Abu Dhabi: The UAE’s health organization, Emirates Health Services (EHS) has unveiled a new set of integrated medical and treatment services at its primary healthcare centers that align with international best healthcare practices, employ advanced technologies and artificial intelligence (AI) applications, and are delivered by EHS’ highly skilled and experienced medical and nursing staff.
The newly introduced services include;
- Prevention and Early Detection of diseases and risk factors
- Treatment of non-communicable diseases, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol and
- Healthcare for pregnant women based on advanced scientific evidence
Dr. Suhail further added that, “Emirates Health Services is committed to supplying all of its facilities with the most advanced medical technologies, in line with its strategy to revolutionize treatment methods and medical examinations, meet patients’ requirements and ensure customer satisfaction, promote quality and pioneering practices, and establish a healthy society.”
PREGNANCY CARE SERVICES
The primary healthcare services by EHS also render top-quality pregnancy care services, including ongoing care throughout the different months and stages of pregnancy, in addition to comprehensive medical examination and laboratory tests, tracking the growth of fetuses through fetal radiography, health education and awareness about breastfeeding, nutrition advice during pregnancy, and prescription of supplementary and treatment medicines, as needed.
Services are available in most EHS-affiliated healthcare centers and family health promotion centers.
FIRST LINE OF PRECAUTION
EHS provides premarital counselling and tests for individuals planning to get married across 25 of its healthcare centers.
The administered tests strive to ensure that couples are free from genetic, infectious, and sexually transmitted blood diseases. The service offers full confidentiality with regard to the results of the tests.
The list of centers providing the service include;
- Hor Al Anz
- Muhaisnah, and
- Alittihad Health Centre
- Al Riqqa
- Al Khalidiya
- Al Qarayen
- Al Sabkha
- Al Rifa’a
- Al Dhaid
- Al Madam
- Al Batayih
- Khorfakkan and
- Dibba Al Hisn
- Al Madina
- Al Manama and
UMM AL QUWAIN
- Al Khazan and
- Falaj Al Muallah
RAS AL KHAIMAH
- Julfar and
- Dhadna and
EHS has emphasized the importance of running tests for couples planning to get married, where the service helps educate them and raise their awareness of the concept of a comprehensive healthy marriage, in addition to limiting the spread of certain genetic blood diseases, such as thalassemia and sickle cell anemia.
These tests can also limit the transmission of infectious diseases between spouses or from mother to child, and helps prevent social and psychological problems within families, which affect children most of all.
Ultimately, the premarital service helps reduce the financial burden resulting from treatment for patients on the family and society in general.