Abu Dhabi continues medical screening programme for students


The Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC) is continuing to carry out its medical screenings programme for students in the emirate.

The initiative, which is aimed at detecting diseases early, targets pupils in Grades 1 to 12.

It includes annual checkups for weight, height, body mass, vital signs and vision.

Comprehensive screenings are also done specifically for students in Grades 1, 5 and 9 - that include physical examinations as well as hearing, scoliosis (curvature of the spine), blood and dental tests.

As many as 361 schools in Abu Dhabi have participated in the programme in recent years.

"The early detection of diseases is an important and essential step to overcome the obstacle of the exacerbation of diseases. The school screening programme is part of the centre's strategic plans to preserve the health of our students at the school stage, in cooperation with educational authorities and parents," said Dr. Omniyat Al Hajri, Executive Director of the Community Health Sector.

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