Ambulatory Healthcare Services announces opening of dedicated Occupational Health Department on Electra Street
- United Arab Emirates: Thursday, February 28 - 2013 at 16:42
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Ambulatory Healthcare Services (AHS), a part of the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), today announced the opening of its Al Madina Occupational Health Department on Electra Street in the Madinat Zayed district of Abu Dhabi.
Organizations will also benefit from the consultancy provided by the new facility on how to take precautionary measures against exposure to work-related diseases and hazards to ensure the wellbeing of employees. The workers using the facilities of the clinic will receive basic fitness advice to achieve a good work-life balance.
Earlier, the tests were carried out from the Disease Prevention & Screening Center located adjacent to Sheikh Khalifa Medical City in Abu Dhabi.
Mohamed Hawas, Acting Director of Disease Prevention and Screening Centre, AHS, said: "The new dedicated facility will prove convenient for government agencies and other organizations that are mandated to provide an occupational medical certification for their staff to ensure their medical fitness. The purpose built building is equipped to cater to large clientele and in pleasant surroundings."
Tests carried out by the center include audiometry for employees that are regularly exposed to loud noise, lung function tests for individuals subjected to environments with dust and fumes, and blindness testing for professions where good vision is required for the prevention of accidents. Color vision testing is also available at the center.
The new department is fitted out with specific waiting areas for male and female clients. The facility is staffed by two occupational health specialists, a pulmonary disease specialist and a general practitioner. The support function includes two nurses, an occupational health technician, phlebotomist and a radiographer.
Al Madina Occupational Health Department is licensed by the Health Authority - Abu Dhabi (HAAD) to provide these special services in the emirate of Abu Dhabi.
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