(MENAFN- Khaleej Times) The charity drive started on July 3 at the Ramadan Forum organised by the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing.
The Public Health Services Department at the Dubai Municipality is providing free medical checkup and consultation for thousands of visitors to the Ramadan Forum till July 14.
Workers receiving free medical consultation and medication. — Supplied photo
The charity drive started on July 3 at the Ramadan Forum organised by the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing in the Zabeel Hall of the World Trade Centre in collaboration with Digital Co.
The move comes as part of the ‘Sehat Sa’em’ initiative launched by the Dubai Municipality and it is the third consecutive year the civic body is holding this initiative during Ramadan for needy workers.
Around 8000 visitors are expected to benefit from medical checkup blood donation and consultation to quit smoking for poor workers the civic body said in a Press release on Sunday. The department conducts health awareness lectures every day before the main speech on different subjects such as Healthy Food in Quran and Sunnah Medical Miracle in Quran Pains of Joints and Bones General Information about Cancer How to Quit Smoking Blood Donation Fasting etc.
Dr Munir Hamad senior general practitioner with DM Clinic said: “Thousands of people especially (those from) low-income categories can benefit from the initiative as they can get proper diagnosis done and get proper treatment for their health problems” he said.
The department also organised various health services in the municipality’s labour accommodations in Al Muhaisnah in collaboration with different hospitals and private companies such as checking sugar level blood pressure cholesterol as well as distribution of free medicines.
Approximately 5000 workers have been benefiting from these medical and health services on a daily basis.
“Around 65 per cent of visitors to the clinic suffer from general weakness due to malnutrition and 30 per cent of workers suffer from dizziness as a result of fasting stress at work and hot weather Hamad said. He added that 35 per cent of workers have inflammatory/fungi skin diseases and microbial sensitivity caused by the gathering of large number of workers in one room lack of attention to hygiene and health awareness.
As many as 25 per cent of workers are suffering from bone diseases such as joint and spine pain as a result of hard work and lack of awareness on how to lift and carry work materials. About 10 per cent have diabetes and blood pressure caused by stress nervousness financial problems.
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