In Conversation With: An Indian Nephrologist in the UAE
<p>World Kidney Day is a global campaign celebrated in March every year to raise awareness about the importance of kidney health. This year, we spoke to Dr. Manish Tripathi, a Member and Indian nephrologist who lives in the UAE.  </p> <p>Dr. Tripathi discusses the benefits of pursuing a healthcare career in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), his passion for nephrology, and top tips to take care of your kidneys. </p> <h2>Hello, Dr. Manish Tripathi. Please introduce yourself to our readers. </h2> <p>My name is Dr. Tripathi. I have been a specialist nephrologist in the UAE for over 10 years. I came to the UAE in 2013 and joined the Thumbay Hospital, Ajman. I helped establish the dialysis unit. Today, we have a complete dialysis unit with seven machines and a separate dialysis room.&nbsp;</p> <p>I currently work in the International Modern Hospital in Dubai and manage dialysis patients here.&nbsp;</p> <h2>What message would you like to give our readers on World Kidney Day?</h2> <p>If you are diabetic or hypertensive, the chances of your kidneys being affected increase. So, be careful and take care of your overall health. And the best way to do that is through a healthy diet and regular exercise.&nbsp;</p> <p>Make sure your diet is rich in fruit and vegetables. Stay away from unhealthy fats and processed food, and keep yourself well hydrated.&nbsp;</p> <p>Get yourself checked regularly for blood pressure, diabetes, and kidney diseases. These usually come without any warning signs and are known as a slow poison because they will damage your body without you actually realizing it.&nbsp;</p> <h2>Would you recommend healthcare professionals to pursue an international career? Why?</h2> <p>Definitely. The main difference between practicing in a modern country like the United Arab Emirates is that usually, all patients are covered by insurance. So you can give them a higher quality of care.&nbsp;</p> <p>There is also a good work-life balance, as most clinical duties are 8-hour shifts, which allows you to really focus on your professional and personal life. The system is very organized here.&nbsp;</p> <h2>What prompted you to move your healthcare career from India to the United Arab Emirates?</h2> <p>This is my first international move. I got an offer from other Gulf countries like Saudi Arabia, too. But I moved to the United Arab Emirates because it is a great place to raise a family. The living and education standards here are great.&nbsp;</p> <p>Also, the first offer I got was from Thumbay Hospital, which is a teaching hospital. I was really interested as it was attached to a medical university. So, I thought it would be a good move for my academic and professional growth.&nbsp;</p> <h2>How did you apply for international healthcare jobs from India?</h2> <p>I got an email from Thumbay Hospital that they were recruiting a Specialist Nephrologist. I replied to that email and they interviewed me in Delhi. They sent me an offer letter and wanted me to verify my credentials.</p> <h2>How did you get your credentials verified?</h2> <p> and its parent company, the DataFlow Group, really helped me to verify my documents. </p> <p></p> <p>If you want to kickstart your international healthcare career like Dr. Manish Tripathi, create your <strong>FREE Digital CV</strong> today with and boost your chances of getting noticed by prospective international employers and recruiters.</p> <div class="is-layout-flex wp-block-buttons"> <div class="wp-block-button"><a class="wp-block-button__link has-background wp-element-button" href="" style="background-color:#00497a" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Build my Digital CV</a></div> </div>