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Blood Donation Campaign program in association with Latifa Hospital

The blood donation program held by |Belhoul Speciality Hospital (BSH) & Belhoul European Hospital (BEH) in association with Latifa Hospital on 26th Jan 2014 at BSH and on 27th Jan 2014 at BEH was a huge success. A large number of donors came forward from our  Belhoul hospital family and the neighboring areas, who contributed towards the victory of the compassionate cause. We had more than 90 donors donating their blood which is a critical life-saving resource. 

We would like to sincerely thank everyone who contributed towards this noble cause & helped us convey an important message that donating one bottle of blood, will gift someone a life.

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Second Hand Smoke Kills - Find out how to get some breathing space.

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Like a lot of people, you might think that other people’s tobacco smoke is simply a bit unpleasant. But it’s much worse than that. Second hand smoke is harmful to health.

It’s safest to be where people aren’t smoking at all. And that will become much easier from 1 July 2007, when virtually all enclosed public places and workplaces in England become smoke-free. Second hand smoke is a killer. It’s time to face the facts. The following pages give you the who, what, where, when and why of second-hand smoke.

Who? YOU

Being in a smoky atmosphere immediately puts your body under pressure. Your eyes may become sore. You could start coughing. You may even feel sick. As well as these unpleasant symptoms is the more serious long-term damage that is being done to your vital organs.

Breathing in second-hand smoke is dangerous. Scientific evidence now clearly shows the link between second-hand smoke and many life threatening conditions:

  • Risk of lung cancer up by 24%
  • Risk of heart disease up by 25%

(Source: Scientific Committee on Tobacco and Health)

Breathing in second-hand smoke can trigger asthma attacks and also increase your chances of developing breathing or other chest problems.

If children breathe in second-hand smoke their chance of getting asthma doubles. And if they already have asthma, it’s definitely making their breathing worse.

WHAT WHERE

Second-hand smoke is not just breathed out by smokers. Most of it comes directly from the lit ends of cigarettes and cigars and because it’s unfiltered, is the most toxic sort.

The toxic substances in second-hand smoke include over 69 cancer-causing chemicals. They’re the kind of thing you would never choose to inflict on anyone.

  • Chemicals in Second-hand smoke
  • Tar – a mixture of dangerous chemicals.
  • Arsenic – used in wood preservatives
  • Benzene – an industrial solvent, refined from crude oil
  • Cadmium – used in batteries
  • Formaldehyde – used in mortuaries and paint manufacturing
  • Chromium – used to manufacture dye, paints and alloys
  • Butadiene – used in rubber manufacturing
  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons – a group of dangerous DNA-damaging chemicals
  • Acrolein – formerly used as a chemical weapon

TIME WHEN

Second-hand tobacco smoke can really hang around. The best thing to do is to make your home completely smoke free.

Young children are particularly vulnerable to second hand smoke because their bodies are still developing. They can get breathing problems, middle ear infections and asthma attacks. And they are more likely to have to go to hospital in their first year of life.

Pregnant women exposed to second hand smoke can pass on the harmful chemicals to their babies.

Reaction Recovery

If you’re a smoker, the best way to protect your friends and family from the harm caused by second hand smoke is to go smoke free completely. Everyone benefits – most of all, you.

Not only will you feel healthier and breathe more easily, but you’ll avoid the serious diseases associated with smoking. Your life gets so much better when you go smoke free:

  • Cut your chances of getting heart disease
  • Decrease your chances of getting lung cancer
  • Have more energy for sudden exertions
  • Save cash
  • Look better and feel better

20 Minutes – your blood pressure and pulse return to normal. Circulation improves – especially in your hands and feet.

8 Hours – your blood oxygen levels return to normal and your chance of having a heart attack falls.

24 Hours – carbon monoxide leaves your body. Your lungs start to clear out mucus and debris.

48 Hours – Congratulations. Your body is now nicotine free. And have you noticed how your senses of taste and smell have improved?

72 Hours – your breathing is easier. You have more energy.

2-12 Weeks – circulation is now improved throughout your body. It’s easier for you to walk and exercise now.

3-9 Months – your lung efficiency is up by 5-10 per cent. Breathing problems are fading away. Say goodbye to coughing, shortness of breath and wheezing.

5 Years – you now have only half the chance of getting a heart attack compared to a smoker.

10 Years – the chances of you getting a lung cancer is now half that of a smoker. Your chances of having a heart attack are now the same as someone who’s never smoked.

FACEBOOK ADDICTION DISORDER (FAD)

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FAD, or Face book Addiction Disorder, is a condition that is defined by hours spent on Face book, so much time in fact that the healthy balance of the individual’s life is affected. It has been said that approximately 350 million people are suffering from the disorder.

Face book perhaps has become new age potentially toxic, addicting non medical drug in teenager, adolescents and adults...thanks to the meteoric technological advancements in internet accessibility and user friendly applications. Remaining untouched with this new face book bug for young e-generations teens looks almost impossible.

In the beginning the child or parents will not recognize how quickly simple FB curiosity will slip into habit disorder and finally into addiction. In the beginning teenagers are tempted into FB for peeping into friends profile, having endless meaningless chit chat, They feel they are in trend, as teen not having FB account seems to be an orthodox old fashioned character.

Suspect FB addiction in your child if:-

  • He loses sleep over Face book…" He stays up late at night because he is on Face book, and is tired the next day, Face book may be a compulsion for him to the extent that he is neglecting himself because of Face book."
  • He spends more than an hour a day on Face book…Probably no one needs more than 30 minutes.
  • He is becoming obsessed with old loves...Reconnecting with old friends is one of the great attractions of Face book, and there's nothing necessarily wrong with connecting with an old boyfriend or girlfriend. But it can get out of hand very quickly especially in teenagers.
  • He ignores work and studies in favor of Face book...”If he is not doing studies in order to sneak time on Face book; he is having a real problem.
  • The thought of getting off Face book leaves him in a cold sweat.
  • Slipping school grades...that’s really worrisome.

As the intensity of face book addiction increases, child loses his creativity and socialising skills. There is disruption of family bond along with that lack of physical exercises makes you thick skinned couch potato.

Eventually .FB addiction surely affects cognitive and psycho social facets of brain leading to poor interpersonal and intrapersonal relationship. Expecting quick (as quick as internet search engine) fix solutions for problems in and out of home which if not met leads to depression and frustrations.

Parents should always be on the lookout for some red flags related to face book addiction like :Poor or lack of eye to eye contact while talking to your child,  teen prefers to remain alone , stays awake late night ,  not interested in outdoors or meeting friends or relatives in person , gives unrelated answers to questions.

To curb this nasty addiction parents should ensure:Teens really do not need Wi fi, have him surf FB for limited time (less than 30 minutes) in presence of everyone in house...never alone...Engage teens into more of book reading habits and outdoor play.

By: Dr.Ashok Lodha M.D

Specialist Pediatrician, Specialist Neonatologist
Belhoul Specialty Hospital
Dubai, U.A.E

TIPS FOR MANAGING A TODDLER WHO DOES NOT EAT WELL (Picky eater)

What is normal?

  • Reduced food intake or not having expected increase in food is a normal behavior in second year of life.
  • There will be certain periods of reduced food intake at all – don’t worry, baby will take the next diet or resume normal eating pattern in the next few days.
  • His likes and dislikes develop during this age; they should be respected.

So, being picky about food is a normal behavior in a toddler, don’t worry about it. Eating pattern developed during the first two years of life usually persists for several years, so it is important to establish good eating habits.

What food to offer?

  • Daily select one food item each group: grain, pulses, fruit, vegetables, meat and dairy products.
  • 3 meals 2 -3 snacks are sufficient.
  • Food should be tasty and attractive in appearance.
  • Offer a variety of dishes with various tastes. Let the child select what he likes.
  • Make a list of foods that your child likes, so that it is easy to decide what to give at a time – will avoid lot of confusion and distress to the mother.
  • Let the child decide how much to eat from each item or from entire food served.
  • Offer nutrient rich and calorie rich foods
  • Juices up to 120ml and milk up to 700ml will be the maximum that can be offered a day.
  • Don’t give soda or similar beverages like cola.
  • Simply offer healthy and tasty choices throughout the day and trust that he will get what he needs.

How to offer a new food?

  • Offer it along with the food he likes, so that if he doesn’t like the new food he can take the other food.
  • Don’t force him to take the new food.
  • Offer the new food again several days or weeks later, even if he doesn’t like it at first time.
  • New food has to be offered several times up to 10-15 times before taking the decisions that he does not like that food.

How to establish healthy habits of eating in a toddler:

  • You yourself should set a good example by eating variety of healthy foods. If you are fussy with foods, eating junk foods and colas, your child may also follow that.
  • Establish a routine: regular meal time, same seat at the table etc.
  • Proper chair with a foot rest is good.
  • Serve food with other family members.
  • Talk about something interesting and pleasant at meal time. It should not be the time for arguments.
  • Even if he doesn’t eat, make him stay at the table till most of the family members complete their food.
  • Make meal time the occasion for eating and spending quality time with family.
  • Don’t expect much manners from the child.
  • Meal time should never end up in a time for war with child and distress for parent or child. This is a common problem in toddler eating so anticipate it and avoid it. Even if you are distressed, don’t show it before the child.
  • Don’t let the child play with toys during meal time.
  • Viewing T.V. or reading books during meal time should be discouraged.
  • Involving the child in the preparation of food and arranging will increase his interest in food.
  • If the child doesn’t eat at meal time, offer next snack few hours later.
  • If the child doesn’t want to eat, accept his or her refusal.

Some don’ts in feeding a toddler:

  • Don’t try to force feed, because poor food intake is temporary; attempts to force feed may be futile, may result in more severe feeding problem, child may rebel. Feeding difficulties frequently result from excessive insistence on eating and subsequent anxiety of the parent. Preventing problems is easier and more effective than correcting them.
  • Don’t try to compare: How much a child eats may be different from another child.
  • Don’t bribe the child to eat (eg. Offer to buy a toy as reward)
  • Threats and punishments for feeding should be avoided.
  • Don’t show the child that you are upset by the refusal to eat – child may exploit that.
  • Don’t offer snacks to close to meal time, because if a child is hungry he is more likely to eat more.
  • Stop the urge to make him eat ‘just little more’ because it may later make him more resistant to feeding. 

How to make sure that a child who is picky eater is normal?

  • Chart his growth (weight and height) in a growth chart, if he remains on same centile graph the normal ranges over the months, he considered normal.
  • Assess his development.
  • Assess if he is active in play.
  • Make sure he is free from fever and other
  • If all the above are normal, you can be sure he is normal and is getting adequate nutrient.

Feeding involves responsibility of the mother and baby:

Mother’s responsibility: Decide what, where and when food is given.

Child’s responsibility: Decide whether to eat or not and how much to eat!

 

Compiled by:

Dr. Ashok Lodha, M.D.

Specialist Pediatrician

Specialist Neonatology

Belhoul Specialty Hospital

Dubai (U.A.E)

Father's Day – SuperDad 2013 at Oasis Center, Sheikh Zayed Road

On the event of Father’s Day, Belhoul Hospitals organized a health checkup campaign at the SuperDad 2013 competition at Oasis Center, Sheikh Zayed Road.

Dubai’s SuperDad was held to identify and award fathers by giving them unique opportunities to showcase their talents. The event was held to celebrate the joys and responsibilities that come with parenting and also to stress the importance of a healthy family through periodic health checkups.

Over 250 parents got their Blood Pressure and BMI checked which enabled them to educate themselves on adopting a healthy lifestyle. 

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Pharmacy Services are available 24 hours from 2nd July 2012.

new-news.jpgWe are pleased to announce that our pharmacy services are available 24 hours from 2nd July 2012.

Blood donation Camp 2012

As a part of regular campaign, Belhoul Speciality Hospital organized a Blood Donation Program on 17th Jan 2012 at the hospital premises. Almost every year we take up this august task on a religious fervor. As usual this program was carried out under the aegis of Sharjah Blood Transfusion and Research Centre (Under MOH). Under the able and efficient guidance of their devoted team, the blood donation campaign was a success as expected. For the people of Belhoul Speciality Hospital, the enthusiasm started showing almost a week prior to the day of donation. People started enlisting their names voluntarily showing concern for the cause. People from all
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walks of work came forward for donation, Doctors, Paramedics, Nurses, people from Management, Office boys, House keeping, all were there to joint the campaign.

A big number of people came forward to donate blood. Several of them had to go back due to stringent donor selection process.

Belhoul Speciality Hospital thanks profusely the team of Sharjah Blood Transfusion and Research Centre for their noble job and awaits eagerly for the next campaign to come.

Healthier people make healthy world – World Health Day (April 07, 2010)

Healthier people make healthy world - World Health Day (April 07, 2010) 

Celebrated on 7 April, World Health Day 2010 will focus on urbanization and health. This year World Health Day urges everyone to become the part of a global movement to make cities healthier. Belhoul European and Belhoul Speciality Hospital will be launching various health check -up programs in respective hospitals from April 05-11, 2010.

Healthy World is where the living conditions such as: the physical environment, the social and economic conditions or status of people living in a city promote good health and good quality of life. This initiative will work to change mindset of the public to make the healthy choice and significantly improving opportunities for active living and healthy eating for children and families.

The campaign is committed to increase awareness of people with regard to their health. Beyond that, it will push to increase health check options available in different forms, to make personal health better and explore opportunities to develop the key milestones for a healthier city.

The vision of the program is to make public aware of the healthy messages and healthy choices that are easy to access as they go about their daily activities.

Being one of the major health providers in the UAE and being social responsible, we strive to maintain the high standard and will continue to endeavor to bring that extra touch to all the major good health cause in the society.

For more information contact:
Marketing Dept

World Diabetes Day at Belhoul Speciality Hospital on November 14th 2011

new-news.jpgWorld Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated every year on November 14. ‘Diabetes Education and Prevention’ is the World Diabetes Day theme for the period 2009-2013.

Belhoul Speciality Hospital organized a Free Checkup Program for the Staff & the Patients on 14th November 2011 from 10.00 AM to 04 .00 PM in our premises. The Check up program included the screening of Blood sugar, Total Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, Ratio, Triglyceride & Blood pressure.

The event was a great success and we would like to extend our efforts to raise awareness about diabetes by inspiring new activities, bring diabetes to the attention of the general public and provide a means to show support for the fight against diabetes.

Our Specialist Physician & Endocrinologist Dr. Yasmeen Ajaz commented that United Arab Emirates has the second highest prevalence of diabetes World wide with 20% of its population affected. Deaths related to diabetes are a serious problem and relate to genetic disposition, obesity, a sedentary life style and physical inactivity with a high genetic susceptibly to insulin resistance.

Belhoul Hospital’s Breast Cancer Awareness campaign – A success

15th to 31st October 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) is an annual international health campaign organized worldwide every October to increase the awareness, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of Breast Cancer. Prevention is always better than cure and early detection will help in better and easy cure of the killer disease.

The event commenced on 15th October 2011 with an offer of 30% off till 31st Oct on mammography, Ultra sound & Sp Gynac Consultation, wherein the people can take this opportunity to lead a healthy and safe life. More than fifty women did the screening and headed towards our call for a “breast cancer – free” society in the UAE.

The Radiology department in our Hospital is pleased to say that the number of inquiries and actual mammograms conducted during the camp has increased subsequently as compared to the previous years. This is brought about by the growing awareness of its importance to beat the disease. It has become necessary for al women of certain age.


The campaign was a success and we owe to spread the message of early detection and save lives in this process.

Belhoul Speciality Hospital and Belhoul European Hospital wins DUBAI QUALITY APPRECIATION PROGRAMME for the year 2010

news-new.jpgFaisal Bin Juma Belhoul (Board Member-Belhoul Life Care), Khalfan Bin Juma Belhoul ‎(Board Member-Belhoul Life Care) together with Mr. Jalal Hafeedh ‎(Hospital Director-Belhoul Life Care) received the certificate from His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai at a ceremony held at Grand Hyatt Dubai on April 5, 2011.

Each submission for the DQA was reviewed by assessors according to procedures laid down by the Business Excellence Centre at DED that are modelled on the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) excellence. After the entries were reviewed, a panel of jury members interviewed the teams that assess the applicant companies to select potential winners.

Under the umbrella of Belhoul Life Care include Belhoul European Hospital, established in the year 1996 & Belhoul Speciality Hospital which has been operational since 2003. Both hospitals comprise an extensive range of medical specialties, advanced diagnostic technology and outstanding services which have positioned them as a leading comprehensive healthcare provider in the region.

"Quality" and "Patient safety" were the essential elements to build the brand among patients. Hence, Belhoul successfully implemented quality systems in both the hospitals. The accreditation of JCI in the year 2009, which focused on improving the patient safety and care, was a major milestone in the history of Belhoul. With the JCI accreditation, Belhoul adheres to the international standards and benchmarks in providing highest patient safety solutions.

Belhoul hospitals strongly believe in quality, as an ongoing journey. The ‎participation in DQA was a reassessment of our quality journey involving clinical and nonclinical ‎leaders and all our staff members. It was a challenge for us to bring all our staff members on ‎board towards the quality management based on the coveted EFQM model and resulted in increased customer ‎and staff satisfaction. We were able to identify the strengths, the areas for improvements and ‎able to bench mark our performance with other organizations. ‎

It was the moment of pride and prestige to receive the Certificate of Dubai Quality Appreciation program in the health care sector. Belhoul ensure that quality is delivered in all aspects and as a result of their continuous efforts, the level of quality awareness within Belhoul Hospitals has increased and this certificate is an additional feather of success in their journey towards excellence.

Blood donation Camp 2011

Blood donation Camp 2011

World Health Organization is encouraging communities everywhere to join the World Blood Donor Day campaign on 14th June every year. It is an opportunity to express gratitude to those who donate their blood in order to save lives, without expecting anything in return.

Belhoul Speciality Hospital organized the Blood donation campaign at its premises in Deira on 12th June 2011 from 9.00 am to 2.00 pm to commemorate the World Blood Donor Day to raise the awareness of the need for safe blood and to thank the voluntaries for their life-saving gifts of blood. The theme for the World Blood Donor Day 2011 is, "More blood More life". This theme reinforces the urgent need for more people all over the world to become life-savers by volunteering to donate blood regularly.

The Hospital organizes blood donation camps with the active support from Sharjah Blood Transfusion and Research Centre (MOH) almost every year. This is a kind of celebration Belhoul Fraternity takes up very solemnly.

This time on 12th June 2011, the campaign started in the morning on a fervent note. People working in various departments in the hospital came out willingly to give boost to the occasion. Most of them took half an hour off from their busy schedule to donate blood smilingly. As the clock approached 2.pm, a strong band of 50 volunteers completed the donation for the day.

We take this opportunity to thank every one from the Sharjah Blood Transfusion and Research Centre for their splendid work they are pioneering in the field of Blood Transfusion.

World Heart Day–29th September 2011

One World, One Home, One Heart
 
awareness-program.jpgOn the occasion of world heart day, a public health awareness program was conducted at Belhoul Speciality Hospital. Cardiac patients and general public attended the meeting. Dr. Anil Kumar Consultant Cardiologist and the Head of Cardiology department at the hospital talked about the prevention of heart disease in the world and specifically U.A.E. He detailed the investigations available for detecting heart diseases and explained the various treatment modalities. Dr. Sunil Roy Specialist Interventional Cardiologist discussed the ways and means of preventing heart disease. Dr. Girishchandra Varma Chief Cardiac Surgeon demonstrated the latest techniques in cardiac surgery. This was followed by a lecture in Stress management by Dr. Aruna .G. Varma Specialist Cardiac Anesthetist. The seminar was very interactive and cleared many doubts about heart disease and its management.

Behind every success, there is healthy woman (International Women's Day 8th March 2010)

Behind every success, there is healthy woman (International Women's Day 8th March 2010) 

Celebrated on 7 April, World Health Day 2010 will focus on urbanization and health. This year World Health Day urges everyone to become the part of a global movement to make cities healthier. Belhoul European and Belhoul Speciality Hospital will be launching various health check -up programs in respective hospitals from April 05-11, 2010.

Healthy World is where the living conditions such as: the physical environment, the social and economic conditions or status of people living in a city promote good health and good quality of life. This initiative will work to change mindset of the public to make the healthy choice and significantly improving opportunities for active living and healthy eating for children and families.

The campaign is committed to increase awareness of people with regard to their health. Beyond that, it will push to increase health check options available in different forms, to make personal health better and explore opportunities to develop the key milestones for a healthier city.

The vision of the program is to make public aware of the healthy messages and healthy choices that are easy to access as they go about their daily activities.

Being one of the major health providers in the UAE and being social responsible, we strive to maintain the high standard and will continue to endeavor to bring that extra touch to all the major good health cause in the society.

For more information contact:
Marketing Dept

Universal Childers Day has been celebrated at Belhoul Speciality on 19th of November 2009

Universal Childers Day

Children are one of the most beautiful gifts from God, and one cannot even imagine why people would be cruel or take away the laughter from such innocence. But the grim fact is that many countries were (and some still are) not attuned to the fact that children also have rights to grow into well adjusted and good human beings.

It is therefore that the UN General Assembly recommended that all countries should introduce this annual event, Universal Children's Day, from 1956 to promote the welfare of children. Therefore every year on the 20th of November children and minors are honored and celebrated.

Belhoul Speciality Hospital successfully celebrated the International children's day on 19th November 2009. Multiple fun filled activities like, face painting, drawing competitions, magic show kept the parents and children totally absorbed into the festive like atmosphere.

Children in the hospital were at their best, phobia free, in fact never wanted to leave the action arena i.e. - Atrium of our hospital waiting bay on ground floor. Magic show was on instant hit, kids and parents were absolutely mesmerized by the clown & the magician. They did excellent face painting also. About 100 kids with their families thoroughly enjoyed the day.

The Take home message for all participants was Department of Paediatrics at Belhoul Speciality Hospital takes care of children and their parents even when they are not sick. We plan more of such fun filled, health awareness activities in future.

Another milestone for Belhoul Speciality Hospital

Another milestone for Belhoul Speciality Hospital

On August 28th 2009, Belhoul Speciality and Belhoul European Hospital’s achieved JCIA (Joint Commission International Accreditation).

JCI Accreditation arguably represents the "gold standard" for international credentialing. Joint Commission International accreditation standards are based on international consensus standards and set uniform, achievable expectations for structures, processes and outcomes for hospitals. The Joint Commission’s standards have been highly influential in defining and establishing what constitutes quality and reputability for medical organizations, and their seal of accreditation is seen as a defining indicator of a well run hospital.

Together with the Joint Commission International; Belhoul Speciality and Belhoul European Hospitals are working to continuously improve the quality of care and patient safety so you can be sure that you are healthy you are with Belhoul!

Blood Donation Camp at Belhoul Speciality Hospital on 3.06.2009

Blood Donation Camp at Belhoul Speciality Hospital on 3.06.2009

 

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Under the aegis of Department of Blood Transfusion and Research Services, Sharjah, (MOH), Belhoul Speciality Hospital conducted one blood donation Camp on 3.06.2009 at its own premises.

It was a part of continuous process. Belhoul Speciality Hospital, Dubai has been successfully organizing blood donation camps with active support from Department of Blood Transfusion and Research Services, Sharjah (MOH), even in the past. This time activity started much earlier with marketing Department, sending e-mail and circular to everyone in the hospital informing about the pending camp. In Belhoul culture, it is like a festivity most love to participate.

On Wednesday morning dated 3.06.2009 at 9:00 am, the team from Department of Blood Transfusion and Research Services, arrived at Belhoul Speciality Hospital as scheduled with their mobile van. Soon blood donation started.

There is always screening for donors with verbal questionnaires and physical examination like haemoglobin and blood pressure (BP) estimation. Enthusiasm was palpable in the hospital. Members including doctors, technicians, nursing staff, office staff, house keeping staff etc, started pouring in for donation. Unfortunately some lady staffs failed to donate since they could not meet the screening requirements.

By around 1:30 pm, 43 donors from Belhoul Speciality Hospital donated blood. Light refreshments were served to the donors after donation. Thus ended the day with a high note waiting for next blood donation camp at Belhoul Speciality Hospital.

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International Women's Day March 8, 2009

International Women's Day March8, 2009 

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Blood Donation Campaign on 14th & 15th June 2010

A blood donation camp cum awareness program was organized on 14th & 15th of June 2010 at Belhoul Speciality & Belhoul European hospital respectively as a part of the World Blood Donor Day to serve the general public.

It was a part of the continuous process. The program was conducted from 9.00 am till 2.00 pm on 14th & 15th with the collaboration of the medical staffs from the Blood Transfusion and Research Services, Sharjah (MOH). Belhoul Hospitals, Dubai has been successfully organizing blood donation camps with active support from the staff and public volunteers.

More than 80 donors donated blood which was organized as a gesture of warmth towards the community. Refreshments were served to the donors after the donation.

Free check up program organized for staff & patients on World Diabetes Day- 14th November, 2010

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Belhoul Speciality & European Hospitals at Deira & Satwa organized a Free Check up program for the staff & the patients on 14th November 2010. The Check up program includes Blood sugar test, HBA1C test & Blood pressure check up.

World Diabetes day is universally celebrated every year on November 14th. It offers millions of people worldwide diabetes awareness. In response to the growing concerns about the increasing health problems that diabetes now poses, Diabetes education & prevention is the best way to beat the threat.

The campaign aided in identifying many diabetes patients and helped them in giving proper guidance with the support of the medical experts.

Belhoul Mammogram Week conducted from Oct 24-31, 2010

mammogram1.jpgThe Belhoul Mammogram Week conducted by Belhoul Speciality & European Hospitals at Deira & Satwa was committed for the early detection of breast cancer as well as to extend the support of care and compassion to all breast cancer patients. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women. The best way to beat breast cancer is to detect and treat it early.

At Belhoul, we know the importance of mammography screening which can detect the early challenges of breast cancer. We owe to spread the message of early detection and save lives in this process.

Breast Cancer Awareness Day is observed every fourth Monday in October. The event commenced on 24th October 2010 with an offer of 30% off for a week on mammography, Ultra sound & Sp Gynac Consultation, wherein the people can take this opportunity to lead a healthy and safe life. You are healthy You are with Belhoul.

International Nurses Day 2010

Belhoul Speciality Hospital celebrated International Nurses Day on Wednesday, May 12th, in the Hospital premises.

International Nurses Day is celebrated world over on the 12th of May in memory of Florence Nightingale who was born on this day and founded nursing as a noble profession. The theme for the year 2010 was "Delivering quality, serving communities Nurses leading Chronic Care".

The celebration included educational, scientific and cultural programs and we gave opportunity for our nurses to showcase their talents. The programs included group discussion and debates with medical team related to the National theme "Nurses Together for Healthier Lives". Quiz competition, Creative writing- articles and posters presentation was based on International nurse's day theme.

Belhoul hospitals value our nurse's effort and felicitate them for their contribution. The nurses are usually more committed to the health of their patients and this tireless effort indeed has to be recognized, appreciated and acknowledged. The celebration held at BSH to acknowledge our nurses for their dedication and hard work towards the goal of patient safety.

Dr. Juma Belhoul, the chairman of the Belhoul Life Care said that "we have excellent talented group of nurses and we always provide our staff with continuous training opportunities to further enhance their skills. We want them to be constantly updated with the latest developments in nursing field. Nurses are in many ways the backbone of the healthcare system and they contribute greatly to the betterment of healthcare services."

We would like to take this opportunity to extend our appreciation to the nursing fraternity for their contribution to the health sector."

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