His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai and HH Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai visited the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) stand during their tour of the 40th edition of the Arab Health Congress and Exhibition which began today.
His Excellency Essa A Maidoor, Director General of the DHA provided an overview of the DHA projects and the medical tourism packages which will be rolled out by the DHA hospitals.
He said that medical tourism packages will soon be available at Dubai Health Authority’s hospitals and primary healthcare centres.
Al Maidoor, said: “DHA offers high-quality health services across all spectrums of healthcare and we are the centre of excellence for many health specialties, therefore, we decided to offer medical tourism packages for these specialties. We intend to extend our medical tourism packages and include more services in the future.
“Our packages are attractively priced and can be availed of by both residents who are part of the domestic medical tourism initiative as well as visitors who are keen to visit Dubai for medical tourism.”
Dr Manal Taryam, CEO of Primary Healthcare at the DHA, said: ” We have several screening packages such as men’s, women’s, adolescent and elderly health packages. These are available at some of DHA’s primary healthcare centres(PHCs) such as the Al Barsha PHC. Packages for men and women comprise of specialist consultation, lab tests and other diagnostic tests. For instance, women’s health package includes consultation with a gynecologist, several investigations including but not limited to blood tests, pap-smear, breast cancer screening and a mammogram.
The senior citizen package consists of several tests including lipid profile, liver profile and several other tests. The package also provides them with several vaccines such as hepatitis and influenza vaccine.”
Taryam said the both the men’s and the women’s health package are priced at Dhs1,800, the adolescent health package is Dhs1300 and the senior citizen package costs Dhs2100.
Taryam added that preventive screening is of utmost importance, it is essential for early detection and prevention of diseases and therefore both residents and visitors will see the benefit of these packages which are being offered at such attractive rates.
In addition to the screening packages, DHA will offer fertility packages. The packages will be offered by the Dubai Gynaecology and Fertility Centre(DGFC), which is one of the leading centers for the treatment of infertility in the Gulf region and the Middle East.
Dr Muna Tahlak, CEO of Latifa Hospital, said: “DGFC has introduced new packages that are one of the most cost-effective in the region. As part of the package, patients will receive a number of free consultations and ultrasound visits.”|
Tahlak said the centre attracts a high percentage of patients from neighboring countries and thus this package will be highly beneficial for such patients.
DGFC provides specialized treatment with services such as intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), in vitro fertilization (IVF), testicular sperm aspiration(TESA), percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration (PESA), freezing of eggs and sperm, intrauterine insemination (IUI) , ovulation induction, gender selection, detection of genetic anomalies etc.
DGFC has achieved high rates of pregnancy consistently and during the second half of 2014, it achieved a pregnancy rate of 61 per cent, which is higher than the global average rate of 40 to 45 per cent. DGFC also has a higher success rate of operative procedures which is higher than the international range of 40 to 50 per cent.
DGFC has a high pregnancy rate in women under the age of 40, with ICSI success rate of 63 per cent and IVF success rate of 69 per cent.
The total number of live births registered through treatments at DGFC (until September 2014) is 4930 births.