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    Burjeel Hospital gives gift of motherhood to young woman

    Unique pancreatic procedure performed at Burjeel Hospital saved young woman, now a mother Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 18 August 2019:   The one thing that is most important to the doctors at Burjeel Hospital is alleviating the pain and suffering of patients. So no matter how complex or complicated the case may be, they put in all their experience and effort into solving it. Like in the case of a 27-year-old woman, who came to Dr Omran Gatee, Consultant - Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolic Disorders, , having suffered from hypoglycemia for the last 10 years. She had already had two surgeries in different countries, but her problem had not been solved. Her condition had gotten so bad that she had to wake up in the middle of the night to drink sugar syrup to keep her stamina up. This, however, led to increased ......read more

    Second Week of “Health & Tourism 2019” Campaign Witnesses Remarkable Participation in its Awareness Activities

    Sharjah, August 17, 2019:  In its second week, the “Health & Tourism 2019” Campaign, launched by Health Promotion Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah (SCFA), continues its awareness activities and events in a number of tourist and recreational sites and shopping malls in the Emirate of Sharjah. The campaign was launched earlier this month under the theme “5_Ýí_Çáíæã# 5aday”, and in collaboration with the Sharjah Commerce & Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA), Sharjah Cooperative Society.  The world’s first online campaign, that brings together the health awareness and tourist promotion, aims to raise the community awareness about eating at least 400 gm, or five portions, of fruit and vegetables per day to reduce enormous health risks, such as heart ......read more

    Al Ain Hospital doctors save young girl from 2.5 cm pin in her lungs

    Abu Dhabi, Aug 14, 2019:  The medical team at Al Ain Hospital, part of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, performed a dangerous procedure to save a 13-year-old girl who swallowed a 2.5 cm pin that settled near her heart. The young girl accidently swallowed the narrow pin as she was preparing to wear her veil. A series of medical tests and analysis revealed that it landed in one of the lower bronchi of the left lung, adjacent to the heart muscle. The doctors managed to insert an endoscope and successfully remove the pin from the wall of the lung using localized anesthesia without causing any internal bleeding. Dr. Saber Al-Mishal, Head of the Pulmonology Department stated: “This case was extremely sensitive due to the location of the pin. Our doctors had to carefully ......read more

    MoHAP Announces Working Hours at Primary Health Care & Preventive Medicine Centers During Eid Al-Adha Holidays

    August 8, 2019:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has scheduled the working hours at MoHAP’s primary health care and preventive medicine centers during the Eid Al-Adha holiday, which starts from 9-12 of Dhul-Hijjah 1440, 10-14 August.  In this context, MoHAP announced that the services of preventive medicine centers will be available in all medical district on Tuesday from 9 am to 2 pm, in addition to the medical examination center for residency at Ibn Battuta Mall, Salah al-Din, Riffa, and Dahan. Medical services will be available in 27 health centers, 6 preventive medicine centers, and 3 medical examination centers for residency. While Birth and death certificates services will also be available during the Eid Al-Adha holiday in a shift system. Health Centers Are Well-Prepared for Receiving ......read more

    Alisha Moopen appointed as the Deputy Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare

    Dubai, UAE, 08 August, 2019:   Alisha Moopen, Executive Director and CEO of Hospitals and Clinics-GCC, has been promoted to the role of Deputy Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare. Working closely with Dr. Azad Moopen- Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, Alisha Moopen would be leading the growth strategy for the company and steering the organisation to newer heights of success. The appointment was approved by the Board of Directors of Aster DM Healthcare during their meeting on 7th August, 2019. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Azad Moopen said, “The appointment is a part of our long-term strategy to create a sustainable business that is well-equipped to meet the needs of the market and the people. Having seen Aster DM Healthcare being built brick by brick over the last three decades, ......read more

    Zulekha Hospital Sharjah Honored With Baby Friendly Hospital (BFHI) Accreditation From Unicef and Who

    8 August 2019, Sharjah, UAE:   Zulekha Hospital, Sharjah takes pride in being the first private hospital in UAE to be certified with the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) accreditation by UNICEF and WHO. The Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) was launched by WHO and UNICEF in 1991, following the Innocenti Declaration of 1990. The initiative is a global effort to implement practices that protect, promote and support breastfeeding. Being based out of the Baby-friendly city Sharjah and in line with the vision of Founder & Chairperson Dr. Zulekha Daud, the hospital extensively advocates breastfeeding and imparts breastfeeding education and awareness to expecting mothers and the community at large. Doctors and nurses are encouraged to undergo the Lactation Consultant Training Program and today the hospital has ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) announces Eid Al Adha holiday working hours for all facilities

    SEHA network emergency services to operate 24 hours a day   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, August 06 , 2019:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has announced that doctors and other staff in emergency departments across the SEHA network will be available 24 hours a day during Eid Al Adha holidays 9 to 12 Dhu Al Hijjah (10th to 13th August, 2019). Dialysis services at all locations will be available from 7am to 11pm daily, except on Fridays. SEHA has extended its Eid greetings to the leadership of the UAE, members of the Abu Dhabi government, citizens and residents.  This was a decision in-line with the Abu Dhabi government’s commitment to provide people from across the UAE with the highest quality of care and treatment, and to ensure that ......read more

    India's most loved fitness brand, launches first mind.fit centre in Dubai

    In addition to cult.fit fitness centre, cure.fit has expanded the offering to yoga and meditation   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  05, August 2019:    India’s leading integrated health and wellness start-up, cure.fit, announced the launch of mind.fit at Shorooq Community Centre, Mirdif in Dubai. This will be the first international yoga studio for cure.fit that integrates mindful yoga and meditation, with insights from modern psychology and science.    The sessions in mind.fit are crafted by a team of experts, with a proper warm up, balanced, full body workout and cool down. As part of the launch celebration, the centre will be open to first-timers allowing them to experience the work out formats for select days.    The mind.fit vertical was introduced to provide a seamless ......read more

    MoHAP and AstraZeneca Discuss Means of Enhancing Innovation in Pharmaceutical Sector

    Dubai, Aug 5th, 2019:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), represented by HE Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health and Prevention’s Public Health Policy and Licenses, received a delegation from AstraZeneca, headed by Mr. Leon Wang, the Executive Vice-President, International, to discuss means of enhancing innovation in the pharmaceutical sector and fostering cooperation to develop treatment of chronic diseases, such as asthma, diabetes and heart diseases.  Commenting on the meeting, AstraZeneca expressed its appreciation for MoHAP’s efforts to speed up the drug registration process for the benefit of both the individual and society. “Nowadays, we are registering our innovative products in the UAE among the first countries worldwide, after being approved ......read more

    Aster Hospital Mankhool completes thousand Cath Lab procedures in a year

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  05, August 2019:  Aster Hospitals Mankhool-Dubai, a world-class facility under Aster DM Healthcare, a leading healthcare provider in the Middle East and India, has performed catheterization procedures on 1,000 cardiac patients at its state-of-the-art Cath lab within one year of its launch.  The huge number of cardiac procedures performed at the centre indicates the rapid escalation of cardiac incidents afflicting younger people in the UAE and reminds people that prevention should start early before problems develop, say experts at the hospital.   Commenting on this, Dr. Sherbaz Bichu, CEO of Aster Hospitals UAE, said, “Our Cath lab in Mankhool is one of the very few centers in the UAE that offers 24x7 emergency angiogram and angioplasty for patients with acute heart ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention Provides Multidisciplinary Clinic and Electronic Health Supervision Unit for People with Down Syndrome

    Fujairah, 3rd Aug 2019:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced the launch of an innovative package of health care services for people with Down Syndrome, including the establishment of a multidisciplinary clinic at the Fujairah Hospital and the establishment of an electronic health surveillance unit for people with Down Syndrome, in line with the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Medical Genetics. This comes in pursuance of the government's efforts to develop health services for people with determination, including Down syndrome patients. The project involves effective communication between the different departments of multidisciplinary clinics, which include all those involved in the care of Down Syndrome children, including the clinical genetic counselor, ......read more

    Julphar Announces Q1 2019 Results

    Company reported sales of AED 118.3m The priority this year is to focus on recovery says CEO July 31 2019, Ras Al Khaimah (UAE) – Julphar, one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Middle East and Africa, has published its financial results for Q1 2019. The company reported revenue of AED 118.3 million and a net loss of AED 91.6m.  Commenting on the announcement, Jerome Carle, CEO of Julphar, said: “In line with expectations, the first quarter of 2019 has been a challenging period for the company. However, the underlying strengths of our core business remain firmly established and we are seeking to achieve our immediate priorities.  “We are confident that we can lay the foundations to pursue future success. The priority this year is to focus on recovery and we have already laid much of ......read more

    Ras Al Khaimah Medical District Reveals Plans for Upgrading Trauma & Operations Departments at Saqr Hospital

    Ras Al Khaimah, July 31st, 2019: Dr. Abdullah Al Nuaimi, Director of Ras Al Khaimah Medical District, has revealed the district’s plans for developing, expanding and maintaining Trauma and Operations Departments at Saqr Hospital. The plan comes in line with the Ministry of Health and Prevention’s (MoHAP’s) vision to provide comprehensive and innovative healthcare services and to enhance the hospital’s role as a reference one that receives various medical conditions. Al Nuaimi underlined that the services provided by both departments will not be affected throughout the development work, pointing out that the hospital has provided all the possible alternatives to ensure offering the medical services to their fullest extent. He also shed light on MoHAP’s keenness to constantly follow up the ......read more

    In conjunction with the World Hepatitis Day - Ministry of Health redoubles efforts to reduce the incidence of hepatitis to the lowest rates globally

      • Ministry launches awareness campaigns targeting UAE citizens and residents  • UAE is one of the world's least infected • Ministry's efforts goes in line with WHO's 2030 Hepatitis targets   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  28, July  2019:    The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAPO) has launched many awareness campaigns throughout the year to promote the early detection of hepatitis, especially in conjunction with the World Hepatitis Day, which is marked on July 28 of every year according to the World Health Organization ((WHO).    The ministry's campaigns, which usually provide free medical examinations and witness the distribution of awareness leaflets on ways of transmission, prevention methods, diagnosis and treatment option, aim to ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) launches speech counseling at Al Rahba Hospital

    Over 300 treatment sessions were completed in three months Therapy available for adults and children Abu Dhabi, UAE - July 28, 2019:   Al Rahba Hospital, part of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, now provides speech counseling services for children and adults at the Speech Clinic under the supervision of Therapists Dima Al Awaysi and Neethu Sabin. The clinic provides speech counseling for patients with Receptive /expressive language disorder, Articulation/phonological disorder, Social skills/pragmatic language, Stuttering/Fluency disorder, Autism, ADHD, Swallowing disorder, Adulthood language disorder and Voice Disorders. The speech therapist at Al Rahba Hospital has completed over 300 treatment sessions over the past three months. Dr. Amna al-Mehairi, Acting ......read more

    Understanding the link between humidity and asthma

    Ever wondered why your asthma feels worse in Dubai’s hot summers? Blueair’s General Manager for Middle East & Africa, TR Ganesh explains how the weather plays its part – and offers some tips for asthmatics to survive the summer   July 25, 2019 - Dubai, UAE   Stepping outside for even a few minutes can leave you feeling sticky, while your clothes often seem to be instantly soaked through. But beyond the need for extra hydration and increased laundry bills, the UAE’s legendary humidity brings with it several health concerns.    Those suffering from asthma and frequent allergies are often the worst hit. Hot and humid weather, particularly when the amount of water vapour in the atmosphere crosses 50 per cent, has been linked to increased asthma ......read more

    Cirrhosis a “silent Killer” in Middle East

    Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Highlights Risk in Advance of World Hepatitis Day Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. July 24, 2019:  Physicians at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi are using World Hepatitis Day on July 28 to raise community awareness of cirrhosis, a serious disease, often linked to lifestyle conditions, including viral hepatitis. Cirrhosis is advanced scarring or fibrosis of the liver, linked to existing conditions such as obesity and type-2 diabetes - which are often associated with fatty liver disease - and chronic viral hepatitis. Cirrhosis is closely linked to rising rates of liver cancer in the Middle East and liver failure due to progression of cirrhosis is the primary reason for liver transplant in the UAE. With effective patient screening, physicians are confident that a large number of cases could be avoided ......read more

    Mafraq Hospital leads successful hand replantation

    Procedure utilizes cutting edge microscopic technology, delivered by local experts Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 23 July 2019: Specialists at Mafraq Hospital, part of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, have successfully replanted a severed hand using world-leading technology and microscopic transplant techniques.  The male patient was transferred to Mafraq hospital immediately after being involved in a workplace accident. The incident created a complicated medical challenge due to multiple crushed bones and the severing of all ligaments, arteries and nerves feeding the hand. Medical staff at Mafraq completed the complex procedure using microscopic surgery techniques that successfully restored blood flow and hand hydration and reinstated the bones, arteries and ligaments ......read more

    The LightHouse Arabia Trains the First Teen Mental Health First Aiders in the Region

    ** The Region’s Only Teen Mental Health First Aid Training is Launched by  The LightHouse Arabia for Teenagers to be ‘First-Responders’ for Peers **  Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  23 July  2019:  Half of all mental health disorders like depression or anxiety start by age 14, but most cases remain undetected and go untreated for approximately eight to ten years. This long and dangerous delay is usually due to a combination of lack of awareness of what mental health problems are, not knowing how to respond, and the stigma surrounding mental health. Building on their mission to help improve mental health across the Middle East, The LightHouse Arabia has created a platform for intervention to happen earlier, through the launch of Teen-to-Teen Mental Health First Aid (tMHFA) ......read more

    Al Manama Health Center Ajman Obtains JCI Reaccreditation Ajman, July 22nd, 2019:

    Ajman, United Arab Emirates -  22 July  2019:  Al Manama Health Center Ajman of the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has successfully obtained the reaccreditation of the Joint Commission International (JCI), owing to the center’s success in maintaining the same quality of healthcare standards provided for patients. In 2015, Al Manama Health Center obtained the accreditation for the first time and it managed to maintain the same level of excellence of its healthcare services throughout these years, thus obtaining the reaccreditation after passing the evaluation tour which the JCI Committee conducts every three years for all the accredited centers. Continuous Improvement of Healthcare Services Commenting on this achievement, H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdel Rahman Al-Rand, Undersecretary of the ......read more

    Dr.Azad Moopen honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award at 9th Entrepreneur India Awards 2019

    • The prestigious award recognizes Padma Shri Dr. Azad Moopen’s three-decades of commitment in making quality healthcare affordable and accessible. • The ninth edition of the awards celebrated the spirit of entrepreneurship and recognized the finest across industries who are bringing the best to the world.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  21 July  2019:   The Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, Dr. Azad Moopen has been honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award at the 9th Entrepreneur India Awards 2019, held as a part of Entrepreneur Annual Conclave 2019 in New Delhi. The event brought together over 500+ attendees celebrating the achievements of entrepreneurs and innovators from different walks of life.   The prestigious accolade is in recognition of ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) adds six new features to the SEHA app

    More than 184,000 users have accessed the app in five months  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates July 21, 2019: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the largest healthcare network in the UAE, has launched 6 new features on its SEHA app with the aim of facilitating patient transactions easily and remotely through their smart devices. Some of the new features include pre-employment medical examinations, pre-marital examinations, Weqaya examination, issuing Absher Cards for people of determination and senior citizens, and patient’s invoives. Bader Al Qubaisi, Acting Group Chief Information Officer at SEHA, said: "We are committed to providing the latest technologies and harnessing them to service our clients across the numerous medical facilities. We are continually improving our processes to meet and exceed ......read more

    Danube Group Expands into the Healthcare segment

    ~Danube Group is planning to invest 10 million dollars in next 2 years in the health care segment ~ Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  18 July  2019:   After successful hospitality venture UAE’s leading business giant Danube Group, enters into the healthcare division with the launch of American Aesthetic Medical Center on 17th July 2019 in Dubai. Present on the occasion were Fayez Abdullah Al Marzooqi, Head of Department at Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Center for Islamic Culture, Mr Rizwan Sajan - Founder and Chairman Danube Group along with other senior management of the group.    The clinic is located at Umm Al Sheif Road, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai and plans to service patients with most advanced and innovative techniques for both surgical and non-surgical treatments like Plastic Surgery, Hair ......read more

    More than 73 thousand patients receive screening and treatment through SEHA's mobile health clinics

    Abu Dhabi - UAE, July 17, 2019: More than 73 thousand patients received screening and treatment through Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) unique mobile health clinic offerings since 2018 and up to May 2019. Serving the community since 2010, these mobile clinics reflect SEHA’s heritage and legacy in providing advanced, accessible healthcare for the community, in line with the objectives of Abu Dhabi Government. Mohammed Hawas Al Sadid, Ambulatory Healthcare Services CEO, said: “SEHA is the cornerstone of the healthcare sector in Abu Dhabi and is the only provider with a genuine network that can create value across the system for patients. This network includes 3 mobile clinics fully equipped to provide curative and preventive services for major events and remote areas. What sets these clinics apart as well is that ......read more

    Hospital launches free “Healthy Heart Wellness Programme” in Ras Al Khaimah

    RAK Hospital offers complimentary service for the residents of UAE recovering from cardiac issues   One in five people who have suffered a heart attack will have a recurrent attack within the next five years   Cardiac wellness and recovery programmes can reduce chances of a repeat heart attack by 47 percent; 42 percent less likely to die within an average of eight years   July 17th, 2019; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: In order to create a support system for cardiac patients and help them manage their condition better, RAK Hospital has launched a free “Healthy Heart Wellness Programme” for the UAE residents at the hospital premises. The programme aims to educate and counsel patients recovering from heart attacks, angioplasty, stenting and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), while introducing them to ......read more

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    A Guide to Making Yourself Happier and Healthier

    If you are struggling with a low mood, constantly feel tired and irritable or have yet to reach your personal goals, it could be a sign you are neglecting your wellbeing each day. Rather than accepting your circumstances and battling with low confidence, you must take the steps to transform your quality of life. Read this handy guide to making yourself both happier and healthier. Fall in Love with Exercise As you might already be aware, exercise can lead to the production of mood-lifting hormones in the body, which can make you feel happier each day. While you might understand the ......read more

    Don't Run Risk of Damaging Your Vision With Poor Food Choices, Doctors at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai Warn

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  15 July  2019:   From managing our weight, fighting diseases, to giving us the energy we need to work or study each day, there are many well-known benefits to a healthy and balanced diet.   Making the correct choices when it comes to what you eat each day can also play a significant role in keeping your eyes healthy and maintaining your vision throughout your lifetime.   As well as treating a range of vision-related ailments each day, Doctors at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai explain to patients how their daily food ......read more

    Doctors conduct first procedure in the UAE using donated amniotic membrane for burn victims

    Doctors saved the lives of two burn victims and used donated amniotic membrane from a mother that delivered a baby via C-section. This is the first procedure in the UAE where amniotic membrane from the placenta is used to accelerate wound care and regenerate skin tissue.   United Arab Emirates, Dubai, July 14, 2019:  Two young Afghani nationals were rushed into Rashid Hospital after a gas cylinder defect left both of them with massive flame burns.   Twenty-seven year old Hafizulla had 45 per cent total body surface area affected by second-degree superficial and deep ......read more

    Al Qutami chairs DHA CEO council meeting

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 11, 2019:  His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) chaired today a meeting with the CEO council of the DHA. He said that DHA aims to keep pace with the global developments in the health sector and has adopted a series of ambitious and innovative projects and initiatives to enhance the Emirate’s competitiveness and to ensure Dubai remains an ideal destination for patients seeking treatment. He added that the DHA has all the capabilities needed to succeed in achieving its goals, which are supported ......read more

    Millennials' Naturally Leading the Wellness Journey

    By Krishan Kumar Chutani, CEO Dabur International Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  09 July  2019:   Globally, Millennials are often recognized as the key generation driving the US$4.2 trillion global wellness market . Their thirst for holistic wellbeing is unparalleled when compared to previous generations. In the US alone, the millennial cohort has grown to value health as the second most valued aspect of their lives . Armed with their love for health-centric pursuits and interests like yoga, kombucha, and meditation to name but a few, wellness as a whole has bloomed ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention Provides Outstanding Medical Services for the Treatment of Pediatric Digestive Disorders at Al Qassimi Hospital for Women and Children

    Sharjah, July 8, 2019:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has revealed the success of a national medical team at Al Qassimi Hospital for Women & Children to save the life of a Asian girl child and restore her normal growth rate, similar to the children of her age. The girl was suffering from a short bowel syndrome caused by repetitive bowel resections, liver dysfunction, some bacterial infections, and pancreatic insufficiency. Dr. Kalthoum Al Baloushi, Director of MoHAP’s Hospitals Administration, pointed to the high-caliber medical team who received the girl ......read more

    Zulekha Hospital Experts Safely Remove a 3.5 kg Fibroid Uterus Laparoscopically

    Fibroids can grow to be dangerous if not detected and treated rightly in time Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 8 July 2019: 49 year old Khalidah, was admitted to Zulekha Hospital, Sharjah with complaints of Menorrhagia and Dysmenorrhea, which is mainly heavy menstrual flow for months together. Following examination, it was found that her uterus was enlarged as much as it would at 32 weeks of pregnancy. An ultrasound and MRI scan made it clear that she had multiple fibroids, the largest being 10 centimeters and there were many others measuring 5-6 centimeters which occupied the whole of her ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) implements smart pharmacy systems to improve efficiency

    A total of 1.7 million prescriptions for 500,000 patients issued through the smart pharmacy system    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates July 07, 2019: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network has implemented a new smart pharmacy system in its facilities to reduce waiting time and prescription errors. This initiative was a result of a development strategy that ensures a balance between operations, eliminating complicated routines, and enabling medical staff to serve patients optimally. The smart pharmacy system has dispensed over 1.7 ......read more

    India's Union Budget – Comments from Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  06 July  2019:    “It is very good to hear that we are striving to become a $ 5 Trillion economy soon. This will place India on the world center stage. However, regarding NRIs and Healthcare sector , there is not much to sing about.  It is good to know that NRIs shall be allowed to take Aadhar Card. This will help them to sort out many issues that they face now for identity and transacting business while in India.” There has been no significant announcements pertaining to healthcare in union budget. While there was hope ......read more

    Indian expat saved from life-long paralysis after severe neck injury

    Sustaining a fall from great height, the 29-year-old construction worker’s neck bone was severely crushed with fragments compressing his spinal cord The patient was rushed to RAK Hospital where urgent high-risk surgery was performed on him  July 4, 2019; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  A 29-year-old construction worker was brought back from the brink of life-long paralysis at RAK Hospital when he suffered a dangerous fall from a construction site where he worked. Ajeet Ram Sudhar, an Indian expat who works for RAK ceramics, fell from about 10 feet, the impact severely ......read more

    Abu Dhabi had its first water birth at Burjeel Hospital

    Enhanced patient experience offered through improved infrastructure  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 02 July 2019:  The relaxing effect of water during childbirth is attracting water births among local residents and Mrs. Shamma Al Mansoori and Mohamed Al Mansoori opted to give birth in the tranquil environment of a water birthing pool recently at Burjeel Hospital.   The attending Obstetrician Dr. Sausan AbdulRahman Consultant - Obstetrics and Gynecology at Burjeel Hospital helped in making the experience fulfilling for Madam Shamma “We find that our patients ......read more

    Pilgrims told to get medical advice before going to Hajj

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, July 1, 2019:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has advised pilgrims to ensure they seek medical advice before going to Hajj.  Dr Badria Al Harmi, Director of Public Health Protection Department at DHA says,  “The most important step for any hajj pilgrim is to avail of the necessary vaccines.  Ideally, the vaccines should be taken four weeks prior to travel. Every pilgrim should also visit their family medicine doctor six to four weeks prior to travel, especially if they have chronic diseases such as ......read more

    Introducing VLCC's Eclipse PRP Treatment

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  01 July  2019:    Founded by Mrs. Vandana Luthra as a beauty clinic in 1989, VLCC is widely recognized for its comprehensive portfolio of beauty and wellness products and services, as well as a high level of consumer trust. VLCC prides itself on its commitment to provide the most state-of-the-art services to all its clients ensuring they are working with the best of technology, specialists and equipment introducing VLCC Eclipse PRP, the next generation of the popular PRP treatments.  The Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) facial also known ......read more

    Honourable Governor of Karnataka Shri Vajubhai Vala inaugurates Multi-Specialty Aster RV Hospital in Bengaluru

    • Aster DM Healthcare, the third largest healthcare company in India, launches its second healthcare facility in Bangalore, a 250 bedded multi-specialty quaternary care hospital with state-of-the-art technology • This would be Aster’s 13th hospital in India and a part of its global network of 25 hospitals, 116 clinics and 219 pharmacies    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  01 July  2019:     Aster DM Healthcare, one of the largest integrated healthcare service network in the GCC and the third largest healthcare company in India, is ......read more

    Seha's Kidney Dialysis Services Achieves Milestone in Peritoneal Dialysis, Helping to Improve Patient's Quality of Life

    • (SEHA) completes 60 successful kidney transplant operations since 2018 • Between January 2018 and May 2019, over 248 kidney dialysis sessions were conducted     Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates -  01 July  2019:   Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has successfully announced the results of achieving a new milestone in Peritoneal Dialysis. Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), part of SEHA’s network, has successfully completed 60 kidney transplant operations since 2018, 35 of which were ......read more

    DHA plans to develop “Certificate of Need” guidelines

    Guideline will help map out investment opportunities in the health sector  United Arab Emirates, Dubai, June 27, 2019: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) held a workshop with the private sector to receive their input and feedback prior to developing a “Certificate of Need” policies and guidelines. The workshop took place during the Dubai Healthcare Investors’ Forum that was held today at Hyatt Regency, Creek Hotel and was supported by Advention Business Partners and Taylor Wessing.  The CON guidelines will help further bolster the health sector and promote ......read more

    Dr. Azad Moopen meets CM of Himachal Pradesh in Dubai

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 26 June 2019 1. Honourable Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh- Shri Jai Ram Thakur, Honourable Industrial Minister of Himachal Pradesh- Mr. Bikram Singh and representative of visiting delegations with the Indian Ambassador to UAE- H.E Mr. Navdeep Suri, Consul General of India to UAE- H.E Mr. Vipul, Dr. Azad Moopen, Governing Body Member of IBPC and Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, Mr. Suresh Kumar, Chairman of IBPC and Mr. Nimish Makvana, President of IBPC   2. Dr. Azad Moopen, Governing Body Member of IBPC and Founder ......read more

    'Seemingly Harmless Varicose Veins May Lead to Dangerous Complications'

    Varicose veins affect one in every two people aged 50 and older, and 15 to 25 percent of all adults in the UAE Dubai, UAE: 23rd June, 2019: Tired legs, bulging veins, ulcers and a burning sensation are just some of the symptoms associated with varicose veins, a condition that affects one in every two people. According to Dr. Ashkan Haghshenas, Specialist Vascular Surgeon, specialized in Varicose Veins at Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai, many people wrongly see it solely an aesthetic issue when, in reality, it is a chronic disease that affects a growing number of people in ......read more

    UAE on track to eliminate Hepatitis C by 2030

    Dubai, UAE - 23 June 2019:   With the prevalence rate of Hepatitis C (HCV) being under 2% in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the country is close to reaching the World Health Assembly’s goal of eliminating the virus by 2030. Through providing educational programs for healthcare professionals, Gilead Sciences Middle East supports the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) and Dubai Health Authority’s efforts towards the early detection and diagnoses of HCV.    “While the prevalence of HCV is low in the UAE, early detection and treatment is ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention Unveils the Largest Expansion of Medical Examination Centers to Reach 18 Centers

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 22 June 2019:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) unveiled its plans for expanding medical examination centers for residency to reach 18 centers to enhance the services provided by the existing 10 centers in light of the heavy turnout by the ministry’s clients. The number of beneficiaries from the services provided by these centers has reached 752,000 customers in 2018, considering that each transaction is done in record time, only 7 minutes. This led to increasing the customer happiness rate to 83%, amid expectations of further increase, ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi researchers unlock the secrets of liver regeneration

    ● The liver is the only solid organ that can regenerate itself in mammals, but what confers this special property to the liver has not been uncovered, despite decades of research. ● NYU Abu Dhabi researchers suggest that a novel mechanism driven by the epigenome promotes liver regeneration. ● The epigenome refers to the code that packages the DNA so that some parts can be activated (i.e. genes) and some parts remain in dormant domains - these dormant parts largely contain remnants of old viruses or transposable elements. ● Epigenetic compensation is when parts ......read more

    RAK Hospital receives Superbrands Award for the fifth time

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 22 June 2019:   Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  Marking its commitment to the growing UAE healthcare sector and consistently being hailed as the new medical tourism destination, RAK Hospital wins the Superbrands award for the fifth time.  In the awards ceremony held at Intercontinental Hotel in Dubai Festival City, the prestigious healthcare institution was also awarded the ‘Brand of the Year’ status yet again, honoring its innovative and holistic approach towards healthcare and well-being. Offered to the most outstanding brands in their ......read more

    Cook Children's guidelines on How to Protect Your Kids from the Summer Heat

    Dubai, 19th June 2019:  Summer is around the corner and temperatures are rising to extreme degrees in some areas of the Middle East. Cook Children’s Pediatricians provide expert guidelines on how to protect the children from the heat while still enabling them to play and have fun.  When the temperatures rise so much, especially with such high humidity, it is very important to know how to protect your children from getting ill. Exposure to the heat can cause dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, or heat strokes.  The first and most important tip is to keep your ......read more

    Dabur launches two healthcare innovations rooted in Ayurveda

    Dabur Rapidex Muscle Pain Relief Spray and Pudin Hara Pearls are now available across the UAE Dubai, UAE, 18 June 2019:   Dabur, one of India’s largest Ayurvedic Healthcare companies, has introduced two innovative healthcare products made with well-known herbs selected for their unique health properties.  Dabur Rapidex Muscle Pain Relief Spray, with oil of wintergreen and menthol as its main ingredients, is the first product to be launched under the Pain Relief category from the house of Dabur. Pudin Hara Pearls contain Mint Oils as the main ingredient – ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention Launches “Self-Audit” Initiative for Private Healthcare Facilities

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 15 June 2019:   Under the theme “Hand in Hand”, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has recently launched the “Self-Audit” initiative within the context of developing its measures in accordance with health regulations and laws.  The initiative focuses on promoting the quality of services provided by the private sector, so as to simplify the process of obtaining international accreditation. A list of inspection standards on health facilities has been published by MoHAP, so that those facilities can conduct ......read more

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