KIC Health and Medical Sciences Department held a Grand Opening Ceremony to kick-off and support the Respiratory Care Week 2021 celebrations that are conducted annually all over the globe.
The opening ceremony was conducted in the presence of KIC President and KHC CEO Prof. Nabil El Kadhi, Invited Guests, Staff, and Students of KIC.
Respiratory Week celebrations aim to honor the Respiratory Care Professionals who are the stabilizing pillars of hospitals and healthcare settings. These professionals are considered as the crucial front-line heroes during this ongoing pandemic, and their importance is widely acclaimed.
In his address to the esteemed guests, Health and Medical Sciences faculty, and respiratory care students, Prof. El Kadhi highlighted the diversity and the complexity of health care sector that was discovered during the pandemic, highlighting the for a lot of skillful experts among youth in addressing the posed implications. Prof. El Kadhi expressed his pride for Health and Medical Sciences department as the partner of excellence to SEHA and other parties in providing training and spreading awareness among public, to effectively curb the impact of COVID-19.
Special guests from leading hospitals in Abu Dhabi contributed to the celebrations.
Mr. Abdelkadir Haji Noorshe, Manager of Respiratory Services at Sheikh Shakbout Medical City inspired the students to balance the challenges they face and to become comfortable in the field. He mentioned that he is looking forward to have the RC Students for clinical rotation.
Mr. Adam Bennet, Director – Respiratory Care, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, pointed out KIC’s students passions in embracing Respiratory Care, highlighting resilience as a key concept during the difficult times and resilience as a key theme for the Respiratory Care Week 2021.
Other prominent figures were;
Dr. Rola Hayek- Director of Education- Sheikh Shakbout Medical City.
Mr. Mohammed Hamoudeh, Acting Manager of Respiratory Therapy, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain;
Mr. Ussama, Senior Respiratory Therapist at Zayed Military Hospital, Abu Dhabi;
Ms. Aileen Durapan, Senior Respiratory Therapist at Madinat Zayed Hospital, Al Dhafra;
Mr. Sri Harsha Tatinenei, Senior Respiratory Therapist at Al Rahba Hospital, Abu Dhabi.
The guests appreciated the talent show of RC students and expressed their optimism in hosting them soon to be respiratory therapists, at their respective hospitals.
Dr. Manjush Karthika, the Program Lead of Respiratory Care, extended the vote of thanks to everyone for making the event a success.
COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the need for RT specialists to combat the virus and save lives.
At KIC, students learn healthcare and clinical skills in facilities powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) and high-fidelity simulators that simulate actual cases from the respiratory care field and intensive care units, in addition to clinical training in hospitals, intensive care units, and pulmonary rehabilitation, guided by experienced and specialized faculty and field experts. By that, KIC aims to graduate professionals who are job ready upon graduation.