Thursday 28 May 2015

No deal seen on rich-world coal export subsidies

The world's richest nations are unlikely to reach a deal to phase out subsidies for coal exports at talks in June, reducing the chances of a new global climate change agreement at a UN conference in Paris, officials and campaigners say. The export credits help developed natio


Top medical sector products, services on show at Qatar event

Researchers, experts and leading medical companies from across the world are showcasing their latest products, services and technologies in the medical field, to provide better treatment for people living in Qatar at an ongoing conference. The Qatar International Medical Congress


New knee replacement technology unveiled

India-based Apollo Hospitals, a top healthcare provider, has unveiled a revolutionary knee replacement in the UAE, which lasts for more than 30 years and is suitable for patients between ages 45-55 as well as patients suffering from obesity. Apollo Hospitals Chennai has introduce


Noodles' samples tested for lead contamination in Bahrain

Tests are being conducted on Maggi noodles in Bahrain following claims of lead contamination. Samples of the two-minute noodles were collected by the Health Ministry's public health laboratory after reports surfaced that dangerous levels of lead were found during routine test


Power subsidies reduction plan ‘can halt waste’

An announcement that Bahrain's government intends to cancel power and water subsidies has been welcomed by environmentalists, who expect it to foster a culture of conservation. Bahrain spends hundreds of millions of dinars every year on keeping electricity and water costs dow


GCC Services wins top HSE excellence award

Agility subsidiary GCC Services was named the ‘Gold Award’ winner for the third consecutive year in the ‘Facility and Maintenance’ category of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Excellence A


Thumbay Hospital opens new facility in Dubai

Thumbay Hospital, a 150-bed private teaching hospital affiliated to the Gulf Medical University, has officially opened in Dubai, UAE. T P Seetharam, Indian Ambassador to UAE inaugurated the new hospital, in the presence of to hospital officials. The hospital aims a


UAE healthcare quality ‘hinges on staff retention’

Private investment is helping drive the UAE towards its goal of implementing international best-practice in healthcare by 2021, but the sector needs to work harder to attract and retain skilled staff, a report said. Growing private sector involvement and greater international acc


Qatar building new national lab

Work on Qatar’s new national laboratory in Mesaimeer for conducting specialised tests for food safety and also to check the quality and safety of medicines being imported to the country, will be completed by the end of the year, said the Public Works Authority (Ashghal). Th


DuBiotech showcases lab facilities to French delegation

Dubai Biotechnology and Research Park (DuBiotech), a member of Tecom Investments, the free zone business community dedicated to fostering the growth of the life sciences industry in the region, hosted the French Business Council’s (FBC) Healthcare Committee. It showcased it

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