Wednesday 31 August 2016

Aster DM Healthcare unveils facility in Bengaluru

Dubai-based conglomerate Aster DM Healthcare has formally launched its newly-upgraded quaternary care super-specialty healthcare facility Aster CMI Hospital in the Indian city of Bengaluru. The Aster CMI Hospital offers advanced modern healthcare with dedicated centres of excelle


NMC Health expands in Saudi Arabia

NMC Health, a leading integrated private healthcare network operator in the UAE, has announced the addition of 260 beds spread across two Saudi Arabian assets in the key western and eastern regions of the kingdom. The move comes through NMC’s European and Middle Eastern sub


UAE slashes prices of 762 medicines

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention has launched a new initiative to bring down the prices of 762 medicines by up to 63 per cent by early September. Dr Amin Hussein Al Amiri, assistant undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention for Public Health Policy and


10 ways to a healthy Haj when you have diabetes

Every year, during the month of ZelHajjeh, around two and a half million pilgrims make their way to the holy destination of Mecca in Saudi Arabia for Haj. As one of the founding pillars of Islam, it is mandatory for practicing Muslims in good health to make this journey at least once in their l


Singapore confirms 41 cases of locally-transmitted Zika

Singapore authorities have confirmed 41 cases of locally-transmitted Zika virus, which in Brazil has been linked to a rare birth defect, and said more cases were expected to be identified. Those infected include 36 foreign construction workers employed at a site near Aljunied in


DHA introduces advanced procurement system

The Dubai Health Authority’s purchasing and contracts department has introduced advanced procurement systems which will help further streamline processes and improve efficiency, it said. Iman Al Jallaf, contracts and procurement manager at the DHA, said the project aims to


Hong Kong's first Zika case tests negative

Hong Kong's first Zika patient tested negative for the virus on Friday and was discharged from hospital, the government said in a statement. On Thursday, the Centre for Health Protection had said the 38-year-old woman, who had returned to Hong Kong after spending two weeks in


Hong Kong confirms first case of Zika virus

Hong Kong has confirmed its first case of Zika, putting the Asian financial centre on high alert for any spread of the mosquito-borne virus that has wreaked havoc in Latin America, the Caribbean and beyond. At a media conference late on Thursday, Controller of the Centre for Heal


Qatar, Saudi among countries with least disaster risk

Qatar and Saudi Arabia ranked among the five countries with the lowest risk of being hit by a disaster, researchers said on Thursday. Qatar, ranked 171st in the world, had the lowest disaster risk globally with a risk percentage(index) of 0.08, while Saudi Arabia claimed the 169t


Pfizer to buy antibiotics unit of AstraZeneca

Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has agreed to sell its small molecule antibiotics business to Pfizer in a deal that could be valued at more than $1.5 billion. AstraZeneca, which saw off a $120 billion takeover attempt by Pfizer in 2014, said the sale would allow it to focus on

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