Friday 22 October 2021

Dubai launches clinics for patients with post-Covid-19 symptoms

DUBAI, 29 days ago

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has introduced post-Covid-19 clinics at two of its health centres. The clinics will take place on Tuesdays at Al Barsha Health Centre and Thursdays at Nad Al Hammar Health Centre.
The clinics are for patients with lingering symptoms, often referred to as 'long-Covid' as the symptoms persist for four to 12 weeks after the onset of the illness. This service is not for pregnant women and children under six years of age, Emirates news agency WAM reported.
Family Medicine Consultant and Director of Medical Affairs at DHA’s Primary Health Care Sector Dr. Hanan Al Hammadi said: "Post-Covid-19 clinics help support patients who experience lingering symptoms weeks or months after being cleared of the illness. 
"The clinic aims to conduct a thorough investigation, get the necessary tests done and refer patients to specialists in cases where they need particular medical intervention in areas such as pulmonology, cardiology, mental health or neurology and help them towards a path of recovery and wellbeing."
The clinics offer a comprehensive assessment with a medical specialist, a range of diagnostic tests and treatments tailored to each patient’s post-Covid symptoms.


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