Emergency Medical Technicians recruitment in the UAE: the cooperation of National Ambulance and HCT

National Ambulance and the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) will collaborate to train and recruit a new generation of UAE National Emergency Medical Technicians.

National Ambulance and Higher Colleges of Technology signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, during a virtual open day hosted by the emergency medical services association for HCT students currently enrolled in its Health Sciences programme. The aim would be to enrol and train new Emergency Medical Technicians.

New generation of Emergency Medical Technicians in the UAE: the project of the National Ambulance

As reported by the Emirates News Agency, Dr Abdullatif Al Shamsi, HCT President and CEO, and Ahmed Saleh Al Hajeri, National Ambulance CEO, remotely signed the MoU, in the attendance of officials from both parties and HCT students who attended the virtual open day.

The parties will collaborate to provide an annual sponsorship, training and employment opportunities for up to 20 students enrolled in the Emergency Medical Services, EMS, programme.

The sustainable commitment to the support and empowerment of young Emiratis to boost “Emiratisation” efforts in the field of pre-hospital emergency medical services while raising healthcare standards in line with national strategies comes by the collaboration of these two parties. In addition, both the organizations will develop programme content and collaborate to undertake academic and applied research in topics relevant to emergency services.

How COVID-19 influences the emergency world and the job of the Emergency Medical Technicians in the UAE

Ahmed Saleh Al Hajeri, National Ambulance’s Chief Executive Officer allegedly said: “COVID-19 has confirmed that the health and safety of our community are paramount. Only by working together can we defeat the pandemic and build the health resources that ensure our safety, now and in the future.”

It seems that there will be further partnerships with other academic institutions in support of the Emiratisation of the UAE medical sector in the country.

On the other hand, the HTC President and CEO stressed the importance of the partnership with National Ambulance as “a collaborative effort aimed at achieving a common goal of supporting the preparation of national human capital specialised in emergency medical services offered as part of the HCT’s Health Sciences programmes aimed at providing the UAE’s vital health sector with competent and highly skilled local talent.”

HCT’s EMS programme is offered in its Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Sharjah campuses with a current enrolment of 278 students and a total of 143 male and female graduates, to date. Under the two-year MoU, the collaboration will focus on enhancing the EMS programme and its training facilities, with the formation of a joint working team to oversee the programme’s ongoing success. These endeavours will also include providing opportunities for HCT students and faculty to participate in academic and applied research initiatives by National Ambulance, as well as organising events and conferences.

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