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Nahyan opens HealthPlus Diabetes '&' Endocrinology Centre in Abu Dhabi
2013-04-14 20:03:54
WAM Abu Dhabi, Apr 14th, 2013 (WAM) - Under the patronage of Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth, and Community Development, The HealthPlus Diabetes '&' Endocrinology Centre was officially opened today 14 April 2013.

HealthPlus Diabetes '&' Endocrinology Centre in partnership with Diabetes Zentrum Mergentheim (DZM) from Germany is a fully comprehensive and modern Medical Center specialized in Diabetes '&' Endocrinology providing total world-class Diabetes Care in a multidisciplinary team approach.

The new HealthPlus Diabetes '&' Endocrinology Centre was officially inaugurated today by Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan in the presence of Nikolai Von Schoepff, Ambassador of Germany; Dr. Maha Tayseer Barakat, Director General of Health Authority - Abu Dhabi; Dr. Michael Bitzer, CEO of Daman; and other seniors from HAAD, various governmental institutions and health insurance companies.

Ali Al Shorafa Al Hammadi, Chairman of United Eastern Group and Mohamad Ali Al Shorafa Al Hammadi, CEO '&' Managing Director of United Eastern Medical Services in Abu Dhabi welcomed Sheikh Nahayan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan and introduced the Medical Team of HealthPlus. After the ribbon-cutting, Sheikh Nahyan Mubarak Al Nahyan toured the facility to view the different departments and specialties including diabetes, endocrinology, internal medicine, cardiology, ophthalmology, psychology, podiatry, nutritional services and visited the �Diabetes Academy', the Centre's comprehensive medical laboratory and specialised pharmacy all equipped with state-of-the-art technologies and in an inspiring ambience for the convenient of the patients.

During the ceremony, Sheikh Nahyan acknowledged the new HealthPlus Diabetes '&' Endocrinology Centre and praised its different departments; and technologies applied for the service and comfort of the patients.

Mohamad Ali Al Shorafa Al Hammadi said, "Launching such a world-class specialised medical centre represents another step for UEMedical in the realisation of the UAE leaders' vision to provide the people of the UAE with the best healthcare facilities comparable to international standards. It also comes in line with the Health Authority - Abu Dhabi strategic priorities to improve clinical outcomes through partnering with world renowned partners. Moreover, attracting a German healthcare institution specializing in Diabetes to Abu Dhabi such as DZM will in the long run improve diabetes care in the region." United Eastern Medical Services (UEMedical), Abu Dhabi's leading healthcare development and investment company, and its premium network of outpatient centers in Abu Dhabi �HealthPlus', signed a strategic partnership agreement six months ago with the renowned Diabetes Zentrum Mergentheim (DZM) from Germany to comprehensively transform diabetes care and treatments in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. With that, the formation of the new HealthPlus Diabetes '&' Endocrinology Center came to light.

DZM, one of the most prominent healthcare providers in diabetes care, is responsible for the management of the new HealthPlus Diabetes '&' Endocrinology Center in the capital of the UAE. The Medical Director and a team of highly qualified clinicians joined the new Center directly from DZM-Germany bringing in the medical expertise and clinical management skills required to insure the best international standards of care are achieved.

From DZM in Germany, Mrs. Helga Bergis, owner of DZM; Dr. Dominik Bergis and Nikola Bergis-Jurgan; Thomas Boer, CEO; and other members of the top management team attended the ceremony today.

"The new Centre is a welcomed addition to HealthPlus growing portfolio of specialized outpatient centers including the Women's Health Centre, Fertility Center and Family Health Centre. We expect to receive at the new Center 4000 new patients yearly, with more than 20000 patients' encounters. Our new Center will be one of very few in the UAE fully specialised in diabetes care and will help decreasing waiting times and provide more alternatives to diabetic and endocrine patients," Al Hammadi added.

The launch of the Centre and partnership with DZM represent a critical milestone in UEMedical's strategy to create and sustain one of the finest private health systems for the Emirate.

Majd Abu Zant, CEO of HealthPlus, commented, "Abu Dhabi is developing rapidly into one of the most reputable healthcare hubs in the Middle East. Today, UEMedical '&' HealthPlus have achieved yet another milestone in its efforts towards providing state-of-the-art healthcare to the community. The opening of our new HealthPlus Diabetes '&' Endocrinology Center ensures our ongoing provision of high-quality healthcare services to the people of Abu Dhabi and comes in line with the Health Authority - Abu Dhabi strategies and efforts towards improving healthcare delivery in the capital and combating the incidence of diabetes through early detection, education and training.

Through our new Center, we aim not only to achieve the best clinical outcomes but also to prevent or delay the development of more costly complications associated with diabetes such as cardio - and cerebrovascular disease, diabetic nephropathy, neuropathy and retinopathy." Coming from DZM, Dr. Mohammed Al-Khatib, Medical Director '&' Consultant, Diabetology, Endocrinology '&' Internal Medicine at HealthPlus Diabetes '&' Endocrinology Center stated, "We will be offering the complete spectrum of services for diabetic patients in an out-patient setting including consultations, treatments, prevention, nutritional advice and patient education in addition to professional training to other healthcare professionals in the UAE through our Diabetes Academy. Through our multidisciplinary team approach, we aim to provide the best clinical outcomes as possible and all at one single location for the convenience of the patient." Thomas Boer, CEO of DZM, who came from Germany along with a group of seniors particularly to attend this special ceremony said, "We are indeed privileged to be part of the opening of HealthPlus Diabetes '&' Endocrinology Centre in Abu Dhabi, and to partner with UEMedical bringing in our expertise in Diabetes Care to the Middle East region and in specific Abu Dhabi." Dr. Dominik Bergis added, "Our approach for world-class medical care includes highly qualified doctors and assistance and ongoing training in the field of diabetes mellitus while using state-of-the-art equipment. With the continuous research in the causes and prevention of the diabetes epidemic, we endeavour to develop and evaluate new technologies and treatment options within the diabetes care. In partnership with HealthPlus, it is our aim to become a well-respected Diabetes Center in the UAE region. We anticipate a mutually beneficial and long-lasting partnership with HealthPlus." WAM/MN
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