Ministry of Health & Prevention announces schedule for ‘Visiting Consultants Program’ for December 2019

  • Ministry to bring in 25 highly skilled consultants, specialized in various disciplines
  • Consultants coming from seven American hospitals, six European, four Arab, three Asian

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has unveiled the Visiting Consultants Program for the month of December 2019.

An elite group of more than 25 consultants from seven renowned American hospitals, six European, four Arab, three Asian, will visit ten hospitals that operate under the umbrella of ministry to offer advanced diagnostic and therapeutic services to patients, according to the latest global practices.

The visiting consultants will be checking out the Al Qassimi Hospital, Khorfakkan Hospital, Al Qassimi Women & Children’s Hospital in Sharjah, Ibrahim Bin Hamad Obaidullah and Saqr Hospitals in Ras Al Khaimah, Masafi, Fujairah and Dibba Hospitals in Fujairah, Al Kuwait and Al Amal Hospital in Dubai.

21 Medical Specialties

They will offer examination along with analysis and therapeutic services in numerous specialties, including ophthalmology, anesthesiology and pain management, pediatric interventional cardiology, pediatric allergy and immunology, bariatric surgery, pediatric ophthalmology, nephrology, psychiatry (Addiction).

Other specialties also include ophthalmology (Cataract and Retinal Surgery), pediatric cardiology, pulmonology, emergency medicine, obstetrics and gynecology (Robotic Surgery), orthopedics (Spine), geriatrics, cardiovascular surgery, adult psychiatry, endocrinology (diabetes), orthopedics, ophthalmology (plastic and reconstructive surgery), and physiotherapy.

Qualitative Shift

Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Sharif, Director of the MoHAP’s Visiting Consultants Office, stressed that the ministry has noticed tangible improvements in most cases that received treatment from the visiting physicians, without the need to travel abroad.

“There is no doubt the program has brought about a qualitative shift in terms of providing diagnostic and therapeutic consultations and surgeries to patients. This highlights the ministry’s keenness to deliver comprehensive and integrated healthcare services using innovative and sustainable methods”, he said.

And what makes it even more special is not only the various medical specialties it covers, neither the numerous services it provides, but also the medical crew, which features highly qualified and experienced doctors, who will enrich the UAE’s medical scene with new expertise and treatment methods, Al Sharif added.

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