Saturday 30 April 2016

Al Baraha hospital achieves a first in ear implant

The Dubai-based Al Baraha Hospital has successfully implanted the smallest hearing device by Sophono in a patient, the first such case in the Middle East.   The medical team, led by Dr Ahmed Al Amadi, consultant and head of the ear, nose and throat department, implanted the modern


Averda opens second medical waste plant in Oman

Environmental solutions provider Averda has started operations at its second medical waste treatment plant (MWTP) in Oman at Liwa. The company already operates one facility in Muscat (Al Multaqa). Averda Oman’s medical waste treatment services cover the waste handling and collect


Cigna brings health care services to region

Global health service company Cigna has partnership with Saudi Arabian Insurance Company (Damana) to roll out its Chronic Conditions Management program in the region. The program is designed to help insured members better manage chronic conditions. One of Cigma’s key focus areas


Strait of Hormuz pollution spurs call to change law

Increased risk of pollution connected to a sharp rise in the number of ships passing through the Strait of Hormuz has prompted Bahrain-based experts to seek a change in international maritime law, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. To read further, please vi


Dubai Health Authority offers medical cover upto $50,000

Medical tourism insurance that covers up to $50,000 in case of emergencies will be offered, as part of Dubai’s medical tourism initiative, Dubai Health Authority (DHA) revealed at the Arab Travel Market (ATM) 2016.   DHA highlighted its plans and strategy to attract 50


Novartis to sell $13.8bn stake in Roche

Drugmaker Novartis aims to dispose of a 13.5 billion Swiss franc ($13.8 billion) stake in its local rival Roche and has already hired banks to support the selling process, a Swiss paper reported on Sunday. The world's biggest prescription drugmaker started building up the sta


Averda ‘helps boost waste management at Aqaba'

Work done by Averda, a top environmental solutions provider in the Middle East and Africa, has helped increase the number of tourists and businesses in Aqaba, Jordan, a top official said. “Over the last year we have also worked on many awareness raising projects with ASEZA


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