The Doobay Medical and Research Centre hosted its first successful ‘Executive Clinic’ at the centre’s location at Annandale, on the East Coast of Demerara (ECD) on Saturday.The clinic targeted interested members of the public and clinic personnel, but more specifically, executives of businesses within the Georgetown and East Coast areaWorld renowned Vascular Specialist Dr. Sonia Anandwere targeted.To facilitate the exercise, the centre brought in world leading Vascular Specialist Dr. Sonia Anand. Dr. Anand, a Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at McMaster University in Canada, said the exercise was aimed at providing high level medical consultation to senior business, Government and other national leaders.She added, “We presented some of the research information on risk factors for vascular disease, and after that, we had all the participants in the event have a risk factor screening clinic, where we measured blood pressure, we checked blood sugar in some people, we measured the waist and hip circumference, and in the end we gave each person a risk score for cardiovascular disease; so that would be their risk of future minor cardinal infection and heart attack.”Dr. Anand also explained that though this is the first of its kind, the medical centre will be reassessing these proceedings and return more prepared and equipped for future activities.“It’s the first time we’ve done it, so we’ll see. We’ll reassess after, and also gauge what the interest is; but it was a good kick off for us, because we are going to begin a screening and treating risk factor programme here at the Doobay Medical Clinic. So we were able to test a number of procedures that we might be doing on a more regular basis,” she was quoted as saying by the Department of Public Information (DPI).The Executive Clinic concept was the brain-child of Dr. Buhendra Doobay, Director of the Medical Centre, who saw it as a way of combating heart disease and stroke among the executive population in the country.“…recognising that people who have risk factors for vascular diseases (they) sometimes are not aware of it, so high blood pressure, for example, is called the silent killer …yet we know that high blood pressure and diabetes in Guyana are very common, and if we can screen early and treat early, we can prevent things like heart attacks and strokes. So the concept was to bring people together, teach about these risk factors, and then have every person have their own risk factors measured. That’s increasing awareness,” Dr. Sonia Anand explained. The Doobay Medical and Research Centre is known for providing affordable dialysis to patients with renal failure since 2011. The centre has expanded its operations to cater to more than 100 patients, in addition to expanding the range of other services provided.
“He is three or four weeks ahead of schedule,” manager Arsene Wenger told the club website. “Originally we planned to have him back for competition at the beginning of next year. So he’s one month ahead.”Mikel Arteta has also returned to fitness after a hamstring problem, but Wenger said that Laurent Koscielny (Achilles) and Mathieu Debuchy (ankle) were both around “three weeks away from full group training”.German playmaker Mesut Ozil (knee) and back-up goalkeeper David Ospina (thigh) remain long-term absentees.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LONDON, November 20- Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is fit to face Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday after recovering from a broken leg, manager Arsene Wenger announced on Thursday.The France international, 28, was provisionally ruled out until next year after breaking his leg against Everton in August, but he is now ready to return.