Monday 17 June 2019

Middle East Healthcare completes Dammam hospital

Middle East Healthcare Company has announced that it has completed the construction of a multi- specialty tertiary care hospital on King Fahad Road west of Faisaliah area in the Saudi city of Dammam. Spread over a sprawling 30,000-sq-m area, the Saudi German Hospital Dammam will


22pc in conflict areas have mental disorder: WHO

One in five people (22 per cent) living in an area affected by conflict has depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, and about 9 per cent of conflict-affected populations have a moderate to severe mental health condition, said the World Health Orga


Bahrain HSE forum to feature joint evacuation drill

The upcoming Bahrain Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) Forum will feature a unique joint evacuation drill conducted by Bapco and Bahrain Civil Defence/ Fire Brigade. The event will be held on June 17 and 18 at the Wyndham Grand Manama. Building on the success


Unsafe food claims 420,000 lives every year, says WHO chief

Unsafe food kills an estimated 420,000 people every year and of this children under five are the most at risk, carrying 40 per cent of the foodborne disease burden, thus amounting to 125,000 deaths, said the head of the World Health Organisation (WHO).   "T


Free screening in UAE for early detection of cancer

The British Urology Day Surgical Centre has launched a national free screening program that aims at highlighting the importance of early detection of prostate cancer amongst citizens 50 years of age and above in the UAE. With an underlying aim of detecting prostate cancer at an e


Aster to open healthcare diagnostics labs in India

Aster DM Healthcare, a top healthcare provider in the GCC, is entering healthcare diagnostic services business in India as Aster Laboratories, with two laboratories to be operational in Bangalore from the second quarter of FY20. A centralized pathology lab processing facility to


Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi posts solid growth in 2018

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi recorded more than 583,500 patient encounters, more than 50,000 Emergency Department visits, around 9,500 patient admissions, and in excess of 16,000 surgical cases in 2018. The average daily census of patients increased by 30 per cent year-on-year, whi


Agfund invites submissions for Prince Talal Prize

The Arab Gulf Programme for Development (Agfund) has invited submission of projects for the 2019 Prince Talal International Prize for Human Development that best contribute to achieving the sixth goal of the SDGs 2030. Projects must contribute to "Ensure access to water and


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