Second opinion service included in insurance plan

ABU DHABI -The National Health Insurance Company-Daman has included an exclusive second opinion service in some of its enhanced plans.

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Published: Wed 2 Jul 2008, 2:21 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 6:00 PM

Daman's new second opinion service, 'VIPmed almeda', provides access to the ArztPartner almeda network of renowned top medical experts in Europe to obtain a second opinion on diagnosing and treatment recommendations for specific diseases. These include Alzheimer's, asthma, atherosclerosis, benign brain tumour, cancer, congenital deformities, coronary heart disease, complications of diabetes mellitus, complications of hypertension, leukaemia, malignant tumours, multiple sclerosis, major organ transplant, major trauma, Parkinson's disease, paralysis, severe burn, sleep apnoea, slipped vertebral disk, and strokes.

"Second opinions are often crucial in the medical field, especially when treating patients with serious illnesses," said Dr Bitzer, CEO of Daman.

"Through a second opinion, the patient is provided further re-assurance. He can benefit through the huge knowledge of top experts, who confirm their second opinion with the latest scientific papers, if required and available," he added. The VIPmed almeda network consists of over 70 reputable medical experts.

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