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Sharjah establishes volunteering committee to fight COVID-19


Volunteers prepare for a disinfection programme amid the coronavirus pandemic. WAM

Sharjah Executive Council (SEC) has issued a decision to establish and form volunteering committee for the Emirate of Sharjah.

The decision stipulates the establishment of a committee named "The Volunteering Committee in the Emirate of Sharjah" that is involved in organising the volunteering efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Afaf Ibrahim Al Marri, will preside the committee with the membership of Dr. Tariq Sultan Bin Khadem, vice president; Ali Salem Al Midfa, member; Sultan bin Butti Al Muhairi, member; Iman Rashid Saif, member and Hessa Mohammed Al Hammadi, member.

The committee shall add more members if needed, with the approval of SEC. It shall report directly to SEC.

As per the decision, the specialisations of the committee are to be setting standards and conditions related to the volunteering of Sharjah Government employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. Organising and launching volunteering initiatives in the emirate of Sharjah in relation to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coordinating with concerned entities to launch volunteering initiatives in the emirate of Sharjah through the Sharjah Volunteering Centre of Sharjah Social Services Department. Any other specialities as assigned by Sharjah Executive Council.

The decision specified the powers of the committee as follows:

- Setting standards and regulations related to volunteering Sharjah Government employees during the outbreak of the coronavirus outbreak.

- Organising and coordinating the launching of voluntary initiatives in the Emirate of Sharjah to combat the outbreak of the outbreak of virus.

- Coordination with the competent authorities to launch the voluntary initiatives available in the Emirate of Sharjah through the Sharjah Voluntary Center of the Department of Social Services in the Emirate of Sharjah.

- Any other functions referred to the committee by the Executive Council of the Emirate of Sharjah.

Provided that the committee abides by the decisions and instructions issued by the competent authorities regarding volunteering.

The term of membership in the committee starts from its first meeting and ends with the end of the purpose for which it was formed.

The membership of the committee shall start with the first meeting and end when the purpose of the committee ends.

The committee shall meet by invitation of its president of their representative whenever needed and shall only be held with the majority of member attending.

Decisions and recommendations of the committee must be taken by the majority of voting and in case of tied votes, the voting goes to the side of the president or their representative.

The committee may form sub-committees to support it in the performance of its tasks. It may also seek the assistance of the competent bodies to obtain administrative, technical and financial support and seek the assistance of experts, consultants and expert houses of expertise in all matters related to its work, and it may cooperate with other relevant bodies.

All entities in Sharjah shall facilitate the duties of the committee to achieve its goals.

The Chairman of the Committee shall issue the administrative decisions necessary for the proper functioning of the Committee and the implementation of the provisions of this decision.

The Decision shall be effective from the date of its issuance and other competent authorities should implement its provisions each in its respective field, and shall be published in the Official Gazette.

Recently, the Sharjah Police General Command represented by the Customer Happiness Centre launched a package of services directed at the medical staff and employees working in the health field in the Emirate of Sharjah.

Lt. Col. Khalid Muhammad Al Kay, Director of the Traffic Services Centre, said that the Sharjah Police were keen to upgrade the services provided to the public, in line with the government's approach for the happiness of the customers, and to provide them with the best services.

Al Kay added that the service package for the medical staff is to launch a hotline in cooperation with the Sharjah Medical District to complete all traffic transactions, provided by the Ministry of Interior, on its website, UAEMOI, by contacting the centre’s employees via the hotline, which has been allocated to them or via e-mail. This is in addition to the WhatsApp service, which was provided to the Sharjah Medical District in advance, where the customer service centres complete their transactions immediately without the need to review the service centres and deliver it to their workplaces.

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