It was once said by Shaikh Mohammad bin Rashid al Maktoum Vice-President, Prime minister and Ruler of the UAE “We are building a new reality for our people, a new future for our children, and a new model of development” and this news is truly a major step towards this goal.
Gulf news has recently updated today Sunday 10th December 2017 ,that Dubai Health Authority (DHA) created in June 2007, has declared ‘Basma’ the step planned by Dubai Mandatory Health Insurance Company that involves complete screening and treatment of patients diagnosed with three kinds of cancers i.e. cervical, breast and colorectal cancers . The number of patients diagnosed with cancer are increasing day by day all around the world in which the most common cancer is breast cancer, cervical cancer and prostate cancer.
The idea behind this initiative is to detect the early stage of the disease through screening and start the treatment process as soon as possible. Patients mostly detect these deadly diseases in the last stage and due to that they could end up becoming difficult to get cured. ‘Basma’ plan could thus help patients to get treated accordingly through complete supervision and care by the company. The screening process is the best way to detect cancer in an early stage. According to the Dubai Mandatory Health Insurance scheme the total coverage of the insurer was limited to Dhs 150, 000, but now it has no limitation because they’ve decided to give full coverage until the treatment has been fully cured. Their goal is to provide an improved health care service, satisfying and supporting the cause throughout the city. Currently the Company has introduced screening for new born, diabetic and heart patients. Further they are planning to introduce screening for Hepatitis C patients in future.
Hence, this new initiative of life saving program is definitely a strong and commendable step towards a more holistic medical cover for the residents of UAE.