Saturday 30 August 2014

Dubai to launch medical tourism packages

A range of medical tourism packages for residents and visitors will be launched during an upcoming health regulations summit in Dubai, said a top Dubai Health Authority official. The first edition of Health Regulations Conference will take place on October 22 and 23 at Conrad Hot


New committee targets Bahrain’s health sector

A new committee to support free consultations to private sector health clinics has been formed by the Bahrain Small and Medium Enterprises Development Society. The ‘Private Clinics and Health Centers Development Committee’ is chaired by Dr Fadheela Mohammad and is aim


96pc Mena consider ‘going green’ important

About 96 per cent of the Middle East and North Africa region has a keen desire to adopt a greener lifestyle, both at work and at home, said a recent report.’s recently conducted poll ‘Green Workplaces in the Middle East and North Africa,’ found that 80


New healthcare facilities deal in GCC to top $9bn

GCC is on track to record more than $9.5 billion in new contracts for medical facilities by the end of the year, reflecting a 25 per cent increase over 2013, a report said. Dubai expects 500,000 patients for treatment by 2020 as part of its drive to become a centre for medical ex


SKMC launches special healthcare facilities

Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), owned and operated by Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha) has launched an emergency room and a speciality clinic and has arranged urgent care visits for the first half of the year, a report said. The hospital recorded 34,838 visits to the


Prices of antibiotics to be slashed soon in Bahrain

Prices of some of Bahrain's most popular antibiotics are set to be slashed later this year, as part of a nationwide drive to reduce the cost of medication. Commonly prescribed medicines such as azithromycin or 'Zithormax', which is used to treat a wide variety of infe


New heart surgery success for Rashid Hospital

A 69- year-old expatriate has received a new lease of life due to a successful procedure performed at the Rashid Hospital, Dubai to treat the patient’s diseased artery. The patient was suffering from a condition known as thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms—a potentially deadl


Dubai Health Authority launches BBM channel

Dubai Health Authority (DHA) said it has launched its official BBM Channel on BBM, a leading mobile messaging platform, in a move to further enhance social interaction with its customers. Every day, the DHA BBM Channel will bring the most important DHA-related news and events to


Nigerian who died in UAE tests negative for Ebola

A Nigerian woman with cancer who died in the Emirati capital this week has tested negative for Ebola, the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi said. The 35-year-old woman with advanced cancer had been travelling via Abu Dhabi airport when her health deteriorated. When medics tried to re


Ebola death toll tops 1,400 in West Africa

Some 1,427 people have died among 2,615 known cases of the deadly virus in West Africa since the outbreak was first identified in March, according to new figures released by the World Health Organization on Friday. Families hiding infected loved ones and the existence of "sh

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