AHS to run complimentary public health initiatives in Al Ain during Ramadan

June 25, 2014 8:14 am

Ambulatory Healthcare Services (AHS), a SEHA health system facility, in conjunction with Al Jimi Mall in Al Ain is set to run a series of free public health initiatives staring from 22 June to 19 July at Al Jimi Mall. The initiative has been organized to coincide with the holy month of Ramadan.

An experienced medical team comprising a physician, dietician and two nurses will offer complimentary screening for blood pressure, weight, height and glucose levels.

Upon request, the AHS team will also review the medical history of individuals and refer them to specialists for further consultation as required. The dedicated AHS kiosks will additionally deliver health awareness programs through expert led talks and handouts.

Dr. Mouza Al Kuwaiti, Health Education Committee Chair and Oud Al Touba Clinic Manager, at AHS commented, “Promoting a healthy lifestyle and creating awareness about the common health issues during Ramadan are important priorities for AHS in its preparations for the holy month. Although Ramadan is a month of exercising self-restraint, some habits such excessive eating after Iftar, which is against the very principle of the holy month, may lead to severe health problems. In addition, patients that suffer from chronic diseases or take medication may need to take additional precautions. As Ramadan this year falls during one of the hottest months of the year, we need to enhance people’s understanding about the lifestyle changes and proper eating habits during the fasting month to help them cope with any health disorders such as dehydration, variation in blood sugar levels or blood pressure.”

In its efforts to promote health awareness among the general public in Abu Dhabi, AHS organizes periodic awareness campaigns. Through its Ramadan awareness drive, AHS aims to reach out to the general public and provide them with useful tips and free health screening services to help them stay fit during the month.

Ambulatory Healthcare Services is committed to making the lives of people in the emirate of Abu Dhabi healthier. AHS uniquely combines local research findings and latest scientific evidence in the delivery of its holistic healthcare services.