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UAE hospital touts milestones of diabetes and heart disease treatment centre

The hospital boasts of one-day medical care for diabetes and heart disease patients.

The Khorfakkan Hospital in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE), said its diabetes and heart centre has been regarded as a leading facility for diagnosis and treatment of diabetes and heart diseases in the region two years since inception, according to a company statement.

The hospital, which is an Emirates Health Services (EHS) facility, was able to streamline its processes and cut down the time spent by patients in the hospital to just a single day, while visits could only last for three hours. This also helped reduce the number of nursing evaluations conducted on a patient in various departments to only once during the visit.

Out of the 172 cardiac patients treated at the Khorfakkan Hospital, three were saved from having heart attacks, 91 avoided developing potential heart diseases while seven were saved from possible kidney failure. The hospital said they were also able to save three patients from potential blindness while about 13 people avoided reaching the stage of chronic eye disorderswith the help of the treatments.

“Upholding the theme 'Under one roof,' the centre provides services and treatments for diabetes and heart disease, as well as allied specialisations such as renal, eye disorders, nutrition, and mental health,” said Adbulla Al Balushi, medical director at the hospital. “This reflects our focus on delivering integrated services at the highest levels in the field of comprehensive diabetes care.”

Al Balushi also noted the impact of obesity and mental health in these diseases, thus, the centre included mental health evaluations and a visit to the nutrition clinic for their patients. This resulted in significant weight loss for obese and overweight patients.

Before the dedicated centre was opened in 2021, he said the hospital was only able to cater to a small number of patients due to a lack of specialised diabetes treatment, and most patients had to consult with internal medicine departments.

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