By PMA RASHEED
The Gulf Today, 27 Aug 2010
A GROUP of international specialist doctors will visit various hospitals under the Ministry of Health (MoH) to conduct a variety of practical and academic programmes such as regular check-ups, consultations, seminars and practical sessions.
Beginning from the month of October, the programme will run until the end of the year, according to senior official at the ministry.
Nasser Khelifa Al Bodoor, director of external relations at the MoH and supervisor of the Visiting Doctors Programme, said that the past editions of the international experts visit contributed to the strategies of the ministry towards experiencing a global exposure of medical knowledge.
“The visiting doctors’ programme will facilitate the development of the capabilities and skills of the professionals under the MoH,” he added.
“The schedule of the doctors has been designed in coordination with the hospitals in different medical districts, to examine the critical cases that require specialised treatments which are presently not available in the hospitals,” noted Al Bodoor.
“At Al Qassimi Hospital in Sharjah, Dr Sprague Eustis, ophthalmic specialist from Ochsner Clinic in the US, and Dr Christopher Edwards, rheumatologist at London Bridge Hospital, will do consultations from Oct.9 to15. Dr Robert Hill, pediatric orthopaedist will be in the hospital from Oct.30 to Nov.5,” he elaborated.
During November, the MoH will also receive six doctors beginning with a visit of Dr Charles Faiman, endocrinologist and diabetes specialist in Cleveland Hospital, at Sheikh Khalifa Hospital in Ajman from Nov. 6-12. At the same time, Professor Wolfgang Arnold, ENT surgeon in Munich University Hospital, will visit the same hospital. Dr. Christopher Anderson, a urologist in London Bridge Hospital, will visit Saqr Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah from Nov. 20-26.
“From Nov.13 to 19, Sheikh Khalifa Hospital in Ajman will receive Dr Yasser Abou Rayyah, pediatric ophthalmologist in Moorfield Eye Hospital; Dr Philip Wicart, pediatric orthopaedist in Saint Vincent De-Paul Hospital, from Nov.20 to 26; and Dr James Pattison, nephrologist in London Bridge Hospital, from Nov.20 to 26 in Saqr Hospital at Ras Al Khaimah,” he added.
“By the end of the year, professor Mohammad Ghunnaim, urologist and kidney surgeon of Al Mansoora University Hospital, will visit Sheikh Khalifa Hospital in Ajman between Dec.11 and 17,” said Al Budoor.