Tuesday 13 October 2015

Digital signage gains rank in UAE's healthcare sector

Digital Signage is gaining prominence in the UAE's healthcare sector, with hospitals and clinics discovering the need for it in their day-to-day operations for reasons such as reducing waiting time, emergency alerts, educating and getting directions, according to experts. &nb


Bahrain hospital denies swine flu death reports

The Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) Hospital has denied reports, circulating on social media, that it had registered its first swine flu death. Infectious diseases and clinical microbiologist consultant Dr Manaf Al Qahtani said 1,300 staff at the hospital have been vaccinated over the past three


Top DHA officials discuss health strategy

Top officials from the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) recently held a meeting to discuss the development of the Dubai Health Strategy for the next five years. The DHA, created in 2007, aims to provide an accessible, effective and integrated healthcare system, protect public health


Stronger approach to global green GDP urged

Governments took a step towards greener economic growth in 2014 but will need to do far more to limit rising temperatures to a United Nations goal of two degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit), a study by accountancy firm PwC said on Monday. The carbon intensity of the world economy -


Swine flu screening for Bahrain’s healthcare staff

Healthcare staff in Bahrain will be screened for the H1N1 virus, otherwise known as swine flu, after a number of patients tested positive. A total of 26 cases have been detected, including six health workers, although authorities did not reveal when, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (


Kidneys on sale for $39,000 in Bahrain

Posters advertising kidneys for sale for BD15,000 ($39,487) have appeared outside a private medical centre in Bahrain. Two posters were attached to the wall of a building in which private clinics are located, opposite Salmaniya Medical Complex, offering the organ for purchase, said a report i


Dubai Health Authority marks World Sight Day

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has marked World Sight Day by holding a special Smart clinic to discuss several aspects of eye care. Information was disseminated via the authority’s Twitter page, Instagram account and periscope. The day is observed on October 8.


VPS ties up with US paediatric hospital

VPS Healthcare, a major healthcare group in the UAE and US-based Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have partnered to establish cooperation in a number of areas in paediatric healthcare. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) sets forth their mutual goals and objecti


UK firm to develop healthcare media skills in Saudi

UK-based BMJ, a global healthcare knowledge provider, will visit students and doctor across Saudi Arabia from October 12 to 17 to help them develop their research skills and learn how to write papers that can get published in top journals.  Dr Trish Groves, deputy editor and


UAE issues new rule on doctors' licence

The UAE Ministry of Health has issued a new rule under which all physicians and technicians can now transfer their licences as soon as their credentials are issued.    The new regulation has in effect cancelled the previous directive allowing a physician or technician t

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