Diagnos $ADK $DGNOF Announces the Opening of the #AI Assisted #Screening #Clinic at #Magrabi #Hospital with the Presence of the Undersecretary of the Ministry of #Health of #SaudiArabia

Diagnos Inc. (“DIAGNOS” or the “Company”) (TSX Venture: ADK) (OTCQB: DGNOF) (FRA: 4D4A), a leader in early detection of critical health issues, is pleased to announce the official opening of the initial clinics at the Magrabi Hospital.

Dr. Ibrahim Al-Omar, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health for Investment, inaugurated last Wednesday the early detection unit for diabetic retinopathy operated by DIAGNOS’ AI (Artificial Intelligence) technology at Magrabi Eye, Ear and Dental Hospital in Riyadh, the first of its kind in the Kingdom. The inauguration was attended by the executive management of the Magrabi Group represented by Mr. Mutasim Alireza, Managing Director, Dr. Tariq Al-Hamad, Regional Operations Director, Senior Retinal Consultants, Yves-Stephane Couture, Vice President of DIAGNOS and members of the management of Kanhoor Company and Bayer Pharmaceuticals.

When asked, Dr. Walid bin Abdul Rahman Al-Turki, head of the retinal departments at Magrabi Group in Riyadh, stated that the aim of this unit is to examine the largest possible number of diabetic patients who are at risk of developing retinal diseases associated with them, which unfortunately may end in a gradual complete loss of vision. It is known that the incidence of diabetes in the Kingdom is about 27% of the population, which indicates the extent of the potential risk. At the conclusion of the interview, Dr. Walid Al-Turki stated that the initiative is in its infancy, and the Magrabi Group will develop and circulate it in all branches upon completion of its review.

Magrabi Hospitals and Centers has thirty-four branches in the Middle East; Twenty-two of them are in the Kingdom in Riyadh, Jeddah, Makkah, Dammam, Khobar, Al-Ahsa, Jubail, Asir, Jazan, Madinah, and Qassim.  Magrabi Hospitals and Centers Group was established in Jeddah in 1955 as the first hospital specialized in ophthalmology, and today it is the largest specialized medical network in the region.

The event was reported by the SABQ online newspaper (sabq.org) and the link is attached:

https://mobile.sabq.org/gJxtfn

Magrabi Hospitals launches initiative for early screening for diabetic retinopathy

“We extend our best wishes to Magrabi hospitals.  We would also like to thank everyone in attendance for their time and efforts in making this project a reality. The main beneficiaries will be many thousands of diabetic patients whose vision can now be protected through this collaboration,” said André Larente, President of DIAGNOS.

Diagnos $ADK $DGNOF Announces Pilot with Sinaloa Hospital

Diagnos (TSXV-ADK) (OTCQB-DGNOF), a leader in early detection of critical health issues, announces today the signing of a 2-month pilot with Hospital Oftalmológico Buena Vista Sinaloa, the largest ophthalmological hospital in Sinaloa State, Mexico.

In Mexico there are 18 million diabetics with a 23% prevalence in people of 20 years or more; the seriousness of these cases is that every hour in the country eight patients die from this disease, since 80% of deaths in Mexico, is related to diabetes. In Sinaloa State, 355,000 thousand cases are reported, of which almost half (175,000) are undiagnosed, with a prevalence of 21% of the population of 20 years or more. Of the 180,000 diagnosed for diabetes, only 30% go to the doctor on a regular basis. According to statistics,

30,000 new cases of diabetes per year are registered in the State of Sinaloa. Diabetic Retinopathy and loss of vision are the 2 biggest problems.

 

“For almost 25 years, we’ve been providing ophthalmic eye care to hundreds of thousands of patients coming from 4 out of 9 States of the Northern Region of Mexico, mainly the west pacific area. Our focus is to provide our specialty services to everybody within one of our 7 eye health programs such as Ophthalmological Consultation, Surgeries, Culture of Prevention of Eye Diseases, Campaign of Free Consultation in Suburban Areas to People in Extreme Poverty, National Museum of Ophthalmology, among others”, mentions Dr. Efraín Romo Santos, Founder and Head of Ophthalmology at Hospital Oftalmológico Buena Vista Sinaloa. “We’re excited to welcome DIAGNOS as we look forward to use a real-life tested technology based on AI, reliable and compliant with the most exigent international standards”, finished Dr. Romo.

“This is a great moment for DIAGNOS as we’ve been proving that our AI and Telemedicine modules helps safety issues around specialists and their staff during this challenging time. We will be demonstrating our service of retina screening to everyone that needs it”, says Mr. Guillermo Moreno, Vice President of DIAGNOS. “Along with Dr. Romo, we’ll provide a turn-key solution to his renowned team of specialists, we’re confident that during the pilot, we’ll deliver a real-time result to the local population by supporting the specialists in their day to day. Finally, we will give hope to patients through the access to eye screening with Dr. Romo’s Institutions”, finished Mr. Moreno.

About Hospital Oftalmológico Buena Vista Sinaloa

At Buena Vista Sinaloa we have been dedicated for more than 24 years to providing efficient ophthalmic treatments for the diagnosis and prevention of eye diseases to each of our clients in Culiacán (HD), Los Mochis and Mazatlan, all three in Sinaloa State, Mexico.

Buena Vista Sinaloa began activities on December 6, 1996, its founder Dr. Efraín Romo Santos, has managed to form an institution with doctors and specialists in ophthalmology, as well as with cutting-edge equipment to care for patients in different states such as Sinaloa, Durango, Baja California Sur and Sonora.

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