DHA opens new medical fitness centre in Karama
Karama centre is triple the capacity of the Satwa medical fitness centre, it can accommodate 5000 customers per day.
DHA announces opening of medical fitness centres in Uptown Mirdiff and a new centre in Jabel Ali Free Zone( JAFZA)
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, July 8, 2013: His Excellency Engineer Essa Al Maidoor, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority and HE Brigadier Mohammed Al Marri, Director-General of General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs-Dubai, inaugurated today a new medical fitness centre in Al Karama area.
The centre provides express medical fitness services, is 20,000 sq feet and features a VIP lounge; a kids play area, typing centre, two coffee shops, a reading area and is equipped with state-of-the-art medical facilities.
HE Eng. Al Maidoor said: “This centre is in line with our vision to provide excellent services to our customers. Medical Fitness is a service that is widely used and therefore we want to provide customers with ease and convenience across all service points- this includes registration, x-ray services, screening etc. We are in the process of designing and implementing more centres of this nature. The aim is to expand existing medical fitness centres as well as develop new ones to provide customers with convenient options across all geographical areas of the emirate.”
Maisa Al Bustani, director of medical fitness at the DHA, said: “This centre provides express medical services which include three options-customers can choose to obtain medical fitness results within 4 hours, 24 hours or 48 hours. The centre is located in the heart of Karama and will be convenient for the people living in the vicinity.”
It is located near the Emirates Post office in Karama, is open from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sundays to Thursdays and can accommodate 5000 patients per day.
In terms of the DHA's expansion plans for medical fitness centres, Al Bustani said that the DHA will open by the end of this year, a state-of-the-art centre in Uptown Mirdiff which will be dedicated for medical fitness of certain categories of employees who fall under the occupational health screening category. This includes cooks, cleaners, industrial workers, painters, heavy-vehicle drivers etc. “We need to assess the physical capabilities of employees in certain sectors and therefore a dedicated centre for these employees will further streamline the medical fitness process.”
She added that the presently a new centre in Jabel Ali Free Zone( JAFZA) is under construction and once completed, the services of the existing centre will relocate to the new one. The new centre in JAFZA has a capacity to accommodate 500 customers per day and is exclusively for people working and residing in JAFZA.
Al Bustani also mentioned that the Al Satwa Medical Fitness Centre which has a capacity to accommodate 700 clients per day and caters to express services and female employees has been temporarily closed for renovation. “We will expand the centre and are carrying out some renovations as its one of the oldest medical fitness centres in the emirate. In the meantime, clients can use the Karama medical fitness centre, which is three times the capacity of the Al Satwa centre and also provides express services.”
She added that female clients can go to the Rashidiya medical fitness centre which is a fully dedicated for female employees or they can choose any of the other medical fitness centres in their vicinity.
For more information, please call the Al Karama centre on: +9714 3426666
Regular medical fitness test costs: AED 260
Medical tests with results within 48 hours costs: AED 370
Medical tests with results within 24 hours costs: AED 470
Medical tests results within four hours costs: AED 690