Monday 21 August 2017

Big rise in number of mall-based opticians in UAE

There is a 22 per cent rise in the number of shopping mall-based opticians in the UAE since 2014 and these locations now account for one third of all such outlets in the Emirates, a report said. GfK, the global market research organisation, also found that the demand for both prescript


$55bn healthcare projects coming up in Mena

Healthcare projects worth $55.2 billion are currently in the pipeline in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region, according to latest industry estimates. A total of 37 mega hospital projects worth about $28.2 billion are already under way in the Gulf region, and these are


Total eclipse could cost US employers $694m

The total eclipse of the sun on August 21 will cost US employers $694 million, according to an analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data by global outplacement and executive coaching firm, Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. Challenger estimates that workers will need


Hikma posts $895 million revenue in H1

Hikma Pharmaceuticals, a fast growing multinational pharmaceutical group, has posted a revenue of $895 million for the first half of the year, marking a one per cent increase. The increase reflects the consolidation of an additional two months of West-Ward Columbus and continued


Expansion planned for Dubai's Latifa Hospital

Latifa Hospital for Women and Children in Dubai, UAE, will start work on expansion of its facilities by the last quarter of this year, said a top health official. The facilities that will undergo expansion include the labour and delivery suite and the emergency department.


Takeda, Hikma in new licensing pact for Mena

Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, a global research company, and Hikma Pharmaceuticals, a fast growing multinational, have agreed to a new licensing agreement, expanding access to Takeda’s products in certain Mena markets. “At Takeda, we put patients at the centre


DHA launches 2nd phase of electronic record project

Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has launched the second phase of its much-anticipated Salama project, which enables access to electronic medical records for patients. The DHA’s IT department has unified about 1.4 million records and more than 112 million transactions have pass


Sustainable City to use 'natural oxidiser' as cleaning solution

The Sustainable City (TSC) in Dubai, UAE has become the world’s first development to introduce ‘Aqueous Ozone’ – a sustainable natural oxidiser that is up to 50 times more effective than common household bleach. This ground-breaking technology has been ado


2016 world’s warmest year on record: report

Last year topped 2015 as the world’s warmest year in 137 years of record keeping, according to the 27th annual State of the Climate report. The US report found that most indicators of climate change continued to follow trends of a warming world, and several, including land


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