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SHAMS supports Dubai Club for Special Sports 03 May 2010
A delegation from Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences (SHAMS) paid a visit to Dubai Club for Special Sports, a specialized sport club for mentally and physically disabled people. The visit comes within the framework of tireless efforts which are exerted by the Award towards serving people with special needs particularly, and the society generally.
 
The delegation embraced Mr. Abdullah Bin Souqat Executive Director of the Award and Dr. Ghazi Tadmoury Assistant Director of the Award’s Centre for Arab Genomic Studies. From the side of the Club, the meeting was attended by Mr. Thani Jomaa Balriqad Chairman, Mr. Hamad Bin Javla Assistant Executive Director, and Ms. Samira Mohammed the social committee officer. Thani Jomaa Balriqad said that the meeting aimed at building a partnership with SHAMS to take advantage of the experience of the award’s Centre for Arab Genomic Studies on diagnosing Genetic Disorders. 
He said that cooperation among society organizations, aiming at serving people with special needs, builds a strong society capable of facing future challenges. He added that such cooperation is an important initiative, at the level of Arab world countries, as it provides healthy atmosphere for the club to form significant sport teams for people with special needs.
 
Following the meeting, Abdullah Bin Souqat Executive Director of SHAMS, said that both sides have agreed upon supporting the club through preparing medical reports for all club members, to be well studied and diagnosed by specialized physicians and geneticists. He added that the Award will provide Genetic Consultations to the families of patients with genetic disorders, through organizing lectures and awareness programs on danger of genetic disorders.
 
Dr. Ghazi Tadmoury Assistant Director of Centre for Arab Genomic Studies said that disabled people should be put under medical supervision, according to their conditions, during exercise. 
"There are exercise works that couldn’t be made by some disabled people. For example, hard exercise works are not allowed to mental abnormalities, as such disorder is often accompanied by heart diseases", he added. He said that for the best results, athletes should be on special diet and exercise according to each disorder.
 
"Complete data-based medical analysis and diagnosis are required for each patient before starting the exercise", he said. "Contacts have been already done with specialized doctors, and they have welcomed such initiative which is considered as a serious attempt for serving people with special needs to be fully participating members of societyinstead of being ashamed of their disability", he said.
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