Patients satisfaction increases following ‘Visiting Programme’

  • Tuesday 21, May 2019 10:08 PM
  • Patients satisfaction increases following ‘Visiting Programme’
Sharjah 24 – WAM: The rate of patients satisfied with the treatment received at the Ministry of Health and Prevention's, MoHAP, hospitals after the implementation of the Visiting Consultants Programme exceeded 90 percent, the Ministry revealed.
This was also accompanied by a 51 percent rise in the number of visiting consultants from 2017 to 2018.

"The achievement rate in 2019 is almost at 100 percent despite the fact that we are still in the first half of the year. These statistical outcomes reflect the success of the programme which we are keen to share with the public as they are mutual success stories," said Dr. Sultan Sharif, Director of the MoHAP’s Visiting Consultants' Office.

He added that the Visiting Consultants Programme is always striving to attract the most renowned consultants across various specialities and is developing a list of pioneer consulting doctors who have proved their competency in providing advanced therapeutic solutions, such as robotic surgery, for instance, to obtain long-term residency.

As part of the Visiting Consultants Programme, Al Amal Psychiatric Hospital, Dubai, recently hosted Dr. Mohammad Alsuwaidan, Consultant Psychiatrist (mood and anxiety disorders), who has an outstanding professional reputation across the region.

Alsuwaidan said, "No matter how you contribute to mental health, you can make a difference by simply knowing that mental illness is not anyone’s fault, no matter what societal stigma says."

"Dr. Alsuwaidan's visit had a positive impact on the hospital's patients. He contributed to training our doctors and staff, especially on using the LEAP Programme, which is one of the global programmes in psychiatry sponsored by Janssen Pharmaceuticals," said Dr. Adel Kerani, Director of the Al Amal Psychiatric Hospital.

Dr. Kerani added that last month, the Al Amal Psychiatric Hospital hosted a visiting British doctor specialising in addiction treatment, noting that the hospital’s upcoming plan includes attracting a number of rare specialists, such as paediatric and geriatric psychiatry.

This is a part of the National Policy for Promoting Mental Health that offers rehabilitation and support services to people with mental illnesses in order to be more positive, productive and engaged in the society, in addition to developing a statistical database and promoting psychiatric research.