Thursday 21 August 2014

Bahrain ‘free from Mers-Cov’: Minister

Bahrain is free from coronavirus which causes the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers). Health Ministry assistant under- secretary for primary and public healthcare Dr Mariam Al Jalahma said all 770 blood samples taken have turned out to be negative, reported the Gulf Daily Ne


Bahrain tightens controls on prescription drugs

Health authorities have tightened controls on the sale of prescription drugs at Bahrain's main hospital. The new measures come after scores of patients have been caught taking drugs at higher dosages than prescribed to them or medication that did not belong to them, said a report i


DHA recruits nurses for expansion projects

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has recruited as many as 531 nurses from various countries including India, Philippines and Jordan, to increase manpower ahead of the completion of several healthcare projects. Abdulla Balhouma, head of planning and recruitment section at the DHA,


Hikma H1 revenue up 16pc to $738m

Hikma Pharmaceuticals, a major multinational pharmaceutical group with operations across Mena, Europe and the US, reported a 16 per cent increase in Group revenue to $738 million during first six months of the year. The increase in revenue was driven by the strong performance of


Seha wins Adam Smith prize for best practice

The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha) was recently awarded Adam Smith’s Middle East Regional Award in category for ‘Best Practice’ at a ceremony in London. The award was bestowed upon Seha by Treasury Today magazine, the organisers of the Adam Smith Awards, and


Burjeel Hospital introduces new cancer surgery

Burjeel Hospital, one of Abu Dhabi’s leading care facility, has introduced a minimally invasive colorectal surgery for cancer. In the UAE, colorectal cancer has become the second most common cancer. Abu Dhabi is the first of the 7 emirates to introduce colorectal cancer screening


Liberia fights Ebola as W Africa toll tops 1,200

Liberia battled on Tuesday to halt the spread of the Ebola disease in its crowded, run-down oceanside capital Monrovia, recording the most new deaths as fatalities from the world's worst outbreak of the deadly virus rose above 1,200. The epidemic of the hemorrhagic disease, w


NMC Health lifts profit 27pc on higher occupancy

NMC Health, the United Arab Emirates healthcare provider, boosted first-half profit by nearly 27 percent, aided by higher occupancy across its hospitals, it said on Tuesday. The London-listed company, which operates general and specialist hospitals, pharmacies and medical centres


Work to start on $81m cancer centre in Bahrain

Work on a BD31 million ($81.7 million) cancer care unit, the first of its kind in the region, will start this week at the King Hamad University Hospital (KHUH) in Muharraq. The state-of-the-art National Oncology Centre is expected to be completed by May 2016 and will help with th


Alert over surge in diabetes rate in Bahrain

Bahrain has one of the highest rates of diabetes prevalence in the world, said its Health Ministry. According to new figures released by the ministry yesterday (August 17), 15.4 per cent of Bahrainis aged over 20 suffer from diabetes, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sis

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