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RAK Hospital offering free consultation at Ramadan Clinic

RAK Hospital offering free consultation at Ramadan Clinic

Ramadan Clinic will be open to visitors between June 25 and 16 July from 8:30 pm to11pm throughout Ramadan.

Published: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 3:00 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:10 PM

Ras Al Khaimah - Cases of heart diseases among infants have gained momentum with statistical evidence claiming congenital heart disease as the leading cause of death among newborns within the first year. Given the need to raise awareness among parents regarding the issue, RAK Hospital, is organising a free pediatric cardiology consultation with renowned specialist Dr. Radhakrishnan as part of their annual Ramadan Clinic. The consultation is scheduled at the hospital for June, 27, 28 2015 from 10am to 1pm.

Dr. RadhakrishnanMoreover, in line with its practice of serving the people of UAE, especially during the holy month of Ramadan, RAK Hospital has also set up free registration and free consultation sessions at their facility. Ramadan Clinic will be open to visitors between June 25 and 16 July from 8:30 pm to11pm throughout Ramadan.

The free pediatric sessions are all the more relevant for children born in the UAE since experts believe that their cases are more complex compared to the rest of the world and early diagnosis is the key to saving lives. Cardiac disorders in children sometimes find roots prior to their birth and in other cases they develop in later years due to various factors including genetics and acquired diseases.

“An infant’s cardiac health is often ignored and many heart defects remain undetected sometimes leading to death within weeks. This is why it is imperative that all newborns should undergo heart-screening to catch the defects early,” says Dr. Radhakrishnan who is a senior consultant at RAK Hospital. The pediatric cardiologist has more than 32 years of experience in the field, with footprints in UAE, South Asia and the UK and several awards and orations to his name including ISC Oration in 2010. An active member of global pediatric cardiologist community, Dr. Radhakrishnan has also authored more than 500 articles in Indexed Journals, hundreds of abstracts and over 20 chapters in books.

“Ramadan Clinic will be particularly beneficial to people who are fasting as medical professionals will advise visitors about the best ways to improve their health and lifestyle during the holy month with special focus on nutritional and dietary requirements”, said Alice Mohan, Nutritionist at RAK Hospital.

Alice Mohan further elaborates and says that balanced food and fluid intake is important between fasts, if the correct diet is not adhered the benefits of fasting can be lost and worse still be detrimental to health by weight gain! The deciding factor is not the fast itself, but rather what is consumed in the non-fasting hours. The diet should no different to a healthy balanced diet. Remember the principles of Ramadan are self-discipline and self-control.

A Flagship brand of Arabian Healthcare, RAK Hospital has over the years proved to be a reliable and quality healthcare institution.The hospital boasts of not just state-of-the-art medical equipment but a caring medical and nursing staff as well, that often goes out of the way to educate people on general health concerns, Ramadan Clinic being one example.

For appointments contact: 07 – 2074444 | More details:  www.rakhospital.com

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