PureHealth unveils mental health services platform ‘Sakina’

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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PureHealth has launched the UAE’s largest comprehensive mental health platform, Sakina, offering specialized psychiatry services to all members of the community, aiming to enhance the quality of life.

Sakina offers a wide array of services including outpatient mental health hubs, neurodiversity centers, inpatient institutes, specialized satellite clinics, along with homecare. These services will enable the customization of specialized psychiatry services for diverse populations, from initial screening and early intervention to the complete rehabilitation and reintegration of individuals.

According to the statement, “World-class secondary and tertiary care services will be offered to assist at-risk populations including the elderly, children, People of Determination, women’s mental health and those struggling with addiction and eating disorders to foster an inclusive and empowering environment.”

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“Mental health is not only an essential facet of the community, it is a major component of non-communicable diseases and is a key factor affecting life expectancy, which is why at PureHealth, in line with our vision of longevity, we are focusing on giving equal, if not more, importance to taking care of our mental wellbeing alongside our physical wellbeing. The mind is one frontier which is still largely undiscovered and is a critical part of a holistic approach to social health and happiness. Therefore, a focused approach in bringing the best-in-class care in this field will ensure we as a nation promote a society where mental wellbeing is at the core of our population. We recognize the importance of nurturing a robust and all-encompassing healthcare systems that caters to the holistic needs of our community, which includes mental health services, and as such, Sakina will offer consultation liaison to bridge the gap between mental health and physical health.”

Sakina’s offering will also extend through a digital companion, Pura, PureHealth’s comprehensive, personalized AI-enabled longevity app, that is tailored to offer curated care and support, monitoring and tracking, as well as tertiary care provision, including a full spectrum of psychiatry services for addicts, geriatrics, People of Determination and children.

Dr. Zain Al Yafai, CEO of Sakina, said that, “Sakina’s purpose is to make holistic mental healthcare accessible at all levels within the UAE. By harnessing SEHA’s comprehensive network of clinics and hospitals and cutting-edge digital technologies, providing a spectrum of inpatient and outpatient services from home care and therapies to catering to those with additional needs, Sakina has adopted a model of mental healthcare delivery that is embedded in the communities and that substantively supports all individuals, including the most vulnerable, in their pursuit of care that can meet them wherever they are—at home, on the move, and right in their communities.”

The Sakina network will be supported by 34 satellite clinics, two mental health hubs, two specialized neurodiversity centers, and nine integrated clinics, as per the statement.

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