Wednesday 1 July 2015

DHA links insurance scheme to visa issuance, renewal

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has linked the health insurance scheme to visa issuance and renewal  to ensure that all employers and sponsors comply with their responsibilities. The authority has partnered with the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (G


Beco invests in medical insurance technology startup

Beco Capital, a regional venture capital firm focused on technology investments in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, has invested in Bayzat, a UAE-based medical insurance technology startup. Bayzat assists patients and companies in managing their health insurance in a


Surgery by trainee doctors ‘equally safe’

Brain and spine surgery is no more risky when physicians-in-training participate, a new study has found. Patients have nothing to fear from having residents — physicians-in-training — assist in those operations, suggests an analysis of more than 16,000 brain and spine


Dubai Health Authority forms medical council

Dubai Health Authority has formed a medical council under a decree issued by Humaid Mohammed Obaid Al Qatami, chairman of the board. The aim of the council to improve quality, efficiency and ensure continuity of healthcare services and the council will be chaired by Dr Shawqi Kho


Dubai’s Ramadan Night Market offers free medical tests

The fourth season of Ramadan Night Market in Dubai is offering visitors free medical services provided by Canadian Specialist Hospital. During the 10-day event, visitors can get themselves tested for blood sugar levels, blood pressure, BMI and vision test. The atte


Omani visiting Thailand declared free of Mers

An Omani man who became Thailand's first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) has been declared free of the deadly virus, Thailand's health ministry said on Monday. The 75-year-old man, who had travelled to Bangkok for treatment for a heart condition and was th


Dehydration ‘raises risk of accidents’

Driving while even mildly dehydrated can double your risk of getting into an accident, a report said. Research by Loughborough University found that people who drank 25ml of fluid an hour were twice as likely to have an accident than those who drank 200ml per hour, reported the


Qatar launches healthy lifestyle drive

Qatar’s Supreme Council of Health (SCH), the authority responsible for healthcare issues in the State, has launched an awareness campaign, aiming to encourage a healthy lifestyle. The “Our Future lies in Our Health” initiative comes as part of the Supreme Counci


Europe braces up for powerful heatwave

A powerful heatwave is forecast to sweep across Europe's western flank next week, to the delight of fans of the Wimbledon tennis tournament in Britain even as France and Portugal were put on alert. "It looks like heat will start to build across Iberia later this weekend


Top firms to take part in medical devices expo in Qatar

More than 100 local and international companies will take part in the inaugural edition of the Qatar International Medical Devices and Healthcare Exhibition and Conferences (QMED) in Doha. It will run from December 2 to 4 at the new Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC), u

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