Wednesday 27 May 2015

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


VPS launches 100-bed hospital in Dubai

VPS Healthcare Group, a leading healthcare provider in the Mena region, has launched Medeor 24x7 Hospital, a 100-bed multispeciality, community hospital in Dubai, UAE. Located in Bur Dubai, the hospital provides holistic healthcare services including major specialties such as mot


73 new private health centres on way in Qatar

Qatar has as many as 73 new private healthcare facilities in the pipeline, with a 46 per cent growth in licensed private facilities last year, according to a report. The Supreme Council of Health (SCH) is set to host an event for the healthcare community on June 1 to mark the com


Unilever’s Mena environment plan saves $5.7m

A sustainability programme launched by Unilever, a leading supplier of food, home and personal care products in Mena, has saved businesses Dh 21 million ($5.7 million), a report said. A sustainability programme launched by Unilever, a leading supplier of food, home and personal c

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