BY PMA RASHEED
The Gulf Today,
30 April 2010
Trial operations of a new healthcare centre constructed by the UAE Ministry of Health (MoH) in the Emirate of Sharjah will begin by the middle of May.
Preparation for the launch of the healthcare facility named Al Qaraen Health Centre in Sharjah will begin after completing the procedures of installing medical equipment at the facility, said a health official.
Dr Hanif Hassan Ali, the Minister of Health, Dr Salem Al Darmaki, Acting Director General of the MoH and Dr Mahmood Fikri, Executive Director for Health Policies at the MoH have paid visits to the healthcare centre premises which is in its final stage of completion.
Nasser Khelifa Al Budoor, Chairman of the Projects Committee at the MoH, said that the total construction cost of the health centre has been estimated at Dhs8 million.
"The healthcare facility is consisted of a main building with an area of 1,425 square metres, in addition to the services building which spans an area of 51.80 square metres, as well as parking areas and green landscapes," he added.
"The building contains eight inspection and treatment rooms, two dental treatment rooms, X-ray department, laboratory, pharmacy, patients' registration department, management offices, lecture halls and meeting rooms," explained Al Budoor.
"The Al Qaraen Health Centre provides treatment services for general treatment, chronic diseases, emergency, school students as well as preventive services," he noted.
"The preventive care services available at the centre include immunisation programmes for children and pilgrims, as well as regular inspection and dental health treatment. Promotional services, health education and nutritional guidance also will be carried out at the new health centre at Sharjah," said Al Budoor.