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Clinic exclusive to Pinoys opens in Abu Dhabi

A clinic catering exclusively to Filipinos has opened in Abu Dhabi, courtesy of the biggest healthcare provider in the United Arab Emirates.

Philippine Ambassador to the UAE Constancio Vingno Jr, Madame Yoko Ramos-Vingno and Dr. BR Shetty join the Filipino medical staff of the newly opened NMC Mabuhay Clinic. DFA photo

The medical center called Mabuhay Clinic opened its doors to patients on January 11, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Philippine Ambassador to the UAE Constancio R. Vingno Jr., according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

The DFA said the Mabuhay Clinic is the only health facility of the New Medical Center (NMC) Healthcare chain of hospitals where the Filipino language can be widely spoken by its predominantly Filipino doctors, nurses, medical professionals, and staff.

NMC is currently the biggest healthcare provider in the UAE, the DFA added.

The opening of the facility was borne out of a meeting between Vingno and Dr. BR Shetty, NMC chief executive officer, regarding the healthcare provider's possible investments to the Philippines.

In his message, Ambassador Vingno thanked the NMC leadership for this initiative and enjoined the Filipino doctors, nurses and personnel of the Mabuhay Clinic to continue to provide the best possible healthcare to fellow Filipinos and other nationalities. —KBK, GMA News