National award-winning South Indian actress Priyamani launched the novel health program for women at an event held in Aster Hospital, Sharjah, as part of the International Women’s Day celebrations
Sharjah: Committing to women’s health, Aster Hospital, Sharjah, has launched a women-centric comprehensive health program here as part of the International Women’s Day celebration. Inaugurated by national award-winning South Indian actress Priyamani, the program aims to ensure women have access to quality healthcare. Global studies suggest women give last preference to their personal health leading to aggravated conditions in many.
The delay in seeking medical treatment has been the reason for many women reaching hospitals at the final stage of cancer and other life-threatening conditions.
The novel health program launched at Aster Hospital, Sharjah, aims to create awareness about the importance of women’s health through discourse and continuous community engagement.
As part of the initiative, Aster Hospital, Sharjah, has started about twelve women-centric speciality clinics to attend to and treat common health conditions that affect women such as, PCOS, PCOD, adolescent clinic to support young girls, fertility clinic for women of reproductive age, along with menopause clinic and others.
In an attempt to create awareness about various conditions affecting women’s health, the hospital will also start a weekly breakfast meeting with doctors. This program would enable women members to interact with expert doctors on selected topics.
Inaugurating the women’s day event held under the theme of ‘elevate her health and wellness’, actress Priyamani commended the efforts of Aster Hospitals for working for the welfare of women. “Women are now taking the centre stage in society. They are nowadays managing both their personal and professional life equally well. To achieve bigger things in life, health is inevitable, and women should prioritize their health,” she said.
Speaking at the event, Gaurav Khurana, COO of Aster Hospital, Sharjah, said as a responsible care provider, we believe the health of women is pivotal in building a healthier society. “Women have always been at the centre of our care. With the new initiative, we aim to extend our caring arms to more women by empowering and enlightening them. We have also launched special privilege cards for those who are not protected by medical insurance. We aim to ensure all the residents of Sharjah and Nothern Emirates receive quality healthcare by making care accessible for all. The privilege card will allow people without insurance to avail all our services at a discounted rate,” he added.
About Aster DM Healthcare
Aster DM Healthcare Limited is one of the largest private healthcare service providers operating in GCC and India. With an inherent emphasis on clinical excellence, we are one of the few entities in the world with a strong presence across primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary healthcare through 29 hospitals, 121 clinics, 421* pharmacies, 17 laboratories, and 109 patient experience centres in seven countries, including India. We have over 27,200 plus dedicated staff including 3,441 doctors and 7,901 nurses across our group, delivering a simple yet strong promise to our different stakeholders: “We’ll treat you well.” We reach out to all economic segments in the GCC states through our differentiated healthcare services across the “Aster”, “Medcare” and “Access” brands.
*Including 176 Pharmacies in India operated by Alfaone Retail Pharmacies Private Limited under brand license from Aster.