Mobile clinic initiative for workers in Dubai

DUBAI — For the second year in a row, a team of experts from various clinics based at Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) will conduct health camps for construction workers, offering free general check-ups, eye tests and dental screenings as part of a campaign.

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Published: Mon 15 Nov 2010, 12:18 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 3:59 PM

DHCC, a member of TECOM Investments’ Science Cluster, announced its partnership with Amgen Middle East (AMGN), a business partner of DuBiotech and the world’s largest biotechnology company, to launch the second edition of its mobile clinic initiative in Dubai, a media release said.

The camps will be held at Dubai Industrial City, a member of TECOM Investments’ Manufacturing and Logistics Cluster, as well as Nuzul, a Dubai Properties Group accommodation for skilled labour, and DubaiHealthcare City.

To be held over a two-week period in November, the campaign aims to increase health awareness among the female and male workforce in Dubai.

Dr Ayesha Abdullah, Managing Director of TECOM Investments’ Science Cluster, said: “So many of the health issues in this region are preventable through minor lifestyle changes, better public engagement on health prevention and early detection. We are delighted to be partnering with our clinics and Amgen to deliver the mobile clinic to those who can most benefit in Dubai. I do hope we can deliver free health checks at a greater frequency in the future.”

Ashraf Allam, Regional Managing Director of Amgen, said: “We are very proud to sponsor the mobile clinic initiative that will touch the lives of so many employees and contribute to enhancing their quality of life. Our association with Dubai Healthcare City comes from our shared vision on safeguarding employee rights.”

“I am delighted over Dubai Healthcare City’s step to provide a mobile clinic at Dubai Industrial City. The initiative will ensure the wellbeing of the workers through offering a number of important health checks. We look forward to further initiatives of a similar nature on a regular basis,” said Abdullah Belhoul, Managing Director, Manufacturing and Logistics Cluster, TECOM Investments.

The first edition of the mobile clinic initiative in 2009 offered general health checks, consultations, aswell as eye and dental screenings to over 1200 workers.

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