Institution recognized at Asian Leadership Awards for innovative service and leadership
Drives such as Corporate Hygiene Audits, Mental Health Helpline, Mass COVID-19 Awareness campaigns acknowledged
August 1, 2021; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:For its unique, pioneering and comprehensive online COVID-19 Rehabilitation Program launched this year in association with ARISE UAE, RAK Hospital bagged the ‘Best Innovative Service’ award at the 19th Asia edition of the Asian Leadership Awards. ARISE, the Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies, is a network of private sector entities led by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR).
Furthermore, Dr. Raza Siddiqui, the Executive Director of RAK Hospital also received the ‘Best Innovative Leader’ honor for his inventive, community driven approach and initiatives taken during the pandemic. Asian Leadership Awards recognizes passionate leaders and organizations with a vision to create a sustainable future.
‘We are humbled to be bestowed with two titles and to have won these prestigious awards from the forum. Moreover, I am delighted to announce that our COVID-19 rehabilitation program is a one-of-a-kind integrated initiative enhancing the lives of recovering COVID-19 patients as they struggle due to long-COVID symptoms. The holistically designed concept is reaching out to people from around the world; helping them enjoy a better quality of life”, commented Dr. Raza Siddiqui.
Led by Arabian Wellness & Lifestyle Management, RAK Hospital’s wellness division, this comprehensive program combines the expertise of a multidisciplinary team comprising of physicians, nutritionists, psychologists and physiotherapists who have worked hard to develop and deliver this idea.
Other community driven campaigns by the hospital under the able leadership of Dr. Raza Siddiqui include Corporate Hygiene Audits, Cold & Flu Clinic, A Mental Health Helpline, Regular staff screenings for infection prevention, Introduction of an antibody treatment for COVID-19 alongside consistent awareness drives through social media, regular educative webinars, consultations and helplines amongst other things.
“Our Corporate Hygiene Audits conducted for over 65 Ras Al Khaimah based companies has helped thousandsofemployees stay safe. These audits were highly effective in preventing the spread of COVID-19 as suggestedprotocolshelpedbreak thesurfacecontactchain”, added Dr. Siddiqui.
Besides taking extra measures and precautions to ensure the health and safety of its patients, the hospital laid equal emphasis on the health and wellbeing of all its employees. Therefore, since the beginning of the pandemic, all members of the staff go through regular screening, now every week to prevent the virus spread. A special quarantine facility, complete with all amenities was also created for the employees. Moreover, despite several challenges because of the pandemic, the hospital still ensured there were no layoffs, salary cuts or decrease in privileges for any of the staff members as employees’ happiness remained its top priority.