Abud Dhabi: The UAE’s largest healthcare network, Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) has officially launched a new mobile mammography clinic as part of its Ambulatory Healthcare Services (AHS) in partnership with EIN Healthcare and Siemens Healthineers.
The state-of-the-art mobile clinic which is designed by Netherlands-based EIN Healthcare, features Siemens Healthineers high-precision mammography system, MAMMOMAT Inspiration capable of performing low dose mammography examinations without compromising on image quality, marking a significant leap in patient care and equitable access across the Emirate.
Sharing his remarks about the new facility, Dr. Marwan Al Kaabi, SEHA’s Group Chief Operations Officer observed that, “At SEHA, we strive to apply the latest technology to patient care and are continuously looking at how we can bring excellent patient care closer to people’s homes. Through our partnerships with Siemens Healthineers and EIN Healthcare, the launch of the mobile mammography clinic will offer people across Abu Dhabi Emirate the latest technology coupled with convenience and leading patient care. We hope this new mobile facility will encourage even more people to access vital preventative healthcare services and, ultimately, save many lives too.”
The 11.6-meter-long and 3-meter-wide mobile mammography clinic includes a mammogram room, two dressing rooms to ensure complete privacy and comfort, and a reception desk connected to the electronic patient file system used in all SEHA facilities.
Speaking on the occasion, EIN Healthcare CEO Mr. André Vreman stated that “This digitally connected mobile clinic enhances convenient access to mammography screening for a greater group of women who need it the most. It is congruent with the international drive towards localization and telehealth in cancer prevention and care. It is our honor to have implemented this together with SEHA and we hope it will be beneficial to many women in the UAE.”
Meanwhile, Mr. Ole Per Maloy, CEO, Siemens Healthineers Middle East and Southern & Eastern Africa, commented that, “It is never too early for early detection, this is the key message we want to bring to the fore. As a company we are committed to raising awareness of breast cancer and are very pleased to join forces with SEHA in their mission to educate women about the importance of preventive examinations and in carrying out screening programs.”
Planned to be used in Al Ain, the new mammography mobile clinic will visit all SEHA health centers periodically, and will be used for events and campaigns, most notably the breast cancer awareness campaign organized by SEHA in October each year to ensure equitable access to cancer care and education.
Other mammogram testing facility under SEHA’s Ambulatory Healthcare Services (AHS) operates at Al Muwaiji Healthcare Center in Al Ain. AHS also have four health centers in Abu Dhabi namely, Baniyas Healthcare Center, Madinat Khalifa Healthcare Center, Al Bateen Healthcare Center and Al Zafaranah Diagnostic & Screening Center.