GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >> Healthcare and Medicine

 
  Share

UAE, August 5, 2017 - In adherence with the declaration of 2017 as the Year of Giving by HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, the Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP) launched the Al Kheir Clinic at the Muhaisnah Health Center in Mirdif City Centre. The new clinic was launched I n cooperation with Dar Al-Bar Association and MOHAP Strategic partners

The mobile clinics were inaugurated by His Excellency (H.E.) Dr. Hussein Abdulrahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for Health Centres and Clinics, MOHAP, in the presence of H.E. Nasser Al Badoor, Assistant Undersecretary, MOHAP and Director of Dubai Healthcare City, several medical professionals, media personalities and social media influencers endorsing and supporting the UAE Anti-Smoking campaign.

The clinic aims to provide all smoking cessation services to all citizens, smokers and non-smokers alike, especially those wishing to quit smoking. Services include the dissemination of pamphlets and leaflets on the effects of smoking—further motivating smokers to quit, as well as providing them with key medical advice. The clinic offered free medical tests such as blood pressure measurement, body mass and concentration of carbon monoxide and advising patients on appropriate treatments based on the latest scientific methods.

This initiative falls under the vision of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE to declare 2017 as the 'Year of Giving,' and complements the Ministry's move to adopt initiatives that are aimed to play a key role in the efforts to reduce and curb smoking to protect public health from the serious risks that it can cause. These efforts play a significant part in the promotion of health and the further prevention of tobacco-induced diseases. We urge everyone, smokers in particular, to visit these free mobile clinics and take of advantage of the free services being offered.

Al-Amal Hospital for Psychiatry and Addiction treatment provides employees at its hospitals headquarters, with consulting and diagnostic services, in cooperation with its partners. The hospital has also developed year-long treatment plans at many of the Ministry's hospitals. In addition, a number of administrators, doctors, nurses and pharmacists have volunteered to work at charity clinics, outside of their official working hours.

The clinic provides screenings for employees, including blood, cholesterol and diabetes tests, in addition to organizing health awareness campaigns. Employees are also referred to nutrition clinics. Private medical companies were contracted to provide the clinic with the necessary equipment, while the medical team provides counseling to reduce the number of cases of depression and insomnia. Some patients are referred to specialized clinics for heart, bone and diabetes tests.

Dr. Abdul Aziz Al Zarooni, Director of Al Amal Hospital, noted that the move supports Al-Amal's commitment towards supporting the Year of Giving, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and charitable values, Al Zarooni also noted that the Al-Amal hospital has provided many health and diagnostic services for number of workers. Moreover, a number of hospital medical staff volunteered to work at charity clinics outside of official working hours, to support its humanitarian efforts.

A team from the Amal Hospital for Mental Health visited the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children's Care, to provide medical and psychological counseling to woman and children of all age groups. The Dubai Foundation for Women and Children cares for women who have been victims of domestic violence, abused children, and victims of trafficking. Victims are offered immediate protection and support services.

Al Kheir services include a range of comprehensive medical tests, examinations and psychometric evaluations to identify disorders such as anxiety, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), behavioral problems in children and adults, and other psychological disorders that require therapy and support.

Dubai Foundation for Woman and Children presented Al-Amal Hospital with a certificate of appreciation, and in recognition of their efforts to provide free assessments to patients of the foundation.

Al-Amal Hospital also organized an awareness campaign in cooperation with Dubai Police's Department of Community Happiness, through which they educate 30 students from different public and private schools about mental disorders, and the dangers of addition to psychotropic substances. Students were also able to take part in recreational activities at the hospital, including handicrafts, art, yoga, dance and others.

Dr. Sharifa Al Emadi, Deputy Director Al-Amal Hospital noted that organizing awareness programs and providing free medical examinations supports the Year of Giving initiative, launched by HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to consolidate the spirit of philanthropy and volunteerism. This supports the national policy for mental health, and efforts aimed at raising awareness among the youth, while reducing the negative perception towards psychological patients, to help better re-integrate them into society.



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 4941 times
Posted on : Sunday, August 6, 2017  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Ministry of Health & Prevention calls on holidaymakers to visit Traveler Health Clinics before visit...
Next Story : Aster announces more Healthcare Projects in Kerala
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Michael Kors Presents Spring 2018 Jewelry
Max Fashion #ForgetFilters Campaign Celebrates Living for the Moment
Malabar Gold & Diamonds makes historic gain Opens 11 showrooms in a day across 6...
IKEA Welcomes Children in-store to Spread Love for the Arabic Language as Part o...
Sports Bras Banishing Bounce by 83% arrive in store
LG Exploring New Commercial Opportunities With Expanding Robot Portfolio
Transform Your Lips With Glitter Flip Liquid Lipsticks from Ciaté London
We Sheet You Not! Foreo Announces End of Face Mask Epidemic
Transform Your Skin In 2018 with QNET's Revolutionary Elixa Skincare
Experience the ultimate beauty extravaganza as MyBeautyFest kicks off with the i...
Qabala joins Air Arabia's Azerbaijan network
Golden Bridge Rectangle Diamonds designed to dazzle
Michael Kors Presents Spring 2018 Watches
AIGNER Love
New Year, New Skincare!
Bubble Clown by Matt Barnes
Coach presents the Grand Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch Collection
OMEGA and Pyeongchang 2018
Land Rover's 70th Anniversary Begins With Restoration of ‘Missing' Original 4x4
Garden Party Style and Cult Classics: Swatch Launches Spring-summer 2018 Collection
Corum Bubble Art For Those Who Appreciate A Work Of Art
Shimmering Gilda takes on a silvery sheen
Marine Torpilleur Military made for men who chart their own destiny
Joyalukkas grows presence in Singapore with new showroom on Serangoon Road
New Year – New Savings now with Al-Futtaim Honda
Spring/Summer 18' Beauty Picks from Missha Cosmetics
Samsung Delivers Vision for Open and Intelligent IoT Experiences to Simplify Eve...
Samsung Electronics' 2018 Smart TVs Become First to be Industry-Certified for En...
Scuderia Ferrari presents the latest RedRev Watch Collection
Dubai Culture Organises ‘Carnival of Ideas'
EUROSTAR presents seven global tech majors at CABSAT 2018
Signature Scents for Your Home
Malabar Gold & Diamonds strengthens its global position as a leading jewellery r...
Nissan and NASA extend research into autonomous mobility services
Nissan reaffirms importance of electrification at World Future Energy Summit
World Future Energy Summit's inaugural Mobility Conference to discuss future of ...
Dubai Tour team line-up announced: 16 teams of seven riders at the start
Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council Completes Verification of Fuel Meters a...
Mashreq Bank offering credit cards for every passion
Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Launches a Venture Capital Fund to Invest Up to $1 Bil...
Panasonic Jaguar Racing Set Their Sights on Marrakesh E-Prix
HP Fuels the Future of Computing at CES 2018
Mido's Baroncelli Prisma - A sparkling play of prisms enhanced by 51 diamonds'
Governments to Signal Support for IRENA Key Role in Global Energy Transformation
ZAKK Air specialised headset for athletes launched in UAE
LG's Award-winning 4k Uhd Projector to Debut at CES 2018
HH Sheikh Hasher Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum opens CABSAT 2018
Dallas Picks Ericsson for Smart Cities Traffic Solution
Property Remains Preffered 2018 Investment Asset for UAE Residents
His Highness Sheikh Hasher bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum Visits du's Stand on ...