New wellness programme for corporates is launched

May 8, 2014 2:57 pm

RBH Medex Medical Centre in Riffa has recently conducted a series of events aimed at optimizing work efficiencies for Bahrain’s corporates by analyzing incidence of lifestyle diseases and designing tailored improvement strategies for the employees.

“The Corporate Wellness Program (CWP) is targeted at employees of major Bahrain companies as part of which we hold special events at different locations across the country,” Director of KIMS Group, Mr Jacob Thomas said.

“The idea is to set up a comprehensive, cost and time-efficient system for early risk identification of diseases and implementing programs which will ensure increase in productivity and profits, improve job performance and time utilization as well as reduce conflicts towards the management.”

A recent study by American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Employers who invest in worksite health promotion programs can see a return of $3-$6 for every dollar invested over a 2-5 year period. Documented savings are observed in medical costs, absenteeism, worker’s comp claims, short-term disability and presenteeism.”

Mr Thomas said four medical camps had been organized for about 300 employees of BMMI, during which they were screened for lifestyle diseases like diabetes, hypertension and obesity. “This was followed by several health awareness sessions conducted by our doctors on the importance of healthy living and ways to achive the same.” A health trend analysis report along with suggested interventions is also submitted to the client company on the concluding day of such events.

Among the health intervention sessions, were those on Stress Management by Dr Ali Qader (Consultant Psychiatrist); on low back pain by Dr Syeed Ibrahim (Consultant Orthopedics) and Optimizing Human Potential by Mr Deepinder Singh.

Worth to note that RBH Medex is the latest addition to the KIMS family operations in Bahrain, making it the third KIMS facility here, and the 9th in the GCC, with other KIMS facilities in Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. By bringing specialized services closer to people in Southern region, RBH Medex ensure that comfort comes first with a high-end facility in East Riffa which is open 24 hours a day, backed by pharmacy, radiology, lab and ambulance services.