Al Bustan Centre & Residence recently hosted a health-talk for its employees from various departments in association with NMC Hospital. Dr. Sanjay Massey, Specialist Internal Medicine from NMC Medical Centre addressed the attendees on what are the various types of respiratory illnesses, causes, symptoms and cures to avert a major mishap.
As part of the property’s Responsible Awareness Program, the initiative helped to provide vital information to educate employees on healthy living. Each year during the cold and flu season, there is a dramatic increase in absenteeism rates for employees. Medical experts’ are putting in a lot of efforts to increase awareness of the debilitating breathing conditions to help individuals improve their quality of their life.
About 3.7 per cent of the UAE population suffers from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, according to a 2011 study by Zayed Military Hospital. Respiratory problems in the Middle East can be unique and cover a wide variety of pulmonary disorders due to a number of factors such as smoking, extreme weather variations, as well as genetic conditions.
Moussa El Hayek, Chief Operating Officer of Al Bustan Centre and Residence, said: “A company’s most valuable asset is and will always be its dedicated employees. Healthy and fit employees who are devoted to delivering the work are essential for a company to remain efficient and profitable. Hosting the health talk to inform and educate them is one of the ways in which we would like to give back to our employees and would like to emphasize on the fact that we do take the health and wellbeing of our employees seriously.”