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More than 150 healthcare facilities across Abu Dhabi are offering the "IFHAS" comprehensive health screening program to all Thiqa cardholders aged between 18 and 75 years.

The Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC) of the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH) said that members holding the card can book appointments or visit the facility that provides screening services.

The department said that people can also visit facilities affiliated with Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA,) M42, NMC Healthcare, Mediclinic Middle East, and Burjeel Holdings.

Dr. Omniyat Al Hajeri, Executive Director of the Community Health Sector at ADPHC, praised the Comprehensive Health Screening Program launched by the ADPHC. He highlighted its importance in improving the health and safety of community members through early detection of diseases.

Al Hajeri also noted that this program provides "care and proactive measures that enhance treatment outcomes," adding that "at ADPHC call to book an appointment and complete the screening process, which takes between two and four hours and is an investment in a healthier life," WAM reported.

Dr. Asma Al Halaseh, Chief Executive Officer of Ambulatory Healthcare Services (AHS), said that Ambulatory Healthcare Services is "committed to improving the health and well-being of communities in Abu Dhabi through proactive preventative screening programs."

"We have streamlined the IFHAS screening process for our patients and facilitated accessible care. We encourage all Thiqa cardholders to book their appointments and ensure they and their loved ones secure their health and well-being," she added.

IFHAS helps detect chronic diseases like cardiovascular diseases and cancers. The program includes various tests to detect risk factors for cardiovascular disease, top-priority cancers, musculoskeletal disease, oral health, general mental health, and senior citizens' health.

Safeya Almqtri, Deputy Group Chief Operations Officer at M42, said the company has been working in collaboration with ADPHC since 2022 and is committed to ensuring the health and safety of the community members.

Dr. Zaka Ullah Khan, NMC's Deputy Chief Clinical Officer, said they are honored to be a part of the program and help Thiqa patients.

Khan noted that the IFHAS screenings help doctors "detect warning signs of illness and disease early, often before there are symptoms, which enables you to make informed medical decisions to manage the illness, help prevent complications, or stop the progression of the disease altogether."