DHA set to open new diabetes centre
Dubai, December 10, 2012
The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will shortly open the new Dubai Diabetes Centre, to provide multidisciplinary diabetes care and management for children and adults, said a top official.
Essa Al Maidoor, director-general of the Dubai Health Authority said during his recent inspection of the centre that it will be the largest specialised diabetes centre in the Emirate.
“The new centre is 20,000 sq ft, which is almost four times the size of the current centre and it is double in capacity,” he said.
Once operational, the services provided at the current diabetes centre in Latifa Hospital premises, will be shifted to the new centre, so that all services for diabetic care are under one roof.
Al Maidoor was provided a complete overview of the project during his inspectional tour.
Dr Hamed Farooqi, director of the Dubai Diabetes Centre said: "Paediatric endocrinology is a highly specialized field that caters to complete endocrinological care for children.”
“We will provide diabetic care and management for children under the age of 18 years. We have designed the paediatric centre to be child-friendly and the kid's section will have a play-area and some games so that children find the centre to be attractive and are comfortable visiting their doctors,’ he added.
Abdullah Mohammed Juma, director of Administration at the Dubai Diabetes Centre added that the centre has several facilities including a demonstration kitchen, where nutritionists will show diabetics how to cook healthy meals. The facility also has a gymnasium where exercise physiologists can educate diabetics on exercise and physical activity.
The centre has renal and podiatry services, to detect any eye or foot complications of diabetes early on. The centre also has a pharmacy and a healthy cafeteria. – TradeArabia News Service