22 Jumada I 1445 - 6 December 2023
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Govt unveils new system to prevent medical errors
Healthcare | Sunday 1 March, 2015 9:21 am
The Ministry of Health is currently working on establishing a system to grant bonuses and incentives to workers in the health sector whose performances prove to be excellent, while imposing severe punishments on practitioners who commit medical errors, an official source at the ministry disclosed...
MERS claims 2 more lives
Healthcare | Saturday 28 February, 2015 9:04 am
The Ministry of Health announced that the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) had claimed two more lives.The people who died were two Saudi men aged 84 and 51, from Queiyah and Hofuf. They were non-medical personnel and had pre-existing illnesses. There were no infections...
Prince Faisal launches endowment project
Healthcare | Thursday 26 February, 2015 5:39 am
Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman launched the Taibah Charitable Doctors Association’s (Hayat) new logo, mobile clinics and endowment project during a ceremony here Tuesday.The governor also witnessed the signing of agreements between the association and its sponsors and donated SR1 million...
Boehringer Ingelheim launches “MENA Stroke initiative” in hospitals
Healthcare | Thursday 26 February, 2015 4:31 am
Stroke is the no.1 cause of disability among adults and 3rd cause of death1leading to huge impacts on patients, families and communities. In the Middle East and North Africa, stroke is increasingly becoming a major health issue, with projections that deaths from it will nearly double by 2030....
‘Children less susceptible to MERS infection’
Healthcare | Tuesday 24 February, 2015 8:39 am
Children are less likely to contract the Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), according to Dr. Mohammed Al-Shehri, a communicable diseases consultant.“However, we should take appropriate precautions because children very often contract cold and flu, whose symptoms are...
KSA hospitals waste millions in medicines
Healthcare | Friday 20 February, 2015 3:42 am
Government health facilities are wasting millions of riyals in medicines through mismanagement, lack of standardized dispensing, and theft, according to sources quoted in a local publication recently.Some facilities buy too much drugs, while there is a measure of fraud with health workers taking...
Dubai hosts the 12th Global Scientific Dental Alliance Meeting
Healthcare | Thursday 19 February, 2015 12:08 am
AEEDC Dubai Conference and Exhibition carried on for the second day at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre with a great number of dentists, dental students, dental specialists and industry leaders who came from all parts of the world to benefit from this outstanding oral and...
MoH to license cupping centers
Healthcare | Wednesday 18 February, 2015 8:07 am
The Ministry of Health plans to issue new regulations governing the licensing of medical practitioners who want to provide cupping therapy in the Kingdom.Cupping is a traditional healing method that has been used for centuries by the Chinese and Arabs. Practitioners believe that placing heated cups ...
Healthcare | Wednesday 18 February, 2015 7:24 am
Joining together today in the UAE, North Africa and Middle East (NAME) leaders in dentistry and public health launched a regional campaign to stop cavities, the Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future (the Alliance). The NAME Alliance calls for national collaborative action to challenge leaders and...
H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Inaugurates 
the 19th Edition of AEEDC Dubai 2015
Healthcare | Tuesday 17 February, 2015 2:35 pm
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority inaugurated today the 19th edition of the UAE International Dental Conference and Arab Dental Exhibition (AEEDC Dubai) which is held at the Dubai International...