Elevate student well-being for a healthy start to the school year

Burjeel have introduced back-to-school initiatives

Back-to-school season is upon us once more! As students across the UAE gear up for the upcoming academic year starting next week, it becomes essential to guarantee the well-being of these children. The hospitals under Burjeel Holdings have launched engaging back-to-school campaigns centred around the health and overall wellness of students to ensure these young ones are happy and enthusiastic to resume their classes.

Burjeel Day Surgery Center, Al Reem Island

Burjeel Day Surgery Center’s Paediatrics Department offers a comprehensive programme covering areas including, growth and development of the child, paediatric nutrition, paediatric immunisation, management of acute paediatric illness, infectious diseases, childhood asthma and allergy, procedures like ear piercing, paediatric gastroenterology, paediatric cardiology, paediatric rheumatology, and paediatric rehabilitation.

The hospital has a well-established rehabilitation department, where speech, occupational therapy, and physiotherapy are essential services that work together to improve the physical, cognitive, communication, and functional abilities of paediatric patients. Each therapy focuses on specific areas like speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physiotherapy but often collaborates to provide comprehensive care to children to ensure language and motor skills development.

Taking care of your little ones

Burjeel Day Surgery Center, Al Reem Island, is conducting a unique back-to-school programme that features experiential learning to encourage children’s physical and mental growth.

During these complimentary workshops, specialist doctors will also raise health awareness with engaging interactions. These workshops will be held from August 27 to September 2 from 6pm to 7pm at the facility.

Workshop Schedule

  • August 27 (Sunday) – Contemporary Dance
  • August 28 (Monday) – Lego building
  • August 29 (Tuesday) – Abacus & Brain Training
  • August 30 (Wednesday) – Canvas painting
  • August 31 (Friday) – Pottery & Gardening
  • September 1 (Saturday) – K-Pop Dance
  • September 2 (Sunday) – Karate

Burjeel Hospital, Sharjah

Burjeel Speciality Hospital, Sharjah, offers advanced healthcare to patients of all ages. It offers a comprehensive array of medical services and procedures, including state-of-the-art cardiac procedures and the latest cancer treatments. The hospital provides high-quality care to patients across all specialties including maternity, paediatric and neonatology care, advanced orthopaedics and physiotherapy.

Stepping towards a healthy future

As schools are set to reopen, Burjeel Specialty Hospital, Sharjah, is offering a special back-to-school complimentary screening that includes a paediatric consultation, growth assessment test, vision test and vitamin D test for children between 3-14 years old. These tests do not require any preparation beforehand and will help identify any health issues that may affect children. This offer is valid till September 15, 2023. Appointments accepted on prior bookings only.

For more details, visit burjeelcom/burjeelspecialtyhospital/ or call 80055.


Dr Anshita Pahwa, General Practitioner, Paediatrics, Burjeel Day Surgery Center, Al Reem Island

“As children go back to school, it is important to note that the early years of a child’s life are crucial for their health and development. Weight gain is the most important sign that a child is healthy, growing, and developing well. A monthly regular check-up can also detect if a child is growing as per his or her age.”

Dr Reem Gadalla, Consultant Paediatrics, Burjeel Specialty Hospital, Sharjah

“With schools opening, this is the time to instill the right habits to ensure kids have a stress-free learning experience. Set a proper bedtime routine that they can follow every day. Reduce screen time and ensure they get to enjoy outdoor activities and exercise. Let them know they can discuss their concerns freely with you.”

Dr Manjunath M. Nagalli, Specialist Paediatrician, Burjeel Specialty Hospital, Sharjah

“A healthy diet is crucial for growing children. Ensure they eat a healthy breakfast in the morning. Children must eat balanced meals that are high in fiber and nutrients. Avoid fast food and sugary drinks.”

Neethu Anna Chacko, Senior Speech Therapist, Burjeel Day Surgery Center, Al Reem Island

“Enhancing verbal skills through exercises like tongue twisters and reading aloud can boost confidence and academic success. Parents and teachers must take an active role in fostering effective speech patterns. They should encourage open conversations, active listening, and patience. These efforts will set students up for a successful and enriching school year ahead.”

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