Dubai Health Authority launches the Rashid Medical Smart Library

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has recently re-launched the Rashid Medical Library as the Rashid Medical Smart Library. The library will include 170,000 medical documents and journals that are available for free to those working in the medical field in Dubai for a period of one month.

DHA also celebrated the book of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, “Reflection on Happiness and Positivity” in light of the reading activities that were held in line with the government’s national reading month that falls on March.

The reading month activities that are being held under the slogan “Reading for Happiness”, include an open book exhibition, an interactive session discussing Shaikh Mohammad’s book, showcasing a painting that summarizing the essence of the book as well as explaining the content of the book to those who are hearing-impaired using sign language

His Excellency Humid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director General of DHA emphasized that the UAE has flourished under the ray of knowledge and science, and it is due to this ideology that it as underwent remarkable development.

Commenting on the directives of His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE regarding the National Reading Law and commenting on the national reading policy for the next 10 years that was launched by Shaikh Mohammad. Al Qatami said the UAE leadership’s encouragement to read is a driving force to the people of the UAE to adopt the culture of reading in their day-to-day life.

Khalid Ali Al Jalaf, Chairman of the reading sustainability committee at DHA said the “Reading for Happiness” campaign will continue until March28.

He said the campaign’s activities also fall under the year of giving initiatives. He added that it includes activities that target children such as storytelling and a puppet show as well as activities that promote traditional stories and books.

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