Drive to promote healthy lifestyle in Ramadan

Drive to promote healthy lifestyle in Ramadan
Universal Hospital officials at the agreement signing

Abu Dhabi - Universal Hospital's 'Healthy Ramadan' campaign will include a comprehensive health check-up

Published: Fri 12 May 2017, 12:07 AM

Last updated: Thu 18 May 2017, 2:44 PM

In the run-up to Ramadan, a private hospital in the Capital has launched health awareness campaign to help people maintain a healthy lifestyle during the holy month.
Universal Hospital's 'Healthy Ramadan' campaign, launched on Wednesday, will include an exclusive and comprehensive health check-up and information on diet, said hospital founder and managing director Dr Shabeer Nellikode.
"It is very common to suffer from some side-effects of fasting during Ramadan. We aim to set your mind at rest and make fasting more comfortable this year," Nellikode said. The campaign will revolve around general health, focusing on eating habits, exercise, good sleep, and ways to avoid stress and other harmful habits.
"Ramadan is always an opportunity to start a healthy physical and spiritual life. Also, for past few years we have been conducting awareness lectures at mosques. Our doctors inform (the mosque attendees) about diet patterns, lifestyle and how to make the most of Ramadan," Nellikode said.
Also, as part of the 'Year of Giving' initiative, Universal Hospital signed a partnership agreement with consumer finance company Dubai First to provide savings and benefits for its patients and customers.
Nellikode said as per the partnership, Dubai First credit cardholders will get up to Dh500 discount on outpatient consultations and procedures at the hospital. Nellikode said the cardholders will have the flexibility to pay for services, procedures and treatments at Universal Hospital and other branches across the UAE, in 3 to 12 easy installments at 0 per cent interest.
Hospital group COO Hamad Al Hosani said with the easy payment plan, patients need not hesitate to consult a physician. "Patients can give priority to their health first, and pay their healthcare bills that are not covered by insurance later," said.

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