Thursday 28 May 2015

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


Climate change 'may worsen instability in ME’

Climate change could aggravate existing instability in the Middle East, a diplomat has warned. French Ambassador to Bahrain Bernard Regnauld-Fabre said rising sea levels and increased desertification posed serious security concerns, reported the Gulf Daily News (GDN), ou


Global warming 'a threat to Bahrain'

Bahrain’s status as an archipelago means it is at higher risk from global warming than its neighbours, according to a regional expert. That is largely due to the impact of rising sea levels, Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARC-WH) regional director Dr Mounir Bouche


DHA reviews services and accomplishments

The Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA) board of directors reviewed its accomplishments, projects and services provided to its patients and customers at its first meeting held at the headquarters. The meeting was convened by Humaid Mohammed Obaid Al Qatami, chairman of the board

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