SIDRA OPENS OUTPATIENT CLINIC
Sidra Medical and Research Center announced the phased opening of its Outpatient Clinic from May 1 which will be used to treat patients referred from HMC and the various PHCCs.
Services at the Sidra Outpatient Clinic will start with the launch of three clinics – Dermatology, Pediatric General Surgery Consultation and Obstetrics. The clinics will be supported by radiology, pathology, pharmacy and laboratory facilities. Patients requiring consultation at the three clinics will be referred to Sidra by their existing primary or secondary healthcare doctor. As it is referral-based, the Sidra Outpatient Clinic will not offer emergency services. The clinic will adopt the latest technologies to enhance patient experience. For example, pediatric patients will have their height, temperature and weight read by devices which will send the information directly to digital patient files. Biometric scanners will also help quickly bring up medical records of returning patients. A 3D printer will provide 3D models of a patient's organs such as the heart or the brain to help with treatment planning. The clinic will be fully operational by early 2017 by which time around 5,000 patients are expected to be treated per week.