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Mariecar Jara-Puyod, Senior Reporter
Improving technology and digitalisation have sure contributed to the coping of countries and governments with the one-year-old Novel Coronavirus pandemic. Yet, the most compelling realisation is that health is the key to happiness, dependent on one’s attitude and perspective in life; and for which each and every individual must be responsible for.
Aster DM Healthcare deputy managing director Alisha Moopen emphasised this a number of times on Monday. She was among the featured speakers at “The First ABLF Talks Virtual Conclave” (12:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. UAE time).
ABLF stands for the Asian Business Leadership Forum. Under the patronage of UAE Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Economy, this is said to be a gathering of the brightest minds from world’s largest continent by land size and the most populated at approximately 4.7 billion. Three fora took place last quarter of 2020.
The 2021 theme was “Innovative Strategies for a Decade of Challenges-Asia 2020-2030.” Moopen’s take on the developments and future of global healthcare was discussed at “The Crisis: A Catalyst for a Tech-Led Future.”
For a start, she said: “Health has to be the top national agenda always, and I think it is heartening to see the positive traction at all levels to prioritise healthcare as a silver lining from this dreaded pandemic. The year has started with positive news of vaccinations which has been fast-tracked by so many countries and the quickest to-market product we have ever seen in the history of mankind.” “Administering billions of people will require new models, coordination across partners and technology enablers to make this happen as quickly and effectively as possible,” Moopen continued.
She also said: “The pandemic has fast-tracked technological adoption by almost 10 times and has turned the world into one virtual connected platform, bringing people closer together and providing an easy solution to many modern world problems. Moopen expressed gratitude to the ABLF Organising Committee for “setting the pathway for a sustainable future.”
Asked by the moderator to expound on her dictum of “Healthiness is Happiness,” Moopen pointed out that “as human beings and social beings” whose interactions are part and parcel of every day life, everyone should self-care. This involves all the physical, social, emotional, psychological and spiritual aspects of health since a lack in any, would, at some point delay or derail what needs to be done: “Let us focus on our health. It is the journey to happiness.”
Being in isolation without access to gyms and sports clubs should not mean people stop exercising. Daily exercise plays an important role in helping to maintain a healthy immune system.
The initiative, which was implemented in cooperation with Sharjah’s Family Health Promotion Centre, and Huawei, comes as part of the ministry’s efforts being made to contain the spread of coronavirus, using the latest Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies and fifth generation technology (5G).
A Reproductive Health Medicine specialist who has made the UAE his home base since almost 10 years back said Novel Coronavirus (COVID19) has not slackened the interest of couples in assisted reproductive health (ARH) and that among the major concerns is whether pregnancy would mean a “higher risk” for the dreaded infectious disease.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (DEWA’s) Jebel Ali Power Generation & Water Production Complex has been confirmed by Guinness World Records as the largest single-site natural gas power generation facility in the world.
An Emirati couple in Abu Dhabi is grateful for the support they have received, giving their seven-month old identical twins, found to be suffering from a rare disease, the chance to live and enjoy life.
A research team of undergraduate students at Khalifa University of Science and Technology have designed and implemented a complete prototype of an electric flying car. This research, which was presented as a graduation project, marks the beginning of futuristic flying cars that will be developed and manufactured in the UAE.
Pursuant to the directives of Sheikh Sultan, the Directorate of Human Resources, in co-ordination and co-operation with all government departments, authorities and institutions in the emirate employed 73 job seekers in January and February.
Dr Tariq Sultan Bin Khadim, Member of Sharjah Executive Council, affirmed that Sheikh Sultan is keen on launching initiatives and issuing directives and decisions for supporting the employment of national cadres and enhance their competitive capabilities to enter the labor market according to corporate plans and strategies and lead the sustainable government development processes.