The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, had recently announced its Visiting Consultants Program for the month of January 2020.
An elite group of more than 23 consultants are visiting 10 of MoHAP’s hospitals to provide therapeutic and diagnostic services in accordance with the best international practices.
The 10 hospitals are; Al Qasimi Hospital, Kuwait Hospital (Sharjah), KhorFakkan Hosptial and Al Qasimi Hospital for Women & Children, Saqr Hospital & RAK Physiotherapy and Sports Medical Center in Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah and Dibba Hospitals, and Al Amal Psychiatric Hospital in Dubai.
Twenty Medical Specialties
The doctors’ specialties comprise 20 vital specialties including; Cardiology (Ecocardiography), orthopedics (Hand & upper extremities), interventional cardiology, bariatric surgery, Neuro & spine surgery, cardiovascular diseases, obesity, orthopedics (knee and shoulder) Gynecology (robotic surgeries), ENT (Rhinoplasty).
Other specialties also include; pediatric endocrine diseases, psychiatric diseases (schizophrenia and addiction medicine), Neurosurgery (Minimal Invasive spine surgery and Neurotrauma) Physical Medicine and rehabilitation (spinal cord injuries), ophthalmology (glaucoma), clinical pharmacy, Minimally invasive for bariatric surgery, Anesthesiology and intensive care, Gastroenterology, physiotherapy, psychiatry (depression and Bipolar disorder), plastic and reconstructive surgery.
Keeping Pace with the Ambitions of the Next 50-year
Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al-Sharif, Director of the MoHAP’s Visiting Consultants Office, highlighted the Ministry’s keenness on developing its therapeutic services, keeping pace with the new updates in the global medical arena, and the country’s ambitious plan for the next 50 years.
The importance of the Visiting Consultants Program lies in attracting and bringing the most important global competencies in several complicated and rare medical specialties, with the aim of providing sophisticated therapeutic methods that mitigate patient’s pains and reinforcing the experiences of MoHAP’s medical team in accordance with its strategy to provide comprehensive and integrated healthcare services as per international standards.