Thursday, 19 March 2020

The Kanoo Group adopts protective measures due to coronavirus outbreak


Say No to Panic & Say Yes to Precaution


The Kanoo Group adopts protective measures due to coronavirus outbreak
The Kanoo Group conducts mandatory temperature checks to all employees and guests when entering the office premises in Dubai, UAE

Dubai, UAE: The Kanoo Group is instituting a number of protocols in response to the coronavirus outbreak, including barring employees from going to work when sick and mandating temperature checks through contactless thermometer to all employees and guests when entering the office premises.

The company may decide to restrict or deny entry to any person with symptoms of influenza and illness and give them advice to undergo further screening by the Dubai Health Authority when suspected to having the COVID-19.

Although The Kanoo Group has so far zero cases for the novel coronavirus, the HR Department headed by Ms. Maha Kanoo, General Manager – UAE & Oman (HR & Marketing) has sent out circulars to all employees outlining several measures to prevent outbreaks and has given detailed information on the numbers to call in case of emergency, including the steps for booking a COVID-19 Test provided that a person meets the criteria set by world health experts.

Earlier last week, HR also instructed employees to fill up a Travel Declaration Form for those who have travelled to infected countries within the last 28 days. Those who have travelled in these areas were asked to go through self-quarantine for a certain period, before re-joining.

The Kanoo Group has also increased sanitary protocols such as installing sanitizers in all workplace public areas and increased employee awareness on frequent hand washing. It also has distributed a number of masks to each of the divisions.

To respond to any critical situation in the future, The Kanoo Group has also formed a Quick Response Team to attend to any calls for guidance on critical situation at any given time.

The Kanoo Group adopts protective measures due to coronavirus outbreak
Employee uses hand sanitizer installed
across The Kanoo Group premises
Addressing the employees, Ms. Maryam Al Busaidy, HR Manager, Employee Services & Emiratisation (UAE & Oman) said, “We would highly appreciate your cooperation to keep our workspace as safe as possible. We also encourage others to schedule their travel plans for a later time.”

Mr. Mohammad Tariq, HR Manager (UAE & Oman) added, “We are implementing as much as possible the most effective measures to monitor, screen and protect the health of our employees. Everyone’s safety and well-being are the highest priority of The Kanoo Group.”

The World Health Organization has advised the public on basic protective measures against the new coronavirus including washing hands frequently with soap and water, or using alcohol-based hand rub; maintaining social distancing (at least 1 metre (3 feet) with people suffering from cough or fever; avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth; practicing respiratory hygiene (covering mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue when coughing or sneezing) and avoiding physical contact when greeting such as shaking hands.

Further, to those who have recently visited infected areas, they are advised to stay at home if they begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and slight runny nose, until they recover. If they develop fever, cough and difficulty breathing, they are advised to seek medical attention promptly as this may be due to a respiratory infection or other serious condition. 

Tariq further advised, “Follow our HR guidelines released from time to time, and stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Also follow advice given by our healthcare provider, our national and local public health authority on how to protect yourself and others from the COVID-19. Don’t panic, don’t spread rumours as it may involve penal action by law.”

“Be polite towards colleagues who are showing flu symptoms and practice self-isolation in case of sickness. Be supportive, careful, alert, and kind.”

The Kanoo Group has also planned disinfection measures across its premises which will be carried out the soonest.


Tuesday, 28 January 2020

The Kanoo Group successfully concludes the 21st blood donation campaign


Blood Donation Campaign 2020 at The Kanoo Group

Dubai, UAE: As part of its ongoing commitment to promote a culture of social responsibility and to support government initiatives, The Kanoo Group once again concluded a successful blood donation campaign, in partnership with Dubai Blood Donation Center – Latifa Hospital, on 23rd January 2020.

Held at The Kanoo Group premises in Karama, Dubai, the 21st blood donation campaign drew the participation of 99 registered donations from staff and members of The Kanoo Group. The day-long campaign resulted in 75 successful donors after the standard screening.

Ms Maha Kanoo, Head of HR and Marketing–The Kanoo Group (UAE & Oman), said, “We are honoured to be supporting this yearly cause at The Kanoo Group which promotes the values of unity among our employees as responsible members of our society. It also raises community awareness about the importance of blood donation and its role in saving many lives.”

“Through this initiative, we achieve aligned goals with the government to help patients with thalassemia, anaemia, accident sufferers, and other illnesses, as well as support government hospital blood banks in providing a safe and adequate supply of blood,” she added.

On the recently concluded campaign, Mr Ali Islim, Marketing Manager (UAE & Oman), said, “Special thanks to every blood donor. Your donations make a big difference in the lives of many patients. Because of your generosity, lives will be saved.”

“We are grateful to the Management mainly to Ms Maha Kanoo and Mr Fahad Kanoo for their support in again making this initiative possible; to our team (Marketing) for organising the event and Property and HR teams for their support, and to everyone at The Kanoo Group who continuously believe in this great cause.”
“We hope that you continue to be a part of this regular important event, and we hope that our numbers increase as we move to the next. Together, we can make a difference,” he concluded.

The Kanoo Group lastly gave tokens of appreciation to all contributors of the blood donation campaign–a customised watch with The Kanoo Group emblem, which was generally well-received by employees.

Below is the list of registered donations from The Kanoo Group’s 21st Blood Campaign:

1
Syed Azhar Syed Abdul Gaffar
2
Mohamed Haji Nawaskhan Abdul Kareem
3
Abdul Haseeb Butt Abdul Latif
4
Mohammed Ismail Saleh Alahwal
5
Mohamed Halik Allah Bash
6
Rahmatullah Ansari
7
Noufal Chirayil Ashraf
8
Hemanth Kumar Gopal Attavar
9
Andresita Fernandez AUAYANG
10
Vivek Pottekkat Balakrishnan
11
Abdulkadir Abdulhusen Bandukwala
12
Raheem Baba Bekur
13
Ram Chandra Bhattarai
14
Ganesh Bhusal
15
Bernadeth Coloma Bolalin
16
Cynthia Reena Cardoza
17
Sarachandra Chandran
18
Claire Anne Maramag Concepcion
19
Carol Odono Danila
20
Liyanage Dilki Dushani De Silva
21
Pooja Devnani Prakash Devnani
22
Clement Dsouza
23
Saji Pathayil Abraham Eapen Abraham
24
Sreeraman Ganapathy
25
Lal Bux Ghanghro
26
Lijo Gilbert
27
Melissa Gonsalves
28
Malien Asanka Halangoda
29
Dinesh Diwakar Hegde
30
Mir Nofil Manzoor Manzoor Hussain
31
Mohamed Fazmin Hussain
32
Mudassar Farooq Farooq I Azam
33
Shafiullah Mohamed Ibrahim
34
Shoaib Iqbal
35
Anas Bin Rafat Rafat Islam Usmani
36
Renjith Valliayyathu John
37
Hegde Rajesh Keshav K Keshav Hegde
38
Ramesh Varakkoth Kalliatan
39
Khem Bahadur Karki
40
Abrar Ahmed Khan
41
Balaram Khuntia
42
Premanath Mohan Kotian
43
Venkatesan Kayathur Krishnaswamy
44
CHAITNYA KUMAR
45
Jacob Poikayil Kunjappan
46
Sundar Liwang
47
Joy Sayson De Los Santos
48
Ismail Kather Maideen
49
Eddy Ndungu Makara
50
Abishek Manikandan
51
Shine Mathew Charuvil Mathai Mathew
52
Assaad Mawad
53
Asma Begum Adil Miah
54
Mohamed Nuski Arafath Mohamed Akram
55
Mudassir Adeel Mohammad
56
Muhammad Faraz Alam Khan Muhammad Ayaz
57
Muhammad Umair Awan Muhammad Ilyas Awan
58
Muhammed Faraj Muhammed Nissam
59
Rafaz Mulla
60
Waqar Ahmed Syed Munir Ul Hassan Zaidi
61
Umeshkumar Kaithaparambu Muralidharan
62
Ajaruddeen Pyati Nabisab
63
Irfan Abdul Latif Naik
64
Pyaliliston Olivera
65
Mohamed Atef Kamel Omar
66
Aydell Tiangco Padua
67
Haris Notti Parambath
68
Rijesh Paravante Parambath
69
Narayanan Ayakkad Parasuram
70
Telge Chatura Piyamantha Peiris
71
Benita Bruno Pereira
72
Prasanth Pozhath Manghat
73
Shaju Nelliparambil Prakasan
74
Mansoor Pullat
75
Lini Bachu Mathew Purammattam Lalu Joseph
76
Arun Samandan Puthiyadam
77
Tennangara Patabadige Virosh Rehan Perera
78
Melbon Layga Remoblas
79
Valentino Victorino Reyes
80
Fides Tiongson San Diego
81
Mahlon Aaron Satkunam
82
Bahaa Shahab El Deen
83
Kashimsab Shaikh
84
Rahul Sharma
85
Girisha Siddappa Siddappa S
86
Katukurundage Duminda Prasad Silva
87
Jacklyn Espadon Sobria
88
Syed Nayeemullah Syed Arab
89
Abdul Rasheed Thanikkad
90
Sandra Magdalene Thuring
91
Saleem Vayappurath
92
Shaju Vijayan
93
Rejeesh Kuppisserichira Vijayappan
94
Mae Angelique Cana Villarante
95
Neena Xavier
96
Tito Thomas Younan
97
Mohammed Ibrahim Liakhat Ali Yousuff
98
Jaber Abdallah Mohamad Zanda 
99
Assaad Mawad 
See also: The Kanoo Group hosts the 20th Kanoo Blood Donation Drive

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