Readiness of Central slaughterhouse for Eid Al Adha

His Excellency Abdulrahman Mohammed Al Nuaimi, Director General of Municipality and Planning Department in Ajman, inspected the work of the Central slaughterhouse to ensure that it is fully prepared to receive Eid al-Adha sacrifices and is closely committed to all health and safety standards.


This was during a his Excellency’s field tour in the slaughterhouse accompanied by Eng. Khaled Moeen Al Hosani, Executive Director of Public Health and Environment Sector, Eng. Abdullah Al Tamimi, Head of Public Health Department and a delegation of veterinarians from the sector.



His Excellency stressed that every year the slaughterhouse sets a precise and clear plan to accommodate all the requests received, especially during the Eid Al Adha, and that the employees do their best to increase working hours before Eid to ensure the readiness of all the mechanisms and direct supervision on the precautionary maintenance of equipment and tools  in the slaughterhouse and the availability of modern equipment and advanced technologies that accelerate the slaughter processing to save a lot of time and effort.


His Excellency explained that the Central slaughterhouse counts on trained cadres of veterinarians to examine the sacrifices before and after the slaughter and to ensure safety in order to protect the health of consumers in addition to the experienced working teams qualified to deal properly with the sacrifices from the receipt until the completion of slaughter process, indicating that the slaughterhouse staff will take day and night shifts to keep the slaughterhouse open for all during Eid al-Adha to meet all the needs of the public.



His Excellency pointed out that the efforts of the workers in the slaughterhouse have intensified during the past period in order to be able to process larger number of sacrifice this year. The slaughterhouse announced that the number of animals to be slaughtered is estimated at 4,100 including 4000 goats and sheep and 80 cows, in addition to 20 camels. He indicated that the slaughterhouse is always striving to receive more sacrifices and is keen on continuous improvement. The sacrifices of last year reached 3343, which shows a tangible success and remarkable development in the central slaughterhouse.


His Excellency said that the Department is keen to coordinate with the external bodies to facilitate movement of the public coming to the slaughterhouse on Eid al-Adha and to organize the pace of work around the clock where it will cooperate with AIMSGroup for the periodic disposal of waste due to increased productivity in addition to coordination with Ajman police to regulate the traffic in and out the slaughterhouse. The Department will also coordinate with the Civil Defense as a precautionary measure for the safety of all.


Intensive equipment


For his part, Engineer Al-Tamimi presented a detailed presentation to the Director General of the Department about the proactive steps taken by the workers in the slaughterhouse before Eid al-Adha, indicating that the work was underway to establish a permanent sunshade for the sheep reception area to protect customers and employees from the heat of the sun and to install desert air conditioners in the sheep reception area to reduce the temperature for the customers and employees in addition to the completion of the systems of giving numbers to small and large cattle to ensure full accuracy and facilitate the delivery of sacrifices to customers.


Al-Tamimi said that the department provided the slaughterhouse with the latest tools and equipment for slaughtering and skinning, in addition to providing work uniforms to be distributed to the butchers  and workers as well as buying a new refrigerator car with 4.2 tons capacity to be used in transporting the carcasses when needed. He pointed out that attention to public safety is the goal we seek in the slaughterhouse, following the environmental safety criteria in all areas of work as the blood resulting from bleeding after slaughtering operations is not removed to the sewerage system and otherwise collected inside an underground container to be pumped into a special container outside the slaughterhouse as well as following sanitary methods of disposal of meat unsuitable for consumption under the supervision of veterinarian as well as providing of adequate  quantities of detergents and disinfectants for cleaning after work.


Al-Tamimi spoke about the procedures followed for slaughtering in the slaughterhouse in accordance with the international standards and the quality and safety standards. The workers receive the sacrificial animal for thorough examination which is then carefully examined by the veterinarians to ensure their safety and free of diseases and determine its validity for human consumption. Each animal the will be given a certain unique number for its owner and is moved into separate barns according to its type in preparation for slaughter in the hall reserved for the process to put the seals of  its validity and handed to the customers in  eco-friendly bags. He called upon members of the community to commit to slaughter sacrifice only in the central slaughterhouse to avoid health risks.



The Department will continue to provide some of its services to the public throughout Eid Al Adha

In the same context, the Director General announced that the Department will continue to provide some of its services to the internal and external public throughout the Eid, under the direct directives of His Highness Sheikh Rashid Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, the Head of the Department, for his keenness to provide all amenities for citizens, residents of Ajman and visitors from inside and outside the UAE.


Intensive inspection campaigns


He stressed that qualified stuff in the Department will continue working hours during the Eid to observe the butcheries and meat shops to ensure their safety and fitness for human consumption and the field inspectors each according to nature and place of their work and to perform their duties to maintain the safety and security of all members of society.



Free parking

He said that the pre-paid parks will be free during Eid Al-Adha until the first official working days, indicating that the decision includes all areas of the Emirate of Ajman to provide luxury and comfort for citizens, residents and visitor in the Emirate to celebrate the holidays and happy events.


Ajman Gardens are open for all

He added that the gardens will be open to everyone from 10 am to 10 pm to provide a fun family atmosphere. The event will include a series of educational and recreational competitions, inviting members of the community to take advantage of the Eid Al Adha holiday services provided by the Departmant to enjoy a happy time in Eid Al-Adha, may Allah repeat it for all of us in prosperity and blessings.


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