Pakistanis settled in Emirates are to benefit from up-coming virtual clinic

Abu Dhabi, July 26, 2012 (PPI-OT): Pakistanis settled in the Emirates are poised to benefit from an up-and-coming virtual clinic to be able to remotely consult doctors and specialists on health issues and gain access to medical services without having to leave their house.

The consideration came as a group of Pakistani doctors -having specialization from the US varsities and practicing in the Emirates were invited by the Pakistan Embassy in Abu Dhabi to discuss with the ambassador ways to help Pakistani community.

Dr. Adeel Ajwad Butt, Chairperson Department of Medicine at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, led the group of his colleagues and exchanged ideas on how highly qualified Pakistani doctors could assist the Embassy with its plans to better serve its citizens.

Pakistan’s Ambassador Jamil Ahmed Khan offered a separate room at the Embassy for setting up a virtual clinic equipped with video conferencing facility for the expert doctors and potential clients to approach medical top class consultants on health-related issues in rare specialties through general practitioners of their respective regions.

The visiting doctors also volunteered to conduct a series of lecture on matters of public health for the benefit of the general public and especially the Pakistani expats. Ambassador Khan offered the multi-purpose hall at the embassy in Abu Dhabi for hosting the lecture series, which was agreed and it was decided that the said seminar will be organized in the first week of September.

Commenting on the idea to establish virtual clinic, Ambassador Khan said: “This will be a breakthrough initiative as new technologies have enabled us to create such services to better serve our people efficiently and without having to incur huge cost.”

The envoy also offered to facilitate partnership between medical practitioners’ associations in the UAE and Pakistan with a view to bring the cutting-edge medical specialization to Pakistan using new communications technologies including video conferencing.

In his remarks, Dr. Butt lauded the enthusiasm such an initiative would spark amongst the Pakistani community and committed to extending voluntary contribution to make the virtual clinic a living reality. “Me and my colleagues are happy to volunteer for such initiatives that would make a difference in peoples’ lives and I thank the ambassador for his prompt go-ahead.”

Later, Envoy Jamil Khan took the entourage of the visiting doctors on a 360-degree tour of consular operations and social services wing at the embassy.

For more information, Contact:
Miss. Aisha Kiran
Executive Secretary to the Ambassador
Embassy of Islamic Republic of Pakistan Abu Dhabi
Tel: 00971-2-4446777
Fax: 00971-2-4447172
Mobile: 00971-50-4143271