Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 25 August 2019

Ministry of Health and Prevention expand home services for the elderly

The mobile clinic services, which were previously limited to just nursing, will be provided in remote areas of Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah and will now include medical care, rehabilitation, natural treatments and prevention measures.

DUBAI // A project to bring home services to elderly people and those with mobility issues has been expanded by the Ministry of Health and Prevention.

The mobile clinic services, which were previously limited to just nursing, will be provided in remote areas of Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah and will now include medical care, rehabilitation, natural treatments and prevention measures.

New beneficiary categories will also be added to help free up hospital beds, so those who were in hospital but only required nursing care will now be able to get that care at home.

Three mobile clinics are already operational in Fujairah, while another will start providing services in RAK after Eid.

Fujairah’s mobile clinics already include dental services and, in July, the optical and diabetes clinics will begin, and dermatology services could begin also. The heart disease clinic will become functional at a later date, as more preparations are needed.

The RAK mobile clinic will include the same services, with the exception of the dental clinic.

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Updated: May 16, 2016 04:00 AM

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