Princess Haya Calls For More Sustainable Healthcare Systems In The Middle East

Dubai, 29th January, 2015: Held under the patronage of Chairperson of Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA) HRH Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Leaders in Healthcare Conference opened today at the Dubai International Convention […]
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Arab Health 2015: New MRI solutions to boost patient comfort

Royal Philips has announced the launch of Ingenia 1.5T S at Arab Health 2015, a new MRI system designed for “First Time Right” imaging and for faster workflow, while enhancing the patient’s experience during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations. Philips will showcase its Ingenia 1.5T S solution at the Sheikh SaaedHall 2, Stand S2C10, of […]
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Four new hospitals to improve eye care

Abdulilah bin Abbad Al-Tuwariqi, director general of King Khaled Eye Specialty Hospital, pointed out that the hospital has devised strategic plans to develop and modernize its facilities, in order to deal with future challenges. Its staff is also receiving continuous training to develop its skills to serve the patients better, Al-Tuwariqi added. “The training and […]
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GCC closes door on chronically ill expats

Saudi Arabia and other GCC countries have decided to only hire expatriates who are medically fit, to reduce pressure on their health services. This follows reports that about 10 percent of 2 million workers recruited annually by these states suffer from chronic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure. “The member countries of the […]
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Gulf officials aim for joint health policy

Saudi Arabia will host this year the 78th meeting of Gulf Health Ministers Council, Health Ministry spokesman Khaled Marghalani said Sunday. The event will take place on Feb. 4 and 5, Marghalani told Arab News. The meeting will be held under the slogan “Measurement of the health systems, the road for excellence.” “We are aiming […]
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HMC to offer more paediatric services

Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) plans on introducing more paediatric services to improve children’s well-being. Recently, HMC marked the opening of the first specialised chronic care and rehabilitation unit, Al Maha, for long-term ventilated children in Qatar. “We are working with the Home Healthcare Services at HMC to develop a paediatric home care programme. Having a […]
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Qatar gets advanced stem cell facility

The Virgin Health Bank (VHB) has announced the completion of one of the world’s most technologically advanced stem cell processing and storage facilities. The new facility which is located at the Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP) is the first of its kind in the country. It will provide families with access to world class […]
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Experts praise HMC’s cancer care for kids

Paediatric cancer care at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) recently earned the commendation of three paediatric cancer experts, who were visiting Qatar for a workshop held by HMC for medical staff involved in providing cancer care for children. Dr Abdullah Al Nasser, an oncologist from Saudi Arabia’s King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, expressed satisfaction […]
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Health ministers to discuss organ donations at meet

GCC Health Ministers Council’s 63rd session of the 70th Conference will open here today titled “Donation and Organ Transplantation”. A detailed report on the activities and achievements of the Executive Board of GCC Health Ministers Council will be discussed during the three-day conference apart from the follow-up of decisions and recommendations and recent updates related […]
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SCH conducts health and safety course

The Supreme Council of Health (SCH) has started a four-day course with the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) based in UK. It is being held for Level 3 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace for the staff of Occupational Health Section under the department of Public Health. This includes all health inspectors […]
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Advisory Council approves law to end drug monopoly

The Advisory Council in its ordinary session on Monday approved the draft law that seeks to eliminate government control over pricing of medicines and liberalise their imports. The Cabinet had approved the draft law in October last year and forwarded it to the Advisory Council seeking its recommendations. The Council meeting, chaired by Speaker Mohammed […]
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GPs can practice only in a branch with previous experience

The Supreme Council of Health (SCH) has issued new regulations limiting the scope of practice of licensed non-specialist physicians in Qatar. Physicians who do not hold a specialist licence will be permitted to practice only that branch of medicine in which they have a previous experience or hold a recognised post graduate qualification. For instance, […]
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Vaccine to reduce mortality among kids

The new Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV13) will help reduce morbidity and mortality rates among children with its wide coverage of a large number of new strains of pneumococcus bacteria. The Supreme Council of Health started administering an additional dose of the vaccine to children on Monday. The Vaccination Section of the Public Health Department at […]
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US urology expert at HMC until Feb 24

Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) Urology Department will be hosting a visiting urology surgeon, Dr Edmond Spanikh, from today until February 24. Dr Spanikh is currently the head of the Male Infertility Section at Cleveland Hospital in the USA. Interested patients may book an appointment for consultation with Dr Spanikh by calling the mobile number 3029-3539 […]
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