August 05, 2021: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) recently hosted Dr. Ralph Bou Chebel, Emergency Medicine Consultant as a visiting doctor to train the medical staff of the Emergency Department at Kalba Hospital on the latest technologies used in treating emergency cases.
The visit, which is the first under the Visiting Consultant Program since the Covid-19 outbreak, aims to enhance the readiness and response of the hospital to health emergencies and crises. This reflects the resilience of the health sector and its ability to overcome challenges, adapt to different circumstances, and continue the provision of services efficiently and distinctively.
The visit also falls within the ministry's plans to upgrade emergency medicine and boost the competency of emergency physicians, inform them about the latest practices in emergency medicine and latest innovations and therapeutic-based evidence, as well as exchange knowledge and information.
Dr. Halima Al Zaabi, Head of Emergency Department at Kalba Hospital, said: 'The ministry is keen to host various medical expertise in all specialties, including emergency medicine to optimize healthcare services, prepare and qualify specialized medical cadres and develop their knowledge and capacities.”
She added: 'Such visits aim to enhance training capabilities, enable health professionals to keep abreast of the latest treatment methods, providing a valuable training experience for participants and informing them of the latest updates and new guidelines in emergency medicine. This contributes to enhancing the quality of therapeutic services and reducing complications in emergency rooms.'
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For his part, Dr. Ralph Bou Chebel commended the outstanding healthcare services in the UAE and the medical services provided by the Ministry of Health in emergency medicine. He added: 'Emergency medicine requires rapid and accurate handling of various cases, which confirms the importance of training and developing emergency physicians in order to be able to apply modern treatments effectively and efficiently.
The resumption of Consultant Doctors Program services, including the training of local cadres in vital specialties is considered a qualitative addition to the development of the program and another positive sign of approaching the recovery phase of the pandemic.