Medical group receives 3 world healthcare awards

•October 22, 2018 • Leave a Comment

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By Jamil Khan | ABU DHABI

The Ahalia Medical Group, Abu Dhabi, has received three prestigious internationally awards in a glittering ceremony of the World Health Care Leadership Awards 2018. The award ceremony was held in The Address Hotel Dubai.
Dr V.S. Gopal, Founder & Managing Director of Ahalia Medical Group, while addressing a press conference held in Bab Al Qasr, Abu Dhabi, said that the recent awards are the recognition of our hospitals and its services have been offering towards the wider community in the country.
“The awards were given as recognition of our state-of-the-art facilities covering different specialities and serving the community with highly sophisticated and modern healthcare facilities and professional staff from specialists to doctors and paramedical staff,” he said.
The awards conferred including Best Multi Specialty Hospital in the GCC for Ahalia Hospital, Musaffah; Best Eye Clinic to Ahalia Eye Care, Abu Dhabi and The Best Holistic Wellness Centre Awards for the Department of Ayurvedam to Ahalia Hospital, Musaffah.

The press conference was also attended by prominent dignitaries including Shafiqa Al Amri, Executive Director of Abu Dhabi Businesswomen Council; Alaa Ismail Al-Badwaneh, Senior Management Consultant, ADNOC Marine; Amal Hamad Al Masafari, Human Resources Development Specialist and Community; Sameya Mubarak Alkatiri, Writer and Leader of Social Networking; Fatima Alward, the first announcer in Abu Dhabi Media, and Obaid Al-Mehrazi, Commissioner of the UAE Scouts Association and also attended by Hamed Al-Kamali, the first UAE player to participate in the Champions League.
“Ahalia Hospital, Musaffah is a multi-specialty facility excelling in providing the best of patient care. The hospital is a part of Ahalia Medical Group, established in 1984 in the UAE with the vision to provide ethical, state-of-the-art healthcare treatment in the UAE. The dream for a hospital in Musaffah blossomed from the trust received from the patients who visited Musaffah Medical Clinic which was started 22years ago offering the best of our service for the customers around the region with minimal amenities,” Dr Gopal said.
Ahalia Hospital has been accredited by the reputed JCIA (Joint Commission International Accreditation) status. The current hospital in Musaffah is bestowed with multiple medical specialties, special facilities with modern infrastructure and equipments. It is well supported by full-fledged Emergency Ambulance Services, 25 secondary medical centers located all over UAE and about 35pharmacies offering the best patient services. It is unique in its location and is special because of its fine reputation. Highly qualified, doctors from all over the world and ever smiling Supporting staff are the biggest backbone of Ahalia Medical Group.
Furthermore, the Ahalia Medical Group has already won the Sheikh Khalifa Award for Excellence and the winner of the Department of Health Quality Award for providing outstanding medicalcare. The awards give the group greater responsibility for customers and give them greater responsibility to deliver superior healthcare options at a higher level.
Dr V S Gopal also announced that the Ahalia Medical Group also honoring six doctors, who had completed 25-years long association with Ahalia.
-Published At The Gulf Today

Dubai to celebrate Italian cuisine

•October 13, 2018 • Leave a Comment

Week of the Italian Cuisine

By Jamil Khan | DUBAI

A month-long celebration will be held to celebrate Italy’s best ingredients, producers, authentic Italian cuisine and traditions in the Week of Italian Cuisine in the World, on Oct 25 with an array of activities and events across the UAE.
The event is being organised by the Italian Trade Agency (ITA), together with the Embassy of Italy to the UAE and the Consulate General of Italy in Dubai, which returns to the UAE for the third year in a row.
In a press conference held at the Italian Trade Agency in Dubai Internet City, the officials announced the details.
Gianpaolo Bruno, Italian Trade Commissioner to the UAE, Oman and Pakistan said, “Food is one of Italy’s most renowned and loved icons and Italian producers exported over 300 million euros worth of items to the UAE in 2017. With over 300 Italian restaurants …
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Kids Neuroscience Conference 2018

•October 13, 2018 • Leave a Comment

Experts highlight children’s neurological disorders at meet

By Jamil Khan | DUBAI

A number of experts in the field of kids’ neurology have underpinned the need for more experts and comprehensive treatment methods to address the issues pertaining to children, mainly neurological disorders.
In this regard, a day-long ‘2nd Kids Neuroscience Conference 2018’ was held at the Raffles Hotel in Dubai. The meet was attended by around 200 delegates from all over the UAE including paediatricians, therapists and paramedics.
The conference was organised by Dr Hamza Ahmad Alsayouf, Consultant Child Neurologist and Epileptologist, Fellow of American Academy of Neurology & Child Society to address the subspeciality of paediatric neurology and discuss treatment…
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Series of mental training courses start

•October 13, 2018 • Leave a Comment

By Jamil Khan | DUBAI

A series of training courses in collaboration with a renowned UK organisation, pioneering in mental health services, will benefit the experts in the country.
This was stated by Omar Mehanna, co-founder of Camali Clinic while talking to The Gulf Today on the sideline of ‘Quality Leadership and Clinical Practice Programme,’ a showcase event held at Mohammad Bin Rashid Academic Medical Centre, Dubai Healthcare City on Thursday.
The event was organised by Camali Clinic Child & Adult Mental Health in collaboration with Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.
The session was started by Rob Senior, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Systematic Psychotherapist and Medical Director of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.
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Pakistani community celebrates Independence Day

•August 15, 2018 • Leave a Comment

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By Jamil Khan | SHARJAH

Thousands of community members residing in Abu Dhabi and Dubai have celebrated the country’s Independence Day with national zeal on Tuesday. The day’s activities started with most important events including flag-hoisting ceremonies at the premises of the Embassy of Pakistan, Abu Dhabi and Consulate General of Pakistan in Dubai.
Both ceremonies were attended by a large number of UAE-based Pakistanis including women and children, who belong to different segments of the society.
Moazzam Ahmad Khan, Ambassador of Pakistan, hoisted the national flag in the Pakistan Embassy, Abu Dhabi. Independence Day messages of President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nasir-ul-Mulk were read out.
In his address, Moazzam Khan, while felicitating the Pakistanis on the…
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Interview: Arsalan Hasan

•August 15, 2018 • Leave a Comment

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Young Pakistani singer seeks international renown through platform

By Jamil Khan | SHARJAH

Arsalan Hasan, a young Pakistani singer, is the youngest artist in the country who signed with a global platform Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) to represent him internationally.
Hasan has been entertaining music lovers as he is multi-talented: a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, music producer, audio engineer, mix engineer, songwriter and composer.
Talking to The Gulf Today, he said, “Before singing I start playing the piano. I got a toy piano on my third birthday.
I started playing the tunes and melodies I was listening to around me. I was in the school choir and I was too shy to sing alone but eventually I started my solo singing career a couple of years back.”
Residing in Lahore, Pakistan, he graduated from A Levels with straight As and is currently studying chartered accountancy. Prior to debuting his international performance at a private function in Dubai last week, he has performed all over Pakistan where he entertained the youngsters in schools and college functions.
“I recently signed with BMI which is known to represent artists like Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift etc. I am the youngest Pakistani to sign with BMI who will represent me internationally,” he said.
He was awarded a scholarship at the Berklee School of Music, US. “I’m the first and only Pakistani to be featured on Radio One Lebanon based in the US which is a matter of pride not only for me but all singers in the country,” he said.
Hasan has won several competitions during his O and A Levels and is working on a couple of exciting projects with multinational brands.
Even though he so far released one single ‘Umeed’ he is working on a number of songs and plans to release them soon with international collaboration. Talking about his appearance in the television series ‘NESCAFÉ Basement’ in Pakistan, he lauded the support and termed the platform as an excellent exposure to an aspiring young musician. “It’s more than just a platform. It’s a whole learning experience,” he said.
Responding to another question, he said, “I think social media has played an enormous role in helping me grow. The amount of people you can reach around the world is unbelievable. People get to know you and your art and its super easy and anyone can do it,” he said.
When asked about his career in singing or chartered accountancy he responded, “I’d love to be an entrepreneur and have my own firm one day but the heart wants what the heart wants. I think music is my true calling and I’d love to keep pursuing it in the future along with being a finance person. Only time will tell,” he added.
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Interview: Dr Wasim Ahmad

•August 15, 2018 • Leave a Comment

‘Listening more is key to a peaceful and tolerant society’

By Jamil Khan | SHARJAH

People these days are being taught to speak rather than listen more for a better understanding of each other and what they are facing in their surroundings. Even students everywhere are not being trained on this which results in facing challenges once they face real-life situations.
This was stated by Dr Wasim Ahmad Malik, author of ‘The HOW of a peaceful and tolerant world,’ in an exclusive interview with The Gulf Today recently.13-dr Wasim
He said that the reflections and questions incorporated in the book are those which no one ever answered anywhere. “Since my life in studying, I have been collecting these questions as I did not found anyone who somehow discussed them. I found these questions as my primary responsibility to present in the form of books and push readers to think deeply,” he said.
“I have felt that for a greater tolerance in society, students should be taught speaking skills as well as listening. Nowadays many are teaching speaking skills but that is not enough for having wider aspects of peace and tolerance in the society which can only be built by listening more,” he added.
His book, published by Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany in 2016, is a collection of reflections and questions that arose in his mind during his academic journey over a decade. “The book is a set of multidisciplinary reflections and questions on issues close to everyone’s life and their immediate surroundings. Over 400 piercing questions and reflections are part of the book’s questions including many one-liners encouraging the reader to comprehend these,” he said.
The book is for everyone from students to people in corporate sectors but most importantly for Muslims to understand the difference between religion and the world while sections discuss the management and leadership related to professionals and educated segments of the society.
There are a number of reflections and questions in this book for Muslims taught the traditional system of education or religious system being carried out in the ‘Madrassah’.
Some of his questions/reflections from the book include knowledge (of what) is power. why and how?; which of the two is a more difficult task and why – listening or speaking?; which of these two are short on actions or ideas?; what is our career on earth?; every ‘leader’ is a ‘manager’ but not every ‘manager’ is a ‘leader’; loyalty is earned, not demanded; a teacher seeks to make his students independent of himself, etc.
As an assistant professor in the American University in the Emirates, Dubai, he presented his book before students and faculty members while also using various platforms to spread his message. “I have a huge network of friends on social media and discuss my thoughts with them while also availing the opportunity of speaking with teachers and students in different schools in different Indian states,” he added.
Malik has completed his early education in a religious madrassah in Azamgarh, UP, India and obtained his PhD from Hamdard University, New Delhi. He did his MA in Arabic Literature from Aligarh Muslim University, India. Since 2001, he is in the UAE and affiliated with academic institutions. His PhD thesis is titled ‘A Critical and Comparative Student of the Western Perception of Islam as Reflected in the Writings of William Montgomery Watt and Kenneth Crag.’
“I have been working on the second instalment of my work as a second book which will be ‘Towards Innovation and Diversity’ to simplify the definitions of everyday matters,” he said.
The book is available in online stores including Amazon.
-Published At The Gulf Today