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Domestic business lifts NMC Health profit

United Arab Emirates-based healthcare provider NMC Health reported a 14.7 per cent jump in adjusted net profit on Wednesday, boosted by higher revenue from its local business. NMC, one of the largest private-sector healthcare prov

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Dubai medical tourism Q1 revenue tops $211m

Medical tourism in Dubai is booming with revenues of Dh778 million ($211.5 million) recorded in the first quarter of 2015, according to latest figures released by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA). The patients, totalling 118,727 d

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Dubai medical tourism revenue tops $211m in Q1

Dubai has treated 118,727 domestic and inbound medical tourists in the first quarter of 2015, resulting in revenues of Dh778 million ($211.5 million) according to latest figures released by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA). The pa

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Bahrain urged to adopt new health strategy

All hospitals and clinics in Bahrain should comply to a set of international standards in a bid to improve health care in the country, according to a leading expert. Accreditation Canada International (ACI) health care improvement senior advis

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Most recent Mers patients in Saudi are health workers

A majority of patients those who have recently contracted the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (Mers-CoV) in Saudi Arabia were health workers, according to a report.   The World Health Organization (W

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‘Mental health suffers most in major nuclear accidents’

People caught up in a nuclear disaster are more likely to suffer severe psychological disorders such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder rather than any harm from radiation, scientists said on Friday. Factors such as

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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 Nephrolog

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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 co

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NMC Health to invest in Saudi, Qatar for Gulf expansion

NMC Health, the London-listed and UAE-based healthcare provider, plans to invest in Saudi Arabia and Qatar part of the $325 million which it has available for acquisitions, a senior company official said on Tuesday. The company se

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Workforce, finances remain low for mental health

Nearly one in 10 people worldwide have a mental health disorder, but only one per cent of the global health workforce is working in mental health, according to a report report. The World Health Organization’s ‘Mental H

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