Friday 31 July 2015

Vertical Progress in deal to distribute Obagi in UAE

Cellogique Corporation, a leader in cosmetic surgery, medical aesthetics, and skin health in the Middle East, has established a new partnership with Vertical Progress Trading Company to distribute Obagi Medical Products, a division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals. Obagi is a renowned


Abu Dhabi meet to focus on osteoporosis, diabetes

Osteoporosis and diabetes - two serious chronic disease - are affecting a growing proportion of the population in the Middle East, due to the ageing of the population and increasingly unhealthy lifestyles. In response to the increase in these diseases within the region, the Inter


Mouwasat Medical Q2 net profit falls 6pc

Mouwasat Medical Services Company, one of Saudi Arabia's largest listed healthcare firms, on Monday blamed a 5.6 per cent fall in second-quarter net profit on losses from a recently opened hospital as its earnings missed analyst forecasts. The company made a net profit of SR5


Bahrain health officials warn about organ trade mafias

Health officials have issued a stark warning about the dangers of medical tourism as growing numbers of Bahrainis look abroad for kidney transplants. Since 1997, when the Health Ministry opened its Yusuf Khalil Almoayyed Nephrology and Renal Transplant Centre at Salmaniya Medical


Air Arabia, Sharjah hospital sign service level deal

Air Arabia has signed a service level agreement with University Hospital Sharjah outlining a broad framework for healthcare services and education for the airline’s staff. As part of the agreement, the hospital will determine the primary, secondary and tertiary care needs o


Jordan’s City Mall donates for paediatric room at KHCC

Jordan’s City Mall has signed a deal to donated an amount of 25,000 Jordanian dinars ($35,156) for the benefit of paediatric  patient room at the King Hussein Cancer Center’s (KHCC) expansion project. The funds collected with help provide more space and increase


Panasonic showcases innovative medical IT solutions

Panasonic Healthcare Co showcased innovative medical information technology (IT) systems brought to life by Medicom in the ‘Medicom Communication Square’ within its booth at the recently concluded International Modern Hospital Show 2015. The three-day show was held at


India AIDS fight hit by funding crisis

India's fight against AIDS is being jeopardised by a cut in social spending by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, with health workers being laid off and programmes to prevent the spread of the deadly disease curtailed. With about 2.1 million people infected with H


Sickle cell anaemia claims 14th life this year

A Bahraini man has become the 14th person to die of complications from sickle cell anaemia this year. Ali Isa Al Haddad died yesterday morning in India, where he was sent by the Health Ministry for treatment, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publica


Health insurance approved for visitors to Saudi

A visitor health insurance system for those wishing to obtain medical insurance during their visit to Saudi Arabia has been approved by the Council of Cooperative Health Insurance, according to a report. It will cover treatment cost of up to SR100,000 ($26,654), said the Arab

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