres.

In detail, the report, prepared by the Health and Environmental Affairs Committee of the Federal National Council, concluded with 13 recommendations on the topic “The Ministry of Health and Community Protection’s policy regarding the promotion of mental health in the United Arab Emirates”, related to policies and strategies in the relevant sectors, as well as the central database, and the development of Medical and preventive services provided to patients.

The committee also recommended amending salaries, job privileges, and career advancement opportunities for professionals and workers in the field of mental health to attract and motivate the specialized workforce, and to develop training and rehabilitation programs for specialized cadres in the field of psychiatry with a focus on specialized competencies in the field of psychiatry for children, addicts and people of determination, as well as in partnership with Leading international educational institutions and hospitals to develop the skills of workers in the field of psychological, social and rehabilitation services, and health insurance, and by including mental health services and basic medicines needed for psychiatric treatment in the health insurance system.