Tuesday 2 March 2021

More GPCA members sign OCS pledge to address plastic waste

Major players from across the plastic value chain in the Arabian Gulf have adopted Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) in an effort to address plastic waste, the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), the voice of the chemical industry in the Arabian Gulf, announced today (March 2).&nb


Nightingale opens physiotherapy unit at Dubai Gold & Diamond Park

Nightingale Health Services, a healthcare group based in the UAE, said it has opened a dedicated physiotherapy centre at Dubai’s Gold & Diamond Park, a key development of Emaar properties located on Sheikh Zayed Road.    Spread over a 511,343 sq f


Seha, MBZUAI to collaborate on clinical research

Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha), the largest healthcare network in the UAE, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI), the world’s first graduate-level, research-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) un


WHO advises against use of hydroxychloroquine

The anti-inflammatory drug hydroxychloroquine should not be used to prevent infection in people who do not have Covid-19, say a WHO Guideline Development Group (GDG) panel of international experts in The BMJ.   Their strong recommendation is based on high certai


Abu Dhabi’s Burjeel Hospital provides transformational gene therapy

VPS Healthcare’s Burjeel Hospital has successfully administered advanced gene replacement therapy, in an effort to save the lives of seven-month-old Emirati twins.    With the gracious support of the government and leaders of the UAE, the therapy has


Madayn prevents spread of coronavirus in industrial cities

In line with the efforts made to prevent the spread of Covid-19 within the industrial cities, the Public Establishment for Industrial Estates – Madayn is continuing with its monitoring action.  This will ensure the procedures are implemented in accordance with the enforced measures


Oman books 200,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Oman has booked 200,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine, said Dr Ahmed Mohammed al-Sa’eedi, Minister of Health and member of the Supreme Committee tasked with tackling the Covid-19 pandemic. “Finance is not the only hurdle to the procurement of more me


Emirates, DHA plan digital check of traveller records

Emirates and the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to implement digital verification of traveller medical records related to Covid-19 testing and vaccination. The MoU was signed by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Emirates’ Chair


Top medical group Medtra unveils big Sharjah expansion plans

The Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA) said it has signed an investment agreement with Medtra, one of the world’s major companies in the production and manufacturing of healthcare equipment and products, to expand its operations in the Mena markets.   Und


Dubai extends Covid curbs till start of Ramadan

Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management, headed by Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, announced that the Covid-19 precautionary measures introduced in the beginning of February will be extended until the start of Ramadan in mid-April. &nb

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