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Al Qassimi Hospital Receives International Accreditation as Centre of Excellence in the Treatment of AV block.

• Ministry of Health boosts UAE’s global leadership in the number of accredited health facilities. • Dr. Yousef Al Serkal: MoHAP is proud to be part of the UAE government’s achievements. • MoHAP the fastest institution in the world in the process of accrediting its facilities within 6 years. • Al Qassimi Hospital’s cardiology centre is the largest of its kind in the UAE and can handle 50 to 60 case per month.   Sharjah, January 19, 2021:  Adding yet another feather to its cap, the Sharjah-based Al Qassimi Hospital has achieved accreditation as a centre of excellence in the treatment of Atrioventricular (AV) block from the Joint Commission International (JCI).   The advanced international accreditation was granted to the hospital after passing rigorous assessments ......read more

‘Blue Zone' from COVID-19 Prime Assessment Centre to Relocate to Al Rowda Healthcare Center

Centre will exclusively serve all members of the Abu Dhabi community who have received a positive COVID-19 test result Abu Dhabi, Jan 14, 2021:   Abu Dhabi Health Services Company “SEHA”, has announced the relocation of the ‘Blue Zone’ from the COVID-19 Prime Assessment Center in Abu Dhabi to Al Rowda Healthcare Center. The center, managed by Ambulatory Healthcare Services, a SEHA healthcare facility, will exclusively serve all members of the community who have received a positive COVID-19 test result.  The blue zone is one of four zones in the COVID-19 Prime Assessment Center located in Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), which was opened in May 2020. The first center to be dedicated for patients with a positive test result, the COVID-19 Prime Assessment Center played a pivotal ......read more

SEHA Commences the Administration of the Covid-19 Vaccine to UAE Community at 40 Locations

Following the official registration of Beijing Institute of Biological Product’s inactivated COVID-19 vaccine, SEHA establishes three centers to exclusively administer the vaccine to the UAE public Abu Dhabi, January 13, 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has announced the opening of two COVID-19 Vaccination Centers in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and one in Dubai, for members of the community who wish to receive the Beijing Institute of Biological Product’s inactivated vaccine. The COVID-19 Vaccination Centers, located in Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal in Abu Dhabi City and Al Ain Convention Center in Al Ain City, have the collective capacity to administer vaccine shots to 6,000 people daily, and were established in a record time of four days. The centers were ......read more

COVID-19 Vaccination is Now Available at Zulekha Hospital Sharjah Free of Charge

United Arab Emirates, 13 January 2021:  For the benefit of the Greater Community, this service is being offered at “free of cost” to everyone holding a valid Emirates ID. As you are aware the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine from Sinopharm is inactivated registered vaccine in the UAE which provides acquired immunity against COVID-19. Moreover, this vaccine will be given in term of two doses with an interval 21 – 28 days between the first & second doses. Based on initial results of phase 3 trials have shown it has an overall efficacy of 86%. The analysis also shows the vaccine to have 99% seroconversion rate of neutralizing antibody and 100% effectiveness in preventing moderate and severe cases of the disease.  It showed no serious safety concerns till date. Zulekha Hospital Sharjah started this CSR initiative last ......read more

COVID-19 and Working from Home by Dr. Muhammad S. Tahir

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 January 2021:  Since the Early news of COVID-19 in the beginning of January 2020 started appearing and gradually set the stage to change for lifestyle. Early months no body was aware of the impact it will make in the long run. However unknown fear and limited research resulted in different hypothesis and hence suggestions to protect the society.  Among social distancing, frequent hand washing, sanitization campaigns, use of mask, checking temperature and many more efforts unfolded and led to completely change the norm of the society.  “As the life goes on with these changes and working from home preferences over going to the workplace for obvious reasons has created different challenges. Human, being a gregarious in nature, socialization is not an option instead is necessity to ......read more

Rashid Hospital Doctors Perform Special Implant Procedure for an Epilepsy Patient.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 6, 2021:  Doctors at Rashid Hospital transplanted a small device (roughly the size of a one-dirham coin) under the skin of the chest of a 14-year old Emirati girl who was suffering from drug-resistant epilepsy seizers.  Since the successful procedure, H.A. has been able to breathe a sigh of relief as she now prepares herself for programming the device and leading a life with minimum seizures that are less severe and less frequent in nature, thus greatly improving the quality of her life and giving her a brighter future.  Dr. Abdulla Qassim, Consultant and Head of Neurosurgery at Rashid Hospital said, “The mechanism is so sophisticated that the patient does not realise there is an implant in the body. After a thorough evaluation, we concluded that the patient was the right ......read more

Hundreds of Thousands of Cervical Cancer Cases Could Be Prevented with HPV Vaccines and Pap Smear Tests

Cervical cancer is a leading cause of death of young women, but can be easily prevented and treated if caught early says expert from American hospital Cleveland Clinic   United Arab Emirates -  January 05, 2021:   Hundreds of thousands of cervical cancer cases per year could be prevented through widespread vaccinations for human papillomavirus (HPV) and annual pap smear tests, says an expert at a top American hospital, Cleveland Clinic, marking Cervical Cancer Awareness Month in January.   Dr. Robert DeBernardo, Section Head of Gynecologic Oncology and Vice Chair Subspecialty Care for Women’s Health at Cleveland Clinic, said: “Cervical cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related death for young women, but is also entirely preventable between widespread HPV vaccinations and early and ......read more

Dubai Central Lab Is Now Esma Halal Certification Body

Dubai, 05 January 2021: The Product Conformity Assessment Section in Dubai Central Laboratory (DCL) was recently registered as one of the halal certification bodies at the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) to grant the National Quality Mark (EQM) for halal products on behalf of the authority, according to the technical requirements contained in Cabinet Resolution No. 10 of 2014. Recognition of DCL as Halal certification body is part of Dubai Municipality's efforts to expand its areas of work in certification services and product conformity assessment in line with the directions of the top leadership in achieving Dubai Municipality’s vision of building a happy and sustainable city and enhancing Dubai's position as the capital of the Islamic economy. Eng. Amin Ahmed Amin, Director of DCL said ......read more

DHA begins COVID-19 Vaccination for Frontliners in the Government Sector

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 4 January 2021:  In line with the rollout of the first phase of the COVID-19 vaccine, DHA has begun the vaccination drive for frontliners and employees in vital professionals in the government sector. Dr. Farida Al Khaja, CEO of Clinical Support Services and Nursing Sector at the DHA and Chairperson of the COVID-19 Vaccination Steering Committee said the vaccination drive is in line with providing vaccines for priority groups in the first phase.  “These employees are public-facing employees, we are truly thankful to all frontliners across all sectors. We have received the list of these employees after coordination with relevant stakeholders across all government departments and we have booked their appointments.” DHA will also shortly begin the same process for frontliners in ......read more

Newborn baby undergoes life-changing complex foot correction procedure at Aster Hospital, Mankhool

•       Baby girl born with severe congenital foot deformity called ‘Club Foot’ undergoes corrective procedure which allows her to learn to walk normally without any complications  •       The procedure, using the ‘Ponseti Method’, has helped many infants born with birth deformities at Aster Hospitals •       Clubfoot is a common congenital birth defect, with an average prevalence of approximately 1 per 1000 live births[1] Dubai, UAE, 3 January, 2020:  A baby girl born at Aster Hospital, Mankhool with a birth deformity in her left ankle and foot, commonly known as ‘Club Foot’ has undergone a correction procedure using the ‘Ponseti Method, a method used to help infants born with this birth ......read more

MoHAP Puts Spotlight on the Service of Approving Retirement and Medical Disability Applications by Competent Medical Committee

United Arab Emirates -  December 29, 2020:   One of the services provided by the Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, to its customers is the approval of applications for retirement, or work and occupational injuries, according to the decision of the competent Medical Committee. The applicant must be an employee in any of the ministries or federal authorities, a local government department, or private-sector employees covered by health insurance. For workers in the government sector, a letter from the employer should be submitted to the Office of the competent Medical Committee. Accredited medical standards His Excellency Dr. Hussein Abdel Rahman Al-Rand, Undersecretary of the Ministry’s Health Assistant Sector, Health Centers and Clinics, said: “Approving the application for retirement due to ......read more

Renal Failure in Women

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 December 2020: The risk of developing chronic renal (kidney) diseases is higher in women as compared to men. Approximately 195 million women worldwide suffer from kidney-related problems. The prevalence of the disease in women is 14% on an average, while in men, it’s 12%. It is currently the 8th leading cause of death in women, causing 600,000 deaths each year globally.  The leading causes of kidney failure in women are not different from what affects men, which is diabetes, followed by high blood pressure, glomerulonephritis - a renal cyst which is a hereditary disease that results from the presence of a polycystic kidney and Alport syndrome (a genetic condition characterized by kidney failure, hearing loss and eye abnormalities). The diseases can affect in two ways. It can result in SLE, an ......read more

DHA signs MoU with Gulf Medical University

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  December 28, 2020:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Gulf Medical University to promote cooperation in the field of medical education and training.  His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the DHA and Prof. Hossam Hamdy. Chancellor, Gulf Medical University, signed the MoU at the DHA headquarters in Dubai.  The MoU aims to promote cooperation in medical training and enhance competencies of health personnel across health specialties. It also aims to promote cooperation in organizing joint health-supporting programmes such as conferences, seminars and events and unifying efforts to spread the culture of innovation in society.  Commenting on the MoU, Al Qutami said that the cooperation with the Gulf Medical ......read more

Dubai Health Authority, Rashid and Latifa Hospital Receive International Recognition for their Covid-19 Response

• Over 100 Hospitals from 28 Countries Recognized at the International Hospital Federation’s Beyond the Call of Duty for COVID-19 Program   • The DHA’s Dubai Shield Program was recognised at the Beyond the Call of Duty for COVID-19 Program for proactively responding with outstanding and innovative actions in facing the COVID-19 pandemic.   • DHA’s hospitals – Rashid and Latifa Hospital for Women and Children were recognized for their COVID-19 response action plan.    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 December 2020. The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has been recognized at the International Hospital Federation’s Beyond the Call of Duty for COVID-19 Program for its COVID-19 response action plan along with over 100 hospitals from 28 ......read more

Aster DM Healthcare Chooses Cayman Islands to Set Up Clinical Excellence Hub for the Western Hemisphere

United Arab Emirates -  December 22, 2020:   Today Aster DM Healthcare and Cayman Islands Government announced an agreement making the Cayman Islands Aster’s clinical excellence hub for the Western hemisphere, serving the Caribbean Region, North America, Canada, Latin & South America. The agreement will see Aster initially develop around 150-bed comprehensive, tertiary and quaternary care hospital, with an opportunity to expand in the future based on need, alongside an assisted living facility and healthcare university in the long-term. With this project, Aster aims to replicate its “Medcity” concept which has proven to be highly successful as its flagship facility in Kochi, India. The team leading the project hopes to break ground by mid-2021, with the commencement of the Aster Cayman Medcity - ......read more

Dubai Health Authority: We Aim to Establish the Emirate as the Ideal Destination for Health Tourism

Four per cent growth in the number of health tourists to Dubai in 2019 compared to 2018.    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 21, 2020:  The readiness of UAE’s health sector and its success in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic will contribute to effectively accelerating the recovery of the health tourism sector, said a high-level official. Mohamed Al Mheiri, Director of Health Tourism Department at the DHA said that all concerned stakeholders are taking preventive measures to enhance the safety and well-being of the community and maintain health security.   He highlighted that the UAE has ranked number one in the Middle East region and 14th globally in terms of COVID-19 handling, according to a survey released by UK's Global Soft Power Index. The survey ranked 105 countries in the world ......read more

Saudi Arabia - Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Statement from UPS

December 21, 2020:   UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced the successful delivery of the first batches of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Saudi Arabia, to support vaccinations of first citizens and expatriates. Saudi Arabia is the first Arab country to roll out the Pfizer-BioNTech jab, marking a breakthrough milestone in the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Rachid Fergati, UPS Managing director for Middle East and Indian subcontinent said: “UPS has proudly delivered the first batches of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Saudi Arabia, to support vaccinations of first citizens and expatriates in the country.  Saudi Arabia is the first country in the Middle East that we are serving and we are in position to continue delivering what matters to help stamp out the pandemic in the ......read more

Dubai Health Authority Doctors Provide Pre-travel Advice

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 20, 2020: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is encouraging those who plan to travel to ensure they take necessary pre-travel vaccinations at least one month prior to their journey to ensure the effectiveness of the vaccines. The pre-travel health services are available across all DHA Primary Healthcare Centre and the services include pre-travel counseling, risk assessment, vaccinations and medications.  Dr. Alia Mohammad Al Dallal, Consultant Family Physician and Acting Director of Specialized Program Services Department at DHA’s Primary Health Care Sector said, “In terms of the COVID-19 vaccine, people who intend to travel should first seek their healthcare provider’s advice so that they can assess their medical condition, allergies if any, pre-existing health conditions ......read more

Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Volunteer Program and Frontline Heroes Office Introduce Innovative New Emergency Response Training Program for UAE Frontline Heroes

• New Jaheziya program to offer internationally accredited emergency and disaster management certification to UAE frontline professionals • Self-sustaining training program to build long-term capacity and readiness for always-on response to potential emergencies and natural disasters   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 19 December 2020: The Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Volunteer Program and the Frontline Heroes Office are partnering to provide UAE frontline professionals accredited emergency and disaster management training through a new comprehensive program that is recognized as the international gold standard for medical and emergency response.   The new “Jaheziya” training initiative, which translates as “Readiness” from Arabic, will enhance the knowledge and skills of frontline professionals ......read more

P&G Commits to 2,021 Acts of Good in 2021 and Inspires Millions through Lead with Love Campaign

• P&G and its brands will make their next wave of donations for COVID-19 relief including health, hygiene and cleaning products, PPE and financial support worth tens of millions of dollars as the first “acts of good” for 2021. • Lead with Love campaign unites P&G’s longstanding and ongoing Citizenship efforts of Community Impact, Equality & Inclusion, and Environmental Sustainability. • Unveiled through a powerful new creative film, “Emotions,” P&G invites everyone to make 2021 the year we all come together to do more and do better.   December 19, 2020:   Today, Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) is announcing a commitment to 2,021 acts of good for 2021, starting with its next major wave of contributions of health, hygiene and cleaning products, personal ......read more

Dubai Health Authority provides COVID-19 Testing to Dubai World Trade Centre Visitors

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 December 2020: The Dubai Health Authority is providing COVID-19 testing services at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) for visitors said a high-level official. Dr. Farida Al Khaja, CEO of Clinical Support Services and Nursing Sector said that the DHA has provided this service for company representatives, exhibitors and exhibition-goers who participate in international conferences that are hosted at DWTC. She said the move is in line with the Authority’s vision to continue to provide easy and accessible COVID-19 testing services across the Emirate. In September this year, DHA added three new Covid-19 testing centres  The centres, each with a capacity to carry out 550 tests a day, are located in Al Rashidiya Majlis, Al Hamriya Port Majlis and Jumeirah 1 Port Majlis.  Dr. Al ......read more

Dr. Afnan Al Shuaiby Appointed New Chair of Board of the Arab International Womens' Forum

HAIFA AL KAYLANI APPOINTED PRESIDENT & FOUNDER OF THE AIWF    December 15, 2020, Dubai, United Arab Emirates - On the 14th December 2020 there was a Board meeting of the Arab International Women’s Forum (‘AIWF’). The meeting was held to discuss the decision of Mrs Haifa Al Kaylani, the original Founder of the AIWF, to step down as Chair and to approve the appointment of the new Chair, Dr Afnan Al Shuaiby as of 1st of January 2021. Mrs Al Kaylani will remain as a Director of the AIWF and hold the title of President & Founder. Mrs Al Kaylani founded the Arab International Women’s Forum 20 years’ ago and she felt now was an appropriate time to hand over the role to a successor. AIWF was set up as a development organisation based in London with the clear aim of supporting women’s ......read more

Pacemaker Smaller Than a Dirham Changes Patients' Lives

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Patients Benefit from March to Miniaturization in First-of-its-Kind Procedure    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, December 15, 2020:  Patients at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, part of Mubadala’s healthcare network, can now benefit from a cutting-edge miniature pacemaker device smaller than a one-dirham coin. Physicians at the hospital recently performed the UAE’s first implant of a synchronized leadless miniature pacemaker implant. The device, which is 93% smaller than a traditional pacemaker, was implanted into a 22-year-old Emirati woman to correct a slow heart rate problem. Complications from a slow heart rate can include fatigue, dizziness, loss of consciousness and even the risk of sudden death. The 30-minute, minimally invasive procedure took place in November. Since ......read more

Dubai Complementary Medicine Centre Treats More than 4000 Patients in 2019.

Dubai, UAE, December 15, 2020: The Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA) Dubai Complementary Medicine Centre (DCMC) revealed that 4,055 patients benefited from its services in 2019.  DCMC is the only government centre in the GCC to provide comprehensive complementary medicine services.  Out of the 4,055 patients, 2,732 benefited from the centre’s ozone clinic, 805 from the bio resonance clinic and 518 from the metatron clinic.  Complementary medicine has many benefits as it mostly involves natural remedies, helps boosts the immune system, reduces pain, reduces muscular spasm and fatigue and improves patient’s overall quality of life. Dr. Ahmed Ibrahim Bin Kalban, CEO of Hospital Services Sector at the DHA said, “The centre is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology and with skilled ......read more

Breastfeeding Friends Association takes part in Regional Forum for People of Determination

Sharjah, December 13, 2020:  The Friends of Breastfeeding Association of the Health Promotion Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah participated in the Regional Forum for People of Determination, themed ‘our happiness among you’, which was organized, on Tuesday, by the Read & Enjoy Library to mark the International Day of People of Determination. Held under the patronage of Sheikha Shamsa bint Hasher Al Maktoum, Honorary President of the library, board member of the UAE Volleyball Association, and President of the National Teams Committee, the event was attended by Widad bu Sheneen, the Founder and Chairwoman of the Read & Enjoy Library, Her Excellency Eng. Khawla Al Noman, Head of Breastfeeding Friends Association, and a large number of people of determination and community ......read more

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Three Year Old Toddler Suffers Brain Hemorrhage with Repeated Head Injuries at Home…

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University Hospital of Sharjah Successfully Performs Surgery on 4-year-old Patient to Treat Rare ...…

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Day Surgery Center Accreditation Support in the United Arab Emirates…

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Managing Stress Levels During COVID-19…

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Leading IVF Center - ART Fertility Clinics Celebrate Omani Women's Day with a Special Campaign…

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Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Experts Highlight Urinary Issues and the Many Treatments Available to ...…

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Saudi's International Medical Center Wins the International CHIME 2020 Digital Health Most Wired ...…

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Dubai Diabetes Centre Explores Telemonitoring for Diabetics…

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The First Batch of 50 Trained COVID-19 "Safety Officers" Completed Their Training From ...…

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Global Private Wealth Holders Set to Almost Double Impact Investing Allocation Over Next Five Years…

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Introducing InSight…

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Dubai Health Authority's Basmah Initiative Supports Breast Cancer Patients…

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Exercise Benefits Women Fighting Breast Cancer, Study Says…

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DHA Explores Collaboration Opportunities with German Healthcare Entities and Institutions…

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MoHAP Discusses Health Cooperation Prospects with Australia…

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Global Financiers Tackle Refugees' Education…

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Chronic Pain Sufferers in the Region Find Relief With New Life-changing Nerve Stimulation Therapy…

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Breastfeeding Friends Reviews Recommendations of “Foster Mother” Project Study…

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Detect to Protect: SEHA Launches Educational Campaign for Breast Cancer…

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DHA Participates in Virtual Parkinson's Patients Forum…

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ADNOC Collaborates with Pure Health to Ensure Employee Safety from Covid-19…

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SEHA Introduces a New Central Mortuary in Al Ain…

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Dubai Health Authority(DHA) Separates Infectious Disease Clinics From Specialized Medical Clinics ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 September 2020: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has announced the separation of all clinics known medically and internationally as fever clinics or infectious disease clinics in its primary health care centers from other specialized medical clinics, in order to strengthen the prevention system adopted by the Authority to combat communicable diseases and ......read more

Philips Raises Awareness Around Sudden Cardiac Arrest for World Heart Day 2020…

• Less than 10% survival rate for people who suffer out-of-hospital Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)  • Lifesaving technology such as automated external defibrillators (AEDs) double chances of survival   United Arab Emirates,  September 28, 2020:  On the occasion of  World Heart Day on 29th September, Philips highlights the importance of lifesaving ......read more

Premature Coronary Artery Disease Most Commonly Found Among Indians…

With World Heart Day coming up on September 29, Dr Brajesh Mittal, deputy medical director and consultant interventional cardiologist at Medcare Hospital, sheds light on the health concern along with his expert advice.   Dubai, September 28, 2020:  Medcare Hospitals & Medical Centres, the UAE’s premium healthcare provider, addresses the rise in coronary diseases in ......read more

DHA Announces Implementation of Diagnosis-Related Group (DRG) for the Health Sector in the Emirate…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 27, 2020: The Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA’s) Dubai Health Insurance Corporation announced today the introduction of diagnosis-related group (DRG) for all hospitals in the emirate. The move came into effect this month, however, it has been in the pipeline for over four years during which active consultation and stakeholder engagement with the ......read more

WTTC Launches New Report on the Future of Travel & Tourism in a Post-COVID World…

New report by WTTC and Oliver Wyman provides recommendations on how we can ensure a more seamless recovery of the sector Consumers are paying more attention to 'sustainability' of brands Destinations need to adopt new protocols for health and hygiene measures September 27, 2020:  The World Travel & Tourism Council [WTTC], today unveils a new report that explores the ......read more

Mrs Cynthia Bou Khalil Shares Weight Loss Tips To Help Improve PCOS Symptoms…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 September 2020:  Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a very common health condition that is known to affect women everywhere. The recent studies indicate that the UAE has one of the highest incidences of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) in the world, only next to Europe. The increase in the number of cases is associated with higher levels of ......read more

Dubai Teenager Climbed Up and Down Stairs at Home With Rio on Her Back…

United Arab Emirates,  September 27, 2020:  Tia Watson (13 years, 42 kgs) and her brother Rio (17 years, 45 kgs) accomplished the Climb With Rio challenge this weekend in less than an hour. Sister Tia walked 10 times (70 meters) up and down the stairs of their home, the equivalent of climbing Sydney Opera House, with brother Rio strapped on her back. Tia and Rio are part of Team ......read more

Six Sports Establishments Fined at Weekend for Non-Compliance with COVID-19 Protocols…

Ten others escape with a warning as Dubai Sports Council and Dubai Economy continue their inspection of sports establishments and events   United Arab Emirates,  September 27, 2020: Teams from Dubai Sports Council and Dubai Economy fined six sports establishments over the weekend for their failure to adhere to COVID-19 precautionary measures and safety guidelines. The ......read more

DHA Explores Collaboration With Australian Healthcare Institutions…

The two sides discussed collaboration particularly in the field of artificial intelligence, medical education and research and development.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 September, 2020:  The Director General of the Dubai Health Authority(DHA) recently received the Australian Consul General at the DHA headquarters. HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the DHA received ......read more

Sister to Climb Sydney Opera House With Rio Strapped on Her Back for Inclusive Impactivity…

United Arab Emirates,  September 23, 2020:  Sister, Tia Watson (13) is set to climb virtually Sydney Opera House while carrying her brother, Rio a person with determination, on her back Team AngelWolf are set to take a next step in the Climb With Rio challenge this month! After virtually travelling around the world, climbing the equivalent size of the most famous landmarks from three ......read more

DHA and KHDA Begin Campaigns in Private Schools to Educate Children About COVID-19.…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 22, 2020:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) in collaboration with the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) has begun school health awareness campaigns today to educate primary and secondary school children across private schools in Dubai about COVID-19. The one-month campaign aims to empower school children and provide them with health ......read more

Music to Enhance Quality of Life and Healing Process of Long-Term Care Patients at Thumbay ...…

 Happy Hour every week at indoor   “Therapeutic garden” helps patients to relax and stay close to nature   September 22, 2020:  The Long-Term Care unit of Thumbay University Hospital, the largest private academic hospital in the region with 350 beds located at Thumbay Medicity, Al Jurf, Ajman, has added music to the services they offer residents, to ......read more

Heart Attack Patient ‘Died' Multiple Times Before Making Full Recovery…

Ahead of World Heart Day, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Patient Encourages Public to Prioritize Exercise and Diet for a Healthy Heart    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. September 22, 2020:  When 59-year-old Adel Mahmoud Shawqi was rushed to the Emergency Department at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, part of Mubadala’s healthcare network, for chest pain found to be an acute heart ......read more

Dubai Health Authority and Dubai Healthcare City Authority Sign MoU to Strengthen Partnership…

United Arab Emirates,  September 21, 2020:  MoU aims to strengthen cooperation and partnership between the two entities in various medical fields including insurance, transfer of permits of health professionals, education, medical training and research.    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 September 2020: The Dubai Health Authority(DHA) signed today a memorandum of ......read more

A Team of UAE Residents Found their Breakthrough Moment with An Innovation That Could Revolutionize ...…

The “Wellcome Mat” Is Ready to Protect the Homes of UAE Residents, and The World!   United Arab Emirates,  September 21, 2020:  In the last couple of months, life seems to have taken a wild spin towards uncertain terrain for most citizens of the world. With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, normality has been challenged more than ever before, making us put ......read more

AAAASF Supports Day Surgical Centers Pursuing Highest Level of Patient Safety…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 September 2020:  Patient safety is the mission of the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) and is also the top priority for the Health Regulation Sector of Dubai. Beginning in May 2019, the Dubai Health Authority made it mandatory for all Day Surgical Centers to achieve international accreditation. AAAASF was ......read more

Dabur International Partners With Dubai Sports City (DSC) to Supply Dermoviva Hygiene Range of ...…

Dabur will supply sanitizing solutions to DSC to keep their visitors, players and staff safe throughout the year Dubai, UAE: September 21, 2020: As the UAE gears up to host major sporting events, Dubai Sports City (DSC) has signed a hygiene deal with Dabur International in response to Covid-19. As per this year long partnership, DSC will receive Dermoviva range of sanitizers and hand washes ......read more

SEHA Encourages the Community to Adopt a Healthy Physical and Mental Lifestye…

• As part of SEHA’s psychological support program designed for the community amidst COVID-19, the network reiterates the need to ignore fake news   • Consultant psychiatrist shares tips to help the community overcome adverse circumstances, become a positive influence, assist senior citizens and benefit from extra time   Abu Dhabi, 20September 2020:  In ......read more

DHA Specialist Shares Tips on Preventing Depression During COVID-19 in Patients with Alzheimer's.…

The Seniors’ Happiness Centre’s Alzheimer’s support group to hold awareness event on the occasion of World Alzheimer’s day 2020    Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2020:  In light of World Alzheimer’s day, the Director of Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA) Seniors’ Happiness Centre stressed the importance of setting a daily routine for all ......read more

Latifa Hospital's NICU Receives 1058 Admissions in 2019.…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 September, 2020: Latifa Hospital for Women and Children revealed that it’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), which is the largest NICU in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, admitted 1058 babies in 2019, compared to 967 in 2018. Out of the 1058 admissions in the NICU, 31 per cent (329) were preterm babies, in addition to almost 10 per cent (96 babies) with ......read more

Heart Attack Patient Undergoes Rare Lifesaving Procedure Usually Used for Dissolving Kidney Stones…

• A sixty-eight-year-old Indian man undergoes rare life saving procedure after 90% arterial calcified blockage • Intravascular lithotripsy opens the door for some difficult heart cases with a safer device as compared to other artery drilling services in the UAE   United Arab Emirates,  September 16, 2020:  A 68-year-old Indian man suffered a severe heart attack ......read more

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