Canadian Specialist Hospital (CSH), one of the largest private hospitals in Dubai catering to the tertiary health care needs of the Middle East, in collaboration with the Roads and Transport Authorities (RTA) Women Committee organized a Medical Diagnoses Program with cooperation from the Pink Caravan of ‘Friends of Cancer Patients’ Committee.
The event held on Monday included a series of medical tests for the RTA Women Committee, along with a lecture on the early detection of cancer for women, by Dr. Nabeela Shafqat from CSH. Dr Lila Sharif Askari, General Surgery Registrar for Breast Examination, Dr Darwich Al Sadek, GP Dentist, Dr Nabeela Shafqat, Clinical Nutritionist and Ms Samah Hani, Optometrist at Canadian Specialist Hospital conducted the program, which included:
Comprehensive body examination.
Vision screening and eye diseases.
Comprehensive teeth examination.
Detection and follow-up of diabetes, hypertension and cholesterol.
Examination of osteoporosis.
Dr Hayder Al Zubaidy, CEO of CSH said, “The initiative undertaken with the RTA Women Committee coincides with October being observed as Breast Cancer awareness month. CSH, as part of our mission to contribute towards a better and healthier UAE, frequently organizes campaigns that create awareness around many of the serious and growing health concerns in the UAE, such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and hypertension. We share a vision of a healthy life for everyone with the RTA and various government organizations, which is why we hold these periodical health drives.”
Dr. Aysha Al Busmait, Director of RTA’s Marketing and Corporate Communication (MCC) and Head of Women's Committee said, "RTA puts the health of its employees on top priority and always synergizes its tireless efforts in this connection with reputed medical institutions and figures in the UAE including the Canadian Specialist Hospital in Dubai. We highly appreciate the effective participation of the CSH in conducting a comprehensive medical check-up for our female employees recently at the RTA Headquarter.”
Dr. Sawsan Al Madhi, Secretary General of Friends of Cancer Patients and Head of Medical and awareness committee of the Pink Caravan said, “I would like to express my gratitude to RTA and CSH for the huge, enthusiastic response we have received from the participants. I laud the ability of the professional medical team in accommodating the large number of people by conducting detailed examination and spreading awareness.”
The Pink Caravan is an initiative launched by the Friends of Cancer Patients, in 2011, to commemorate the occasion of their 10th anniversary celebrations. Through this noble initiative, they are strongly campaigning towards bringing together an awareness of breast cancer in the country. The Pink Caravan campaign is specifically designed to raise awareness of breast cancer and to encourage women to perform self-examinations and go for regular medical checkups. The campaign will run annually until 2014, focusing on all areas across the UAE, including remote and outlying areas, as well as city suburbs.