18 hospitals/clinics across the Gulf host 'Wellness Day' by MetLife Alico - campaign includes free health check for the community at 11 hospitals/clinics and shopping centres in Dubai
The 5-minute health checks are an opportunity to focus on the region's most pressing health problem - diabetes - and to screen for any signs of the disease. The Wellness Day health checks are provided free of charge to members of the public at the 11 selected hospitals, clinics and shopping areas across Dubai.
MetLife Alico cardholders and family members covered through their employers can also visit any of the 18 participating hospitals and clinics in the GCC. The health checks are provided on a walk-in basis with no appointment required, on Monday November 14th (between 10am and 2pm; the public access timings in Dubai vary - see below).
The free public access health checks are as follows:
14:00 - 20:00hrs
Spinneys Motor City
EHL Arabian Ranches Clinic
Arabian Ranches Community Centre
11:00 - 17:00hrs
Spinneys Town Centre Meadows
EHL Meadows Clinic
Aswaq Shopping Centre Media City
Welcare Ambulatory Care Centre
Ibn Battuta Mall (cinemas area)
Welcare Clinic Ibn Battuta
Etihad Mall Mirdif
Welcare Clinic Mirdif
Lulu Hypermarket Al Qusais
Welcare Clinic Qusais
Emirates Diagnostic Clinic
EHL Dubai Mall Medical Centre
The City Hospital (main reception)
The City Hospital
09:00 - 15:00hrs
Welcare Hospital (main reception)
Details also available at: www.ehl.ae
This is the fifth Wellness Day organised in 2011 by MetLife Alico as part of its campaign to highlight the vital importance of health screening, following successful events held earlier this year. The original pilot event in Dubai found that 40% of the participating visitors had an irregular health indicator that needed to be addressed. The 5-minute checks include blood sugar, blood pressure and body mass index (BMI), with a report issued immediately after the checks.
The health issues commonly revealed through the Wellness Days include hypertension, pre-diabetes and obesity, which are the main health challenges in the region. The Wellness Day in November coincides with World Diabetes Day and therefore focuses especially on these issues with the aim of helping the community understand the health and financial implications of some of the lifestyle choices and to encourage them to start taking better care of their health.
"Thanks to the generous support of EHL and LifeScan, we are very pleased to be able to extend this very successful Wellness Day campaign to members of the public in Dubai on this occasion, in support of World Diabetes Day," says Dr Shafiq, Medical Network Director at MetLife Alico. "Regular health screening is so important for the community and especially with the high incidence of potentially serious conditions, such as diabetes. Poor health generally has a serious impact on the family and wider community, and so regular health checks are essential to help protect both the health and financial wellbeing of families. This campaign is part of an evolving process of diabetes management plan that we are designing for our cardholders, in conjunction with LifeScan. This plan will cover different aspects for the control and treatment of diabetes and will emphasize lifestyle changes and patient compliance."
The participating Wellness Day hospitals are:
The City HospitalWelcare HospitalWelcare Ambulatory Care CenterEmirates Diagnostic ClinicWelcare Clinic MirdifWelcare clinic Qusais Welcare Clinic Ibn Battuta EHL Dubai Mall Medical CentreEHL Meadows clinicEHL Arabian Ranches ClinicAbu Dhabi
Life Line HospitalLife Line Hospital - Day Care Surgery MusaffahAl Dar Medical Centre - Al RahaAl Dar Centre - YasBahrain
Al Kindi Hospital
Al Rafa Hospital
Al Seef Hospital
-Ends-About MetLife Alico: MetLife, Inc. is a leading global provider of insurance, annuities and employee benefit programs, serving 90 million customers in over 50 countries. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, MetLife holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.
In the Gulf, MetLife Alico is a pioneer of life insurance with a presence of more than 50 years. Through its affiliates in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait and Bahrain, MetLife Alico offers life, accident and health insurance along with retirement and savings products to individuals and corporations.
For more information, visit www.metlife.com
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