Transguard and Al Tadawi invest AED 1 million in ‘happy’ employee strategy with opening of new medical clinic

Wednesday 23 March 2016
Dr. Abdulqader Alkhayat, Chairman, Al Tadawi Medical Centre with Dr. Abdulla Al Hashimi, CEO, Transguard Group

Dubai - MENA Herald: Leading UAE-based business support services company, Transguard Group along with UAE healthcare provider Al Tadawi Medical Centre have opened a fully equipped medical facility in one of its employee accommodation facilities in the Muhaisna area of Dubai.

The joint investment, to construct, fit out and equip the healthcare facility cost the companies a combined one million dirhams. Al Tadawi will staff and operate the centre, with two doctors and two nurses and will be open every day from 7.30am to 9pm, providing easy access to quality healthcare for its 7,800 plus employees based in Muhaisna.

“Any business leader will tell you that their employees are their most valuable asset, something we at Transguard wholly subscribe to. Happiness is very much on the Dubai government’s agenda at the moment and is at the heart of everything we do,” said Dr. Abdulla Al Hashimi, CEO, Transguard Group.

“We are totally committed to providing every member of staff with the opportunity to enjoy a healthier lifestyle, which we hope will lead to creating happier employees, which will ultimately lead to happier customers,” added Greg Ward, Managing Director, Transguard Group.

All existing Transguard employees that require medical attention will now be able to use their current medical insurance and any mandatory costs not covered by the company’s corporate insurance, can be billed direct to Transguard, streamlining the administrative process.

“From a practical perspective, this new facility is not only convenient and stress free for our employees, it saves the company time and money. This initiative is a key aspect of our employee wellness and engagement strategy and essentially provides a win-win solution for all Transguard stakeholders,” said Ward.

The clinic will provide a comprehensive medical service in one location, including same day appointments and a fully equipped pharmacy. The clinic will also have an integrated information system, which helps to reduce lengthy referral processes.
“We want to help make it possible for all employees based in Muhaisna and the surrounding communities to receive comprehensive health care in a comfortable, convenient setting, close to home,” commented Dr. Abdulqader Al Khayat, CEO, Al Tadawi Medical Centre.
“The Muhaisna community will benefit from the medical expertise provided at this clinic, which will offer primary care, radiology services, laboratory and treatment rooms used for immediate medical care and management of acute and chronic diseases. For more specialised treatments we will offer physical rehabilitation, specialty care and consultations about nutrition at our main facility,” he added.

Looking further ahead, after the successful roll out of this facility in Muhaisna, Transguard and Al Tadawi aim to broaden their cooperation and open a further two clinics in Transguard’s staff accommodation centres in Al Quoz and Jebel Ali.

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