A delegation from Dubai Medical College visited Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, Chairman of the Al Habtoor Group, at his office on Sunday November 2, 2014. Saleh Saeed Lootah, Vice CEO and Member of the Board of Trustees, along with Dr Dima Abdul Mannan, Vice Dean of Dubai Medical College, and four students presented the Chairman with a trophy of appreciation for his continuous support towards education and medical education.
The students had the opportunity to train at the Khalaf Al Habtoor Medical Simulation Centre (KHMSC) in Dubai Healthcare City, a state-of-the-art training facility funded by Al Habtoor to help train healthcare professionals and students on how to handle medical emergencies. The Khalaf Al Habtoor Medical Simulation Centre features ground-breaking technology and provides training on how to handle medical emergencies in a simulated environment without risking patient safety.
The delegation, representing DMC’s ‘Athar Initiative’, also briefed Al Habtoor on its progress. The initiative, which was launched in 2012, focuses on medical research, education and general community welfare.
The delegation highlighted the importance the private sector is playing in the UAE’s medical field, and said their students had benefited significantly from the experience gained at the Khalaf Al Habtoor Medical Simulation Center, which they said is “unique” in the UAE, and the wider region.