City Centre Clinic raises awareness of major health issues affecting UAE residents
Employees of Majid Al Futtaim attend complimentary lectures on glaucoma and cervical cancer hosted by specialists from Dubai’s newest medical clinic
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: City Centre Clinic, a multispecialty medical clinic managed by Majid Al Futtaim- Healthcare and Fortis Healthcare International, has been raising awareness of key health and women’s health issues through a series of complimentary lectures for Majid Al Futtaim employees and residents in the community, conducted by the clinic’s resident specialists. With a focus on glaucoma and cervical cancer, City Centre Clinic is creating a call to action for men and women in the community to take preventative action through early detection and regular screenings.
“Community outreach initiatives such as hosting health awareness lectures bring added value to City Centre Clinic’s healthcare practice and disease management programs in the UAE,” said Omar Al Shunnar, Managing Director at Majid Al Futtaim – Healthcare. “Enhancing the quality of life of residents is inherent within the clinic’s core philosophy and our qualified practitioners are dedicated to creating positive changes through awareness and best-in-class practices.”
In recognition of International Glaucoma Day on March 4th, Dr. Adnan Obaid Al Rabeeah, Specialist Ophthalmologist at City Centre Clinic hosted a lecture themed: ‘Be Aware – Glaucoma is a Silent Killer’. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), glaucoma is the second most common cause of blindness worldwide, affecting more than 4.5 million globally with the number expected to rise by 11.2 million by 2020. Through education and early detection, Dr. Adnan stressed the importance of regular check-ups with an ophthalmologist to control the disease before major vision loss occurs.
The focus then shifted solely on women’s health in recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8th with Dr. Nirmala Raghunathan, a Specialist Obstetrics & Gynecologist who gave a lecture on ‘Cervical Cancer – Awareness and Precautions’. Every minute a woman is diagnosed with cervical cancer worldwide, and it is the second most common and fifth deadliest cancer in women. In the UAE, according to Health Authority Abu Dhabi the rate of cervical cancer infection is 7.4 per 100,000 women, affecting those between 35-55 years of age. Prevention and was the theme, with Dr. Nirmala encouraging all women to get screened regularly to mitigate any risks.
Following the lectures, all guests were invited to participate in some initial tests performed by City Centre Clinic, checking blood pressure, blood sugar and eyes for early signs of glaucoma.
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About City Centre Clinic
In response to the needs of the communities we serve, Majid Al Futtaim- Healthcare and Fortis Healthcare Limited have combined our considerable resources to create the City Centre Clinic. Among the UAE’s leading wellness destinations, City Centre Clinic is a 23,000 sq. ft. facility designed for the complete comfort and convenience of our patients, incorporating culturally-sensitive services and amenities which correspond to patient needs. City Centre Clinic delivers a variety of outpatient and diagnostic services that address the primary healthcare needs of individuals and families alike, including day surgeries, a range of sought-after specialties and wellness packages. Please visit www.citycentreclinic.com
About Majid Al Futtaim
Founded in 1992, Majid Al Futtaim is the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
A remarkable business success story, Majid Al Futtaim started from one man’s vision to transform the face of shopping, entertainment and leisure, and to create great moments for everyone, every day. It has since grown into one of the United Arab Emirates’ most respected and successful businesses spanning 12 international markets, employing over 26,000 people, and achieving the highest credit rating (BBB) among privately-held corporates in the Middle East.
Majid Al Futtaim owns and operates 17 shopping malls, 11 hotels and three mixed-use communities in MENA, with further developments underway in the region. This includes Mall of the Emirates, City Centre malls, and also 4 community malls which are in joint venture with the Government of Sharjah. It holds exclusive rights to the Carrefour franchise in 19 markets across MENA and Central Asia, operating a portfolio of over 50 hypermarkets and over 50 supermarkets in 12 countries.
Majid Al Futtaim operates 92 VOX Cinemas screens and 17 Magic Planets across the region in addition to iconic leisure and entertainment facilities such as Ski Dubai and iFly Dubai among others. Majid Al Futtaim is parent to the consumer finance company issuing ‘Najm’ credit cards, a fashion retail business representing international brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Juicy Couture and Halston Heritage and a healthcare business. In addition, it also has a joint venture operation with Dalkia and has recently expanded into food & beverage in partnership with Gourmet Gulf.
About Fortis Healthcare Limited
Fortis Healthcare Limited is an integrated healthcare delivery service provider in Asia. The healthcare verticals of the company span primary care, diagnostics, day care specialty and hospitals, with a healthcare network spanning 8 countries. Currently, the company operates its healthcare delivery network in India, Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam, Dubai, Mauritius and Sri Lanka, with 70 healthcare facilities (including projects under development), over 11,000 potential beds, over 600 primary care centres, over 240 diagnostic centres and over 20,000 employees together with approximately 2,000 people employed at our managed healthcare facilities.