The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) launched a new Neurology and Stroke Unit at Rashid Hospital
in Dubai yesterday (May 20).
Humaid Al Qutami, director general of the DHA, inaugurated the Ward 25 along with a number of DHA officials. The new Neurology and Stroke Unit has an 18-bed capacity and focuses on offering specialised neurology services to the average 20,000 annual visitors (both outpatients and inpatient) the neurology department receives.
Al Qutami said: “The expansion is in line with the authority’s goals of providing specialised medical care to the community. The DHA strives to continuously develop all medical departments across DHA facilities and ensure that they are equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technologies and qualified staff.”
Al Qutami commended businessman Yousef Mohammad Hadi Badri for sponsoring the new unit and contributing to the developmental drive of the health sector in Dubai.
Dr Abu Baker Al Madani, the head of the Neurology Department in Rashid Hospital
, said the department is one of the largest neurology service centres in the UAE, catering to more than 20,000 patients every year (reaching 22,700 in 2018).
Al Madani said:“The department’s scope of services include: emergency service (24/7), outpatient clinics (general and specialised), inpatients including critical care patients, inpatient consultations in Dubai hospital and Latifa hospital, electrophysiological studies, specialised procedures including Botox injections, baclofen pump and DBS programming to name a few.”
In addition, he added that the department serves as a primary training centre for neurology residents and for periodic training for residents from sister specialities.
The neurology team provides in-hospital consultation for patients requiring neurology evaluation within Rashid Hospital
, Dubai Hospital and Latifa Hospital. They provide around 600 to 800 consultations per month. -TradeArabia News Service
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