(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The Peninsula
DOHA: Qatar Insurance, the leading insurer, in collaboration with Syrian American Medical Center commemorated World Diabetes Day by organising an awareness workshop for its staff. The workshop included a presentation on the risk factors for diabetes, its symptoms and early detection signs, strategies for prevention and treatment of the disease.
The session also included free medical checkup for all QIC staff. Attendees also benefitted from the talk given by diabetes educators and therapeutic nutritionists, who spoke at length about following a healthy diet and lifestyle.
The awareness campaign aligns with QIC Group's efforts towards realizing the Qatar National Diabetes Strategy, which was launched by The Supreme Council of Health last year. It also casts a spotlight on the Group's mission as a responsible employer in ensuring wellness of its entire staff.
Speaking about the workshop, Abdulla Al Mulla, Group Chief Administrative Officer of Qatar Insurance Group stated, 'Besides being a core part of our Corporate Social Responsibility, this initiative reiterates our commitment both as a corporate citizen and as a responsible employer. By raising awareness about this epidemic and embarking upon initiatives such as this, we would like to ensure well-being of all our employees, who we consider our most important asset.
He further commented, 'Renewing our efforts with the theme, ‘Preventing Diabetes Together', we want to educate and raise awareness on aspects of the deadly disease, which many may not be aware of!