Most Valuable Medical Innovation Award
World Medical Council (WMC) in association with Biz Events Management, organized the COVID – 19 Healthcare Excellence Awards 2021 virtually in Dubai on 14th January 2021. The award ceremony was organized to recognize the efforts of all the individuals and organizations in the healthcare sector who were at the forefront of the COVID-19 response.
In 2020, Mental Health Experts counseled people through a Global Pandemic, an economic crisis, chronic uncertainity, anxiety and depression with no prior preparation, warning or special training, ALL while they went thorigh same experiences themselves.The time is now to honour and value the Mental Health Professionals.
We are so glad and proud that the MOST VALUABLE MEDICAL INNOVATION AWARD has been bestowned upon OPENMINDS PSYCHIATRY COUNSELING AND NEUROSCIENCE CENTER in recognition of our Professional Excellence and Outstanding Contribution during the Covid-19 response.
Eventhough every industry has been facing a tough time, the effect of the same on the medical industry had been extremely overwhelming. This pandemic explosion has, in fact, highlighted the importance of the health facilities systems and hospitals.
The COVID-19 pandemic had been stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a new disease and what could happen can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Public health actions, such as social distancing, made people feel isolated and lonely and increased stress and anxiety. Amid the pandemic, the debilitating mental impact has on some people has become a subject of much discussion. Among the many issues they handle, our mental health specialists said they are seeing a higher number of cases during COVID-19.
We at OPENMINDS Centre took at most care and measures ensuring our clients are serviced with no spread of the disease. We have adopted various tools to serve our client by way the services and mental health assistance has never kept them away from us.
- Free Counselling:
During Covid-19 pandemic, our organization helped combat emotional health difficulties by offering free 30 mins online consultation by our Psychologists and Psychiatrists. This is in addition to the remote telehealth services for the clients who are not able to attend face to face sessions to support their emotional / mental health.
- TELE-THERAPY Services at OPENMINDS Center:
In order to reduce the barriers to seek support or treatment, we expanded our highly secure Telehealth platform where children, adults and families can receive video consultation and or counseling services from our highly skilled clinical staff remotely and from the comfort of their homes and can be beneficial to improve access to emotional healthcare services safely during the pandemic avoiding travelling costs and most importantly, reduces waiting time. We have dedicated PCs for telehealth along with unique login ID and password for clinicians and a handset combined with microphone. We have obtained certificate for the use of medical equipment and devices for Telehealth services. In line with this we organized polices and guidelines governing the operations of the telehealth services as per Dubai Health Authority regulations.
- Social Media & Public Relations: Our clinicians also supported the amenity by arranging motivational talks on various social media portal including YouTube, Instagram, Facebook to help the community understand the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on their emotional and mental health. We pleased to tell that our clinician went ahead and published media articles in various online newspapers and magazines to help the parents understand the impact of back to school and other mental health struggles during Covid-19
These are few of the initiatives taken by Openminds center to help the community in United Arab Emirates to support the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on emotional and mental health.
As the virus still continues to spread havoc on mankind its time to reflect on how prepared are we and what steps we can take to mitigate such viral attacks in the future. Openminds Centre takes at most responsibilities by serving in the fore front. We as an organization went to understand the mental health challenges of Child, Adolescents, Adults, Couples & Professionals. We take all measures and equipped with multi lingual clinicians to serve all kinds of communities in the country.
About World Medical Council (WMC)
World Medical Council (WMC), is a non – profit making organization which was established to improve access, coverage and quality of health services for the continuous and conscious development of the medical industry. The aim of the organization is to support the field of medicine, via developing a close knit relationship amongst different medical associations and their related departments. World Medical Council functions at local, national and international level to spread the message of healthy living in our community through its strategic alliances and help advance every facet of the medical industry and reflect its unique perspective to our society.