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Dubai Health Authority Launches First Paperless Electronic Financial System

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) launched its first integrated electronic financial system.

The Smart Dubai Government Establishment revealed that the DHA is the first government entity in Dubai to adopt the smart system, which covers all external and internal financial transactions involving all suppliers dealing with DHA departments and sectors.

The DHA has started automating its systems and services to dispose of paper transactions, following the announcement of His Highness Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, who stated that the emirate of Dubai will celebrate the end of the governmental paper-transaction era by issuing last printed government document in 2021.

This is also part of the vision of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to transform the Government of Dubai into a smart government.

DHA announced the launch of the new paperless financial system during a meeting attended by His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director General of the DHA and Eid El Sabbagh Manager of Financial Applications at Dubai Smart Government.

Through the adoption of the "Smart Resource Management System” and “Smart Expense System", the DHA finally eliminated all paper financial transactions of suppliers, as well as internal transactions of DHA sectors and departments as it has successfully completed 11,651 transactions electronically from November 2016 until yesterday, as an experimental phase before the operational launch of the system.

Al Qutami said the authority, with the support of His Highness Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and ​President of the DHA, has taken significant steps to get rid of paper transactions through its initiatives, apps and smart programs.

Al Qutami highlighted that this system will help bring about qualitative transformation and optimal investment in the financial resources It will increase efficiency and increase compatibility between the Department of Finance and the Financial Audit Department at DHA.

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