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Dubai Healthcare City opens doors to Ayurveda, Homeopathy

Posted on 12/01/2009

Dubai Healthcare City, a member of Tatweer today announced that it has started to implement the principles of alternative medicine The Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Council, set up by the DHCC is the overseeing authority for licensing the CAM professionals under specific rules and regulations as well as its other regulatory functions. The council set up by DHCC's Centre for Planning and Quality (CPQ) and is led by prominent alternative medicine practitioners. This will open ...  >>MORE

Al Jalilah bint Mohammed bin Rashid Pediatric Hospital to cost Dh 740mn

Posted on 22/12/2008

The proposed Al Jalilah bint Mohammed bin Rashid Pediatric Hospital will be built at a cost of Dh 740mn, Director General of Dubai Health Authority Qadi Saeed Al Marooshid disclosed. The setting up of the hospital was ordered by Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to be the first specialised integrated hospital in the country and the region. The order to establish the hospital came as a gift from the Vice President to children ...  >>MORE

Mohammed Bin Rashid tours DHCC

Posted on 21/12/2008

Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum toured yesterday the Dubai Healthcare City to have a firsthand knowledge about the ongoing projects there. The world-class healthcare facility in Dubai is a cluster of medical teaching institutions, private hospitals and clinics, pharmaceutical offices, research centres and rehabilitation homes. A number of projects of the AED 11bn facility are either under construction or nearing completion. ...  >>MORE

Blood transfusion in UAE gets comment from WHO

Posted on 20/12/2008

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and other international organisations in the field have praised the pioneering role of the UAE Health Ministry in developing the blood transfusion programme in the country. Various organisations and societies who participated in an international conference on safe blood transfusion recently held in Geneva said that UAE is undoubtedly on a leading role in developing safe system for blood transfusion. Earlier in 2006 the WHO chose UAE as the regional ...  >>MORE

Strong growth in UAE healthcare sector

Posted on 18/12/2008

The UAE's healthcare sector is showing robust growth and is poised to attract more foreign direct investments (FDI) in the near future, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry said. In its report released yesterday, the Dubai Chamber said the pharmaceutical market in Dubai alone is expanding, with the exports of pharmaceutical products reaching Dh84.4 million in 2007, compared with Dh56.4 million in 2005. The value of re-exported pharmaceutical products also grew from Dh179 million to ...  >>MORE

Princess Haya to chair the UAE Nursing and Midwifery Council

Posted on 17/12/2008

UAE's Nursing and Midwifery Council will be set up early next year under the chairpersonship of HH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Princess Haya has recently chaired a meeting to discuss the establishment of a UAE Nursing and Midwifery Council. Attended by HE Humaid Al Qattami, Minister of Health, the meeting included a presentation on the findings and recommendations of the working ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi bans Irish meat after an international alert

Posted on 16/12/2008

The emirate has banned the import and sale of meat from Ireland following reports of dioxin contamination, a senior official told Gulf News. "Our extensive inspections in the Abu Dhabi market after receiving an international alert found no Irish beef," said Mohammad Jalal Al Reyaysa, Manager of the Communication and Information Department at Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA). "Abu Dhabi doesn't directly import beef from Ireland, but still we did not want to take chances," he said. "We ...  >>MORE

MoH marks World AIDS Day

Posted on 26/11/2008

Minister of Health, Humaid Mohammed Obaid Al-Qattami, has said that the UAE is one of the leading countries which took the bull by the horn early in the fight against the HIV-AIDS pandemic by taking stringent measures based on the international strategy to fight the menace. Al-Qattami made the remark in his address to inaugurate the activities marking the World AIDS Day. "Leadership" is the theme for 2008 World AIDS Day on Monday, December 1 which urges governments to keep the commitments they ...  >>MORE

UAE to be measles-free Soon

Posted on 24/11/2008

Measles would be eradicated from the UAE soon, as 90 per cent of the people in the country have been vaccinated against the disease. In fact, the number of measles cases has dropped from 2,820 in 1981 to 89 in 2007, which is below the normal level, Minister of Health Humaid Mohammed Obaid Al Quttami said during his keynote address at the World Health Organisation (WHO) Meeting for Countries in the Eastern Mediterranean on Combating Measles and German Measles (Rubella). The meeting was ...  >>MORE

Diabetes likely to cost UAE Dh10b by 2020

Posted on 12/11/2008

Research and statistics report on diabetes across the UAE suggest that the disease will cost an estimated Dh10 billion by year 2020 if the condition is not treated. The alarming estimation is a result of a report initiated by the National Health Insurance Company (Daman) which says that even though diabetes represents only five per cent of their health insurance claims, a hypothetical future figure had be built around the UAE's highest problematic health condition. "When we receive claims ...  >>MORE

Princess Haya inaugurates the Sharif Eye Centre (SEC) at Dubai Health Care City

Posted on 05/11/2008

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 inaugurated yesterday The Sharif Eye Centre (SEC) at Dubai Health Care City (DHCC). This state - of - the - art facility aims to raise the bar in the eye care service in the emirate and provide the latest diagnostic and therapeutic technologies in the field of laser eye surgery. During the inauguration, Princess Haya toured the centre and ...  >>MORE

Ratings to prepare for medical tourism bid

Posted on 02/11/2008

Doctors and hospitals are to be given performance ratings as part of plans to make the UAE a destination for medical tourists. The Ministry of Health announced the ratings system will be based on stars similar to those awarded to hotels, enabling people to see which professionals or clinics rate highest or provide the best treatment for particular procedures or operations. The results will be displayed online. Private hospitals and clinics will be included along with government hospitals. The ...  >>MORE

Hamed bin Zayed opens Abu Dhabi Medical Congress

Posted on 27/10/2008

HH Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court, officially opened the three-day Abu Dhabi Medical Congress yesterday, with participation of 20 countries. He was accompanied by Dr Ahmed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Chairman of the Health Authority - Abu Dhabi. Sheikh Hamed said he was 'delighted' by the huge response of the international and regional medical community to the congress and exhibition. He also praised the medical services and leadership of the United ...  >>MORE

Health Ministry asks pharmaceutical companies to reduce prices

Posted on 24/10/2008

Ministry of Health discussed with international pharmaceutical producers, the possibility of reducing prices of various medicines. Over the past weeks, the ministry held a series of meetings with international pharmaceutical producers to make safe medicines available in UAE at affordable prices, said the Executive Director of Medical Practice and Licensing at the MOH, Dr. Amin Al Amiri. AL Amiri said that several international pharmaceutical companies have expressed their desire to set up ...  >>MORE

Wareed launched to e-link all government hospitals

Posted on 21/10/2008

All public sector medical hospitals across the country will be electronically linked and automated under the ‘Wareed' project launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, at Gitex 2008 on Monday. This Ministry of Health initiative aims to elevate public healthcare sector by adopting global best practices in delivering world-class healthcare. ‘Wareed' is a unique federal step designed to link all hospitals in ...  >>MORE

MOH asks private hospitals not to perform health check-ups for residency purposes

Posted on 20/10/2008

The UAE Ministry of Health has asked private hospitals not to perform health examinations on workers for residency purposes. The ministry has authorized a selected number of private hospitals to carry out the required checkup, and unauthorised hospitals should refrain from performing these tests, the Ministry stressed. Earlier in July, the ministry had sent a circular to all private hospitals preventing them from conducting medical tests without authorisation for the purpose of residency for ...  >>MORE

First phase of Noor Dubai drawing to successful close

Posted on 18/10/2008

Noor Dubai, a charity drive aiming to deliver eye health services to over one million people worldwide, today announced the first phase of its campaign is drawing to a successful close, delivering advanced ophthalmic treatment to more than 500 people from over 15 nations. The announcement was made by HE Qadhi Saeed Al Murooshid, Director General of Dubai Health Authority, at a reception held for distinguished guests from the Ministry of Health, Dubai Health Authority, Noor Dubai Partner ...  >>MORE

10,000 to walk against diabetes, says ICLDC

Posted on 16/10/2008

Abu Dhabi is preparing to mark this year's World Diabetes Day (November 14 2008) with the staging of the second Diabetes walkathon to be held in the capital. More than 10,000 people are expected to join the now annual event dubbed WALK UAE 2008 and held in partnership with the Emirates Foundation, according to organisers at the Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC). This shows a 100% increase on the 5,000 participants recorded at last year's inaugural event. ICLDC's Medical and ...  >>MORE

UAE marks World Sight Day

Posted on 15/10/2008

The UAE will join the world in observing the World Sight Day which falls on 15th October but with pride as a launch pad of Noor Dubai, the world's most massive therapeutic, preventive, and education eye care programmes. The three components will jointly seek to treat and prevent blindness and visual impairment in the UAE and developing countries on an international scale. October 15, 1970 was declared International White Cane Safety Day for the first time by the President of the International ...  >>MORE

Largest human chain to mark breast cancer awareness drive

Posted on 15/10/2008

Dubai will mark International Breast Cancer Awareness Month by trying to break another world record – assembling 4,000 people to form the largest-ever human version of the movement's pink ribbon. The emirate set a record for the largest ribbon shape last year, when organisers gathered 105,000 pink carnations measuring 29 metres. The record to beat for a human-chain formation is 3,640 people, set in Germany two years ago. More than 2,500 people have already signed up to try and beat that, and ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi healthcare investment at Dh18bn

Posted on 14/10/2008

Investment in Abu Dhabi's health sector reached Dh18 billion and is the best kind of investment because of high returns and promising growth, said a top official. Moreover, the sector has not been affected by the global financial crisis, which had impacted the banking and real estate sectors, Zaid Al Siksek, Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Health Authority told Emirates Business. Al Siksek said although the property market had given very high returns and could not be matched, the health ...  >>MORE

UAE takes part in WHO subcommittee meetings in Cairo

Posted on 12/10/2008

UAE Health Minister HE Humaid Al Qatami, has said the UAE delegation is presenting papers on the national health achievements, including eradication of polio, flaccid paralysis and malaria at the activities of the Regional Committee of the East Mediterranean countries of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Cairo. The Committee is discussing a number of health issues in the Mediterranean basin, on top reviewing health reports on new epidemics threatening the world. He added that the UAE ...  >>MORE

Nahyan Bin Mubarak announces launch of Biomedicine Abraxane for treatment of cancer

Posted on 11/10/2008

Minister of Higher education and Scientific Research HE Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak announced on Thursday the launch of ABRAXANE in the UAE for the treatment of breast cancer. Addressing a medical forum, in which doctors from Zayed Military Hospital and Mafraq Hospital (UAE), and King Faisal Hospital (KSA) participated, Sheikh Nahyan made the formal announcement of the launch of the new medicine, a paclitaxel protein-bound particles for injectable suspension. The new medicine is made ...  >>MORE

New medical check-up rules come into effect

Posted on 29/09/2008

The Ministry of Labour has asked the companies and their public relations officers (PROs) to abide by the new medical check-up rules for workers that would be implemented from October 1, sources at the ministry have said. The sources, who did not want to be named, told Khaleej Times recently that the ministry has sent a circular to the authorities concerned, according to which the expatriate workers would have to complete the medical check-up procedure before the employment visas are issued. ...  >>MORE

Cardiovascular Diseases Account for 28 Per Cent of Deaths in UAE

Posted on 28/09/2008

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) account for 31.4 per cent of deaths in Dubai and 28 per cent of deaths in the UAE, say health experts on the occasion of World Heart Day, which is being observed today. Citing a recent study, they say that patients with heart diseases in the UAE could significantly reduce the risk of suffering a first cardiovascular event. The study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The results of the five-year Treating to New Targets (TNT) study showed that ...  >>MORE

Mubadala Healthcare, Wooridul agree to establish spine centre in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 26/09/2008

Mubadala Healthcare, the specialist division of Mubadala Development Company, and Wooridul Spine Hospital of the Republic of Korea, today announced their agreement to establish a spine centre in Abu Dhabi. Scheduled for completion by the end of 2010, the Abu Dhabi Spine Centre will treat low-acuity spine injury patients, based on minimally invasive treatment principles, said a press release by Mubadala. The Centre will cover spine disease prevention, diagnosis, testing, treatment, ...  >>MORE

Survey to project True Public health Image of UAE

Posted on 22/09/2008

Over 5,000 families will be part of the first comprehensive international health survey being carried out by the UAE Ministry of Health in December this year. Besides the families (both expats and citizens), the survey will also cover 1,000 individuals (workers) from all over the country. The survey will project the true UAE public health image on both local and international levels, says Dr Ali bin Shukr, Chief Executive Officer of Support Services at the MoH. "An amount of Dh4 million has ...  >>MORE

New heart unit eases pain of surgery

Posted on 21/09/2008

With soft sounds of the sea filling the room, images of natural beauty projected on to the ceiling and coloured lighting adjustable to suit your mood, it would be easy to mistake this for a therapy lounge at a spa. However, this room, designed to achieve optimum levels of relaxation, is in fact where complex life-saving heart operations are carried out daily. This brand new facility, the first of its kind in the Middle East, uses the sensory effects of low lighting and soothing music to ...  >>MORE

Tobacco control law may come into force by year-end

Posted on 21/09/2008

The federal tobacco control law is expected to be implemented by the end of the year once the Federal National Council (FNC) holds deliberations on various aspects of the legislation that have been delayed by the summer holidays and Ramadan. The draft law has seen several delays since the Ministry of Health announced its intention to pass a tobacco control law for the UAE in keeping with the country's commitment to the World Health Organisation (WHO) Framework Convention of Tobacco Control. ...  >>MORE

Daman offers free prostate cancer screening

Posted on 18/09/2008

The National Health Insurance Company- Daman has announced the inclusion of a free annual prostate cancer screening in its enhanced plans for all their male customers above 45. Starting September 17th, all male customers aged 45 and above enrolled in Daman's enhanced plans will be eligible for an annual Prostatic Cancer Free Screening in the nominated healthcare providers included in Daman's Network. The screening includes clinical exam, the Rectal Sonogram and the Prostate Specific Antigen ...  >>MORE

20pc of UAE Males are Smokers: Study

Posted on 17/09/2008

Twenty per cent of UAE's males are smokers, according to a World Health Organisation (WHO) study, which says nearly three per cent of the country's adult females like to smoke too. According to the study, 24 per cent of the males as young as 13-15, and as many as 42 per cent of males aged 17 in the UAE are smokers. "Smoking is embedded in the eastern culture and we need to change the mentality of a significant part of our population,” said Dr Ahmed El Hakim, Director, External Affairs & ...  >>MORE

Thousands flock to Noor Dubai for eye treatment

Posted on 13/09/2008

Thousands in and near the Middle East, mostly children, have applied to a Dubai fund to restore their eyesight while hundreds are being helped within a week of its launch. Noor Dubai, launched on September 3, aims to provide a million children and adults suffering from visual problems with eyecare and treatment. It is the latest charitable initiative by His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai. Dr Manal Taryam, ...  >>MORE

New technique for children with urinary incontinence at SKMC

Posted on 02/09/2008

Dr Mario Patricolo, Consultant Pediatric Surgeon and Pediatric Urologist at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), successfully performed the first procedures of botulinum toxin A injection into the urinary bladder of three children during May and June 2008. These cases are considered to be the first procedures using this new technique for pediatric patients in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a press release said Monday. Botulinum toxin A was previously used at SKMC only for adult cases, but ...  >>MORE

Tatweer Invests Dh3.68 Billion in New Wellness Resort at Dubai Healthcare City

Posted on 18/08/2008

Tatweer, a member of Dubai Holding, today announced it will establish an Dh3.68 billion Dubai Wellness Resort in Phase-II of Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), a member of Tatweer. Tatweer's new initiative adds its investments in DHCC to a total of Dh12.5 billion, underpinning its profound support of delivering quality healthcare services, while driving the growth of life-improving industries across the region. DHCC has so far attracted Dh15 billion of additional investments from its partners, ...  >>MORE

Daman facilitates new visa process

Posted on 06/08/2008

The National Health Insurance Company- Daman, has launched plans to facilitate visit visa application procedures after receiving the necessary authorization. The move is in line with the ministerial decision No. 322/2008, which affects all applications for visit visas in the UAE. According to the new changes to the national visa system, several different types are now available for visitors. As of 1st of August, it has become mandatory under the newly implemented visa regulations to show proof ...  >>MORE

Dubai to get bus hospitals

Posted on 06/08/2008

The Dubai Centre for Ambulance Services will introduce three ‘bus hospitals' with intensive care units by early next year to significantly reduce the time taken to give medical attention to victims of road accidents. The ‘mass casualty buses' will feature an operation theatre and seating for people with minor injuries for treatment as they are ferried to hospitals. Currently, critical patients are airlifted to nearby hospitals by the Dubai Police Air Wing helicopters or transported by ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Khalifa Medical City offers heart resuscitation services

Posted on 30/07/2008

The Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) officially announced yesterday opening of the heart resuscitation section for the admitted and out patients. This section will be the first ever in the Middle East, which provides world-class services to the heart patients. Dr Awatif Al Sosi, director of the heart resuscitation services at the SKMC, said the heart physiotherapists help patients move, work and exercise under supervision, following heart failure, or heart surgery, or resume their natural ...  >>MORE

Efforts to empower UAE nationals

Posted on 28/07/2008

A new authority under the Dubai government was recently set up to act as an umbrella for social service organisations and was also tasked with promoting national identity and empowering UAE nationals. Gulf News spoke to Dr Mariam Mattar, Director General of the Community Development Authority (CDA), about the authority's plans and challenges ahead. Gulf News: What is the objective of CDA? Dr Mariam Mattar: CDA was launched to develop a framework for social development in line with the ...  >>MORE

UAE, US health officials discuss cooperation

Posted on 27/07/2008

Health officials and researchers from the UAE and Orlando City, FL. USA discussed ways to further boost cooperation on blood transfusion and medical research. The meeting which took place in Abu Dhabi also discussed the success of the World Donor Day 2008 which was hosted by the UAE under the patronage of President H.H Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The two sides agreed on setting up UAE specialized teams for a visit to the United States during the next few months. CEO for Medical ...  >>MORE

Dr. Marian Kennedy of Al-Ain Oasis Hospital - Report

Posted on 21/07/2008

Dr. Marian Kennedy, who passed away on Thursday, July 17, at her home town of Carmichael, California, jointly opened with her husband, Pat Kennedy, the Oasis Hospital in Al-Ain in the early 1960s, in line with the wish of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Dr. Marian, who died at the age of 84, lived and worked in the UAE for about four decades, offering to the UAE people medical services at a time when the region lacked the most basic healthcare service. Through hard and selfless ...  >>MORE

Rebirth of Oasis Hospital in Al Ain

Posted on 20/07/2008

The Oasis Hospital, the Birthplace of Quality Healthcare for the Nation, introduced here today the design for a new facility that will meet the needs of the Eastern region and beyond for the 21st century. The move follows instructions of President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the follow up from Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces HH General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. "The new facility will include patient care space features that ...  >>MORE

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Dubai Healthcare City opens doors to Ayurveda, Homeopathy


Al Jalilah bint Mohammed bin Rashid Pediatric Hospital to cost Dh 740mn


Mohammed Bin Rashid tours DHCC


Blood transfusion in UAE gets comment from WHO


Strong growth in UAE healthcare sector


Princess Haya to chair the UAE Nursing and Midwifery Council


Abu Dhabi bans Irish meat after an international alert


MoH marks World AIDS Day


UAE to be measles-free Soon


Diabetes likely to cost UAE Dh10b by 2020


Princess Haya inaugurates the Sharif Eye Centre (SEC) at Dubai Health Care City


Ratings to prepare for medical tourism bid


Hamed bin Zayed opens Abu Dhabi Medical Congress


Health Ministry asks pharmaceutical companies to reduce prices


Wareed launched to e-link all government hospitals


MOH asks private hospitals not to perform health check-ups for residency purposes


First phase of Noor Dubai drawing to successful close


10,000 to walk against diabetes, says ICLDC


UAE marks World Sight Day


Largest human chain to mark breast cancer awareness drive


Abu Dhabi healthcare investment at Dh18bn


UAE takes part in WHO subcommittee meetings in Cairo


Nahyan Bin Mubarak announces launch of Biomedicine Abraxane for treatment of cancer


New medical check-up rules come into effect


Cardiovascular Diseases Account for 28 Per Cent of Deaths in UAE


Mubadala Healthcare, Wooridul agree to establish spine centre in Abu Dhabi


Survey to project True Public health Image of UAE


New heart unit eases pain of surgery


Tobacco control law may come into force by year-end


Daman offers free prostate cancer screening


20pc of UAE Males are Smokers: Study


Thousands flock to Noor Dubai for eye treatment


New technique for children with urinary incontinence at SKMC


Tatweer Invests Dh3.68 Billion in New Wellness Resort at Dubai Healthcare City


Daman facilitates new visa process


Dubai to get bus hospitals


Sheikh Khalifa Medical City offers heart resuscitation services


Efforts to empower UAE nationals


UAE, US health officials discuss cooperation


Dr. Marian Kennedy of Al-Ain Oasis Hospital - Report


Rebirth of Oasis Hospital in Al Ain