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In light of the Year of Zayed, Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA) Latifa Hospital will launch a free clinic that will provide gynaecology treatment for those in need. 

Salim Mohammad Bin Lahij, Head of the Community and Humanitarian Services Office at DHA, said the second edition of the clinic will provide diagnosis and treatment services for free. 

The clinic will be open at Latifa Hospital every Wednesday during Ramadan from 2.30pm to 5pm. Bin Lahij said the clinic will continue to function after Ramadan as well until further notice.  

Last year 176 patients visited the clinic and were provided with gynaecology diagnosis and treatment services worth Dh77,000. 

About 1,350 voluntary hours were put in by 35 volunteering staff, which included doctors, nurses and administration staff.  

Surgical procedures

“This year, in addition to conducting tests and scans to provide diagnosis, we will also provide surgical treatments to those in need, such as removing tumours,” said Bin Lahij. 

He added that these surgeries usually cost about Dh30,000 and that DHA has allocated Dh500,000 — with the support of donors — for the full treatment of patients in need. There are certain criteria that candidates have to meet to avail of the treatments. 

The cases will be evaluated by a social worker before being referred to the clinic to ensure that those in need the most receive these free treatments. 

To contact the social worker for the free clinic, call 04 219 3261 or Moussadah (Assistance) programme at DHA on 04 219 7406.