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DHA receives over one million patients in 2015

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has announced that its hospitals and specialty centres received more than one million patients in 2015. Dr Ahmad Bin Kalban, CEO of Hospital Services Sector at the Dubai Health Authority, said: &ld

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Stroke patients in Bahrain get a new lifeline

Stroke patients in Bahrain will have a new lifeline thanks to a drug that is expected to reduce fatalities by up to 30 per cent. The medication, which is expected to be available at Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC) in early January, is based on

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UAE patient registry market to grow 14pc

The patient registry market in the UAE is set to grow 14 per cent by 2020, owing to rising healthcare expenditures and growing incidence of diseases, according to a recent report. The TechSci Research report ‘UAE Patient Reg

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Thailand says 175 exposed to Mers patient

A total of 175 people were exposed to Thailand's only case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and the patient's condition has improved, the health ministry said on Saturday. In a statement, the ministry said it had

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Dubai Hospital installs paediatric patient safety system

Dubai Hospital has installed a state-of-the-art patient monitoring system in the paediatric unit of the hospital. Dr Abdulrehman Al Jassmi, chief executive officer, inaugurated the system which will help enhance patient safety and

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Artificial heart patient 'never felt so good'

The second patient to receive an artificial heart made by French firm Carmat is leading a normal life including physical exercise, eight months after his transplant, the 69-year-old man told weekly Le Journal du Dimanche in an interview

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200 pharmacists trained in special skills for patient care

More than 200 pharmacists and industry experts came together in Dubai, UAE, for a regional training programme that equipped them with the necessary skill sets required to work with patients. In the constantly evolving healthcare s

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UAE laser eye surgery patients ‘need to be better informed’

The laser corrective eye surgery patients in the UAE need to be better informed, if they are to get the best possible results, according to an expert. Dr Mark Wilkins, consultant corneal surgeon and corneal service director at the

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DHCC receives record 1.2m patient visits

Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), a lading healthcare free zone, said it received a record 1.2 million patient visits by the end of last year, up from a million visits recorded the previous year. About 15 per cent of the patients were

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Alarm over rising sickle cell deaths in Bahrain

Sickle cell campaigners have called for an urgent restructuring of health services, as the 46th patient died of complications in Bahrain - just one short of the deadliest year on record. Bahraini Mahmood Abdulwahab, a 26-year-old

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