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    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

    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 choices can have a huge impact on their eyes.   Dr. Luisa Sastre explains how a rich and varied diet filled with some of the most common foods found in most people’s kitchens are essential to the health of your eyes.   “A ......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 burns. His cousin, 20-year-old Khayal Mohammed had 30 per cent burns. Both were in a critical condition.    A multidisciplinary team of doctors from the hospital and the Burns unit of the hospital carried out several procedures to ......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 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council and ......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 into a way of life instead of something they do on the side. Because this generation harnesses wellbeing methods and products on a daily basis, they’ve collectively expanded the definition of ‘healthy’ to encompass a daily ......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 following the failure to treat her at private hospitals and refusal of other hospitals to undertake her treatment. She explained that Al Qassimi Hospital for Women & Children is considered MoHAP’s sole reference to receive and treat ......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 abdominal cavity. Fibroids are a very common condition for women and can be dangerous if left untreated. They can continue to grow, both in size and number. As these tumors take over the uterus the periods become heavier and it may be accompanied by ......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 million prescriptions since 2014.   Dr. Maha Al Ghufli,  Corporate Pharmacy Manager at Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), said: “SEHA has a clear strategy focused on quality, employee empowerment and simplifying work ......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 that the allocation for health sector in view of the requirement for funding the Ayushman Bharath , this has not been allocated.  It is good that the focus is in education and I hope that there will be more funding for starting and upgrading ......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 crushing his neck bone. He was rushed to RAK Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah where doctors found that the patient's neck bone was not just badly crushed but the fragments were compressing his spinal cord.  The case called for urgent surgical ......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 have a more relaxed, pain free and fulfilling birthing experience and feel more in control, especially that they can be fully mobile and no need to take pain medications by any route, also the feeling of lightness in weight as water is carrying the ......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 diabetes.” Vaccinations: Al Harmi says,  “The meningococcal vaccine is mandatory for all pilgrims. We also advice pilgrims to take the flu vaccine especially people over 65 years old, children under 12 years old, pregnant women, people with cancer or terminal ......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 as the ‘vampire facial’, is a combination of microdermabrasion and PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) application that boasts incredible results. PRP is derived from your own blood’s serum, which contains a high level of platelets. These ......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 expanding its footprint by commissioning its second multi-specialty quaternary care hospital in Bangalore called Aster RV Hospital. Located in the heart of the city at JP Nagar 1st Phase, the hospital has been formally inaugurated by the Honourable ......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 successful kidney transplant operations from living donors and 5 from late donors during 2018. Since the start of 2019, there have been 20 surgeries completed.    Dr Mohamed Yahya Al Seiari, Consultant Physician at SKMC who ......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 need-based investments so that there is equilibrium in the sector and to avoid imbalances in supply and demand in health services. The move also aims to provide patients with access to a wide range of medical specialties.  Last year, DHA ......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 Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare with Honourable Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh- Shri Jai Ram Thakur, during the IBPC meeting in Dubai    

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    '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 the UAE each year. Furthermore, if left untreated, varicose veins can lead to potentially dangerous complications. The main symptoms of varicose veins include heavy and uncomfortable legs after standing for a long time, swollen feet and ankles, ......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 the UAE each year. Furthermore, if left untreated, varicose veins can lead to potentially dangerous complications. The main symptoms of varicose veins include heavy and uncomfortable legs after standing for a long time, swollen feet and ankles, ......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 paramount to preventing health problems that may result from infection, as well as preventing the transmission of the virus. Physicians should feel empowered to drive HCV screenings and be fully equipped with the knowledge and tools required for early ......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, in conjunction with the opening of three new centers in October 2 centers in Sharjah and 1 in Fujairah. H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Al-Rand, Undersecretary of the Ministry’s Health Assistant Sector, Health Centers and Clinics, said: ......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 of the epigenome that usually have one role - i.e. to suppress genes, are co-opted to do a different job - when another part of the epigenome is missing modifications in the packaging material of the DNA influence how much a genetic program is ......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 field, the Superbrands Awards is recognized worldwide as an independent authority and arbiter of branding excellence.  Receiving the award, Dr Raza Siddiqui, Executive Director of RAK Hospital, remarked, “Being recognized as a ......read more

    Other Top Stories from Healthcare and Medicine
     
    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

    Wolters Kluwer helps healthcare providers in the region gain CME credits anytime, anywhere with UpToDate mobile app

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 15 June 2019:  Wolters Kluwer, Health announced that healthcare providers in the GCC can now manage and redeem their Continuing Medical Education (CME), Continuing Education (CE), and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits directly on the UpToDate® mobile app and mobile web.  With the near constant flow of new and updated medical research, healthcare professionals are challenged now more than ever to keep up with new evidence and to identify relevant research that changes clinical practice.  To remain current, CME/CE/CPD ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority and Dubai Holding Launch ‘Be the Hero. Save Lives' Blood Donation Campaign

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 15, 2019:  On “World Blood Donor Day”, which falls on June 14 every year, Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Dubai Holding announced a yearlong blood donation campaign known as ‘Be the Hero. Save Lives’.  As part of the campaign, Dubai Holding has provided a state-of-the-art blood donation bus, which will be operated by the DHA’s Dubai Blood Donation Centre (DBDC).   The campaign will reach out community members in Dubai including Dubai Holding’s business districts, commertial communities, ......read more

    Early Detection of Lung Cancer a Priority, as Doctors Harness Expertise and Technology to Save Lives

    UAE-Based Imam Receives Life-Saving Surgery thanks to Swift Diagnosis at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. June 11, 2019:  More options are available for lung cancer treatment than ever before, say experts at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, but effective treatment relies on early diagnosis through screening. Doctors have long advised high-risk patients, such as smokers and people with a family history of cancer, on the importance of early screening. However, there is a growing body of evidence that suggests that early screening can also be ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention Underscores that the Approval of the Executive Regulation of Medical Liability Law Would Strengthen Health System and Reduce Medical Errors

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 11 June 2019:   The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has underlined that the Cabinet’s approval for the Executive Regulation of the Federal Law No. 4 of 2016 on medical liability is reinforcing the country’s health system and efficiency of medical services to align with the latest international developments and to consolidate the UAE’s position at the global level. This comes in accordance with the country’s strategic trends to develop health legislation as per the highest international standards and in line with the ......read more

    The Health & Hygiene Industry Rises in MBLM's 2019 Brand Intimacy Study and is the Industry Consumers are Most Likely to Pay 20% More for.

    Nivea is the Most Intimate Brand in the industry, while previous leaders Dove and Gillette each drop several rankings   DUBAI—9 June 2019—The health & hygiene industry experienced a lift in overall emotional connection with consumers this year, rising three ranks from #11 to #8 out of 15 industries. Additionally, this is the industry consumers are most likely to pay 20% more for, as showcased in the 2019 Brand Intimacy Report. Nivea took #1 for the first time ever, with Pantene coming in at #2 and Colgate at #3, pushing previous star performers Dove and Gillette ......read more

    Long-term visa granted to Dr. Azad Moopen & wife

    Dubai, UAE, 8 June, 2019:  Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, along with his wife Mrs. Naseera Azad became one of the first few Indians residing in the UAE to be awarded the 10-year visa by the UAE authorities.  Following the UAE government’s announcement to award long-term residency visas to entrepreneurs, investors and professionals, few business leaders have been granted the visa till now. The move is in alignment with the government’s vision to further encourage business growth and direct investments into the ......read more

    Aster enters healthcare diagnostics business in India with Aster Laboratories

    • Two laboratories set to open in Bangalore by Q2 FY’20 and another 19 to be established in South India. Expected investment of Rs. 40 crores over the next two years. • The company will also look at strategic acquisitions to expand this business and additional capital will be deployed accordingly.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 02 June 2019:   Aster DM healthcare is entering into a new vertical in the healthcare sector in India by stepping into healthcare diagnostic services business as Aster Laboratories, with 2 laboratories to be operational in ......read more

    MBRU and Dr. Wael AlMahmeed Announce the 2nd MBRU-AlMahmeed Award Open to Researchers Worldwide

    • Dr. Wael Al Mahmeed is the first to receive the “Mohammed bin Rashid Award for Investing in Scientific Research.” • The MBRU-AlMahmeed Collaborative Research Award is a joint initiative between Emirati physician Dr. Wael Abdulrahman Al Mahmeed and MBRU • The UAE aspires to become the top destination for scientists and researchers to strengthen the UAE’s march towards achieving sustainable economic development • Priority for funding is given to proposals in the areas of cancer biology, mental health and brain sciences, and cardio-metabolic ......read more

    Give dad a winning smile this Father's Day!

    With Father’s Day around the corner, what better gift to give dad than the gift of a brighter smile. Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 27, 2019:   Smiling is an important and enjoyable part of life, so if you’re thinking of a Father’s Day gift, think about his brighter smile. An appointment with one of The Smile Bar’s highly trained smile attendants will detail exactly what he needs. It is the go-to place for pain-free, quick teeth whitening. A trip to The Smile Bar for a relaxing and painless session will be the perfect gift to show him you care in a very ......read more

    Aster DM Healthcare strengthens presence in Oman with the inauguration of 3rd Hospital

    A part of the leading integrated healthcare provider’s network in GCC, Aster Al Raffah Hospitals & Clinics opened its 3rd Hospital in Ibri, the 9th facility in Oman. 16 May, 2019, Dubai, UAE:   Delivering upon its commitment to improve the availability and accessibility of quality healthcare services in Oman, Aster Al Raffah Hospitals & Clinics are now serving patients with its newest 22-bed Aster Hospital located in Ibri. The new facility further strengthens Aster DM Healthcare’s offering in primary and secondary care services in Oman. The inauguration of ......read more

    Grand Opening of Prof. Sakla Spanish Eye Clinic for Eye Surgeries & Treatments in Dubai

    Monday, April 29, 2019: City of Dubai had accommodated the grand opening of Prof. Sakla Spanish Eye Clinic as part of the expansion plan of Ebsar Eye Center in association with Clinica Baviera – The largest group of ophthalmological hospitals in Spain, Europe & China - at McLaren Building, Sheikh Zayed Road at 11:30 am; The opening ribbon was cut in the presence of His Excellency Humaid Mohammed Al Qatami, Director General of Dubai Health Authority and Kholeta Cazanova, Commercial Counsellor at the Embassy of Spain, as well as a large number of VIP and Media ......read more

    Aster Finance Service Centre - launched across India

    Aster DM Healthcare announces Aster Finance Service Centre across all its existing 11 hospitals and upcoming 2 hospitals, in 5 states in India.      May 11, 2019, Dubai: Keeping in view the requirement of timely support for patients who visit the hospitals, Aster DM Healthcare today announced the launch of Aster Finance Service Centre which shall be providing the following services    1. Aster Easy Care - This service has been developed in association with Bajaj Fin Serve and Federal Bank to provide patient funding which can be repaid in monthly ......read more

    Help Save Lives by walking from Darkness into Light on May 11th

    Join us for this global mental health awareness event to eliminate the stigma surrounding Mental Illness and to celebrate the wonderful community Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 06, 2019:  On May 11th, over 250,000 participants in over 200 venues across 19 countries and 5 continents will walk from Darkness Into Light. Darkness into Light UAE is proud to announce that four venues in the UAE will host the Darkness into Light walk again this year; Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, Kite Beach in Dubai, Green Mubazzarah Park in Al Ain and Al Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah, in partnership ......read more

    The benefits of starting your IVF treatment during the Holy month of Ramadan

    IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic to run a campaign titled ‘This Ramadan, Start Something New’ Abu Dhabi, UAE, 05 May 2019: With Ramadan set to begin in a few days, IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic encourages couples to take the first step towards making their dream of having a baby come true during the holy month. In lieu of the same, the clinic will run a campaign titled ‘This Ramadan, Start Something New’, which aims to encourage couples towards an overall health-oriented lifestyle. The holy month of Ramadan is the right time for us to cleanse our bodies and mind. ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention keen to provide early detection services for neonatal genetic diseases

    To detect genetic diseases within 72 hours of birth Dubai, UAE, 29 April 2019 -   In line with the UAE’s efforts to provide comprehensive and innovative health services in accordance with the highest standards of excellence, professionalism and leadership in the health sector, the Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP) has announced that it continue provides early detection services for neonatal diseases. MOHAP has revealed that its Laboratory for genetic & neonatal screening services is the only facility of its kind to provide the neonatal screening testing on a ......read more

    Stay healthy, stay beautiful this Ramadan

    Dr Maher gives you valuable tips to keep your skin healthy and beautiful, even during the difficult days of Ramadan Dubai, UAE, April 29, 2019:  The holy month of Ramadan is an eagerly awaited time as it is a month of spirituality and religious practice. It is also a time for reconnecting with friends and family over shared meals. During the month of Ramadan, our lifestyle and schedule changes to accommodate the requirements of fasting, and this can cause havoc on our skin. Due to the dietary and schedule changes, we need to adjust how we nourish our body to stay healthy. Dr Maher ......read more

    Adequate information about IVF pregnancy is key to a successful conception

    According to medical experts, an IVF prenatal period is the same as a regular conception Abu Dhabi, UAE 25  of April 2019:  For couples who’ve been struggling to conceive for a long time, a successful round of In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) is a major achievement. However, most patients are of the opinion that an IVF pregnancy is different from natural conception, which can lead to complications and challenges as the gestation continues. In the opinion of Prof. Dr. Human Fatemi, Medical Director, IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic, UAE, an IVF prenatal period is the same as a ......read more

    First batch of Aster Homes handed over to the flood victims in Kerala

    This is a part of the 250 Aster Homes project which was initiated last year. Out of this 75 homes are being built in partnership with Rotary International, to be rebranded as Aster Rotary Homes. Dubai, 25th April - 2019:   The first set of cluster houses, built as a part of Aster Volunteer’s efforts to Re-build Kerala were handed over to the beneficiaries. These were built in association with Rotary Cochin Harbour under the Aster-Rotary Homes project. The keys were handed over by actor Aparna Balamurali at a function held on Wednesday. Eight houses were built at Velankanni ......read more

    Dubai Cares kicks off a 3-year school health program in Liberia to tackle deworming and eye health needs for school-aged children

    The AED 7,347,000 (USD 2 million) program is set to benefit around 77,000 children and train 2,400 teachers   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 25 April 2019:  Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has announced a three-year integrated school health program in Liberia to tackle deworming and eye health needs for school-aged children. The AED 7,347,000 (USD 2 million) program, in partnership with Sightsavers, is set to benefit around 77,000 children aged 6-18 years old in four regions across Liberia.   The program is an ......read more

    MBRU Issues Doctors Tolerance Pledge in Presence of UAE Minister of Tolerance

    Signing underlines University’s commitment to fostering diversity, empowerment and unity  His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan witnessed an MOU signing with Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Dubai, UAE -  22 April 2019:  Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), has issued a ‘Doctors Tolerance Pledge’ in the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, the UAE’s Minister of Tolerance. His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan’s signing of the Pledge was the highlight ......read more

    Keeping fit this summer is fun with Club Vista Mare's Core Beats free beach yoga and fitness concert

    Waterfront workouts to the beats of live handpan music on Saturday, 27 April    Dubai, UAE, 22 April 2019:  Club Vista Mare on Palm Jumeirah is hosting an invigorating eighth edition of Core Beats – the immensely popular, free-to-attend beach yoga and fitness concert – to help kick-start your summer fitness routine.   Held on the beach offering spectacular views, the event has hosted over 2,000 participants so far. Join the event along with your friends to experience high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts and immersive yoga to the ......read more

    “Ministry of Health and Prevention” and Pfizer, joint efforts to establish the first NCDs global Excellence centres

    Health Minister and Pfizer delegation review innovative healthcare services Al Owais: Our wise leadership’s directives played pivotal role in creating conducive investment environment for leading international medical and pharmaceutical companies Al Olama: Ministry of Health strikes new partnerships to launch and implement initiatives and projects, focusing on upgrading the quality of healthcare services Dr. Yousef Al-Sarkal: We intend to develop an innovative system to support self-care for heart patients, launch a one-year awareness campaign and implement training programs to ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention inaugurates new Geltec manufacturing plant established with an investment of 110 million dirhams

    The UAE has 20 pharmaceutical factories and 73 global scientific offices,  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 April 2019:  His Excellency Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing, Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), inaugurated the new plant for Geltec that manufactures dietary supplements and medicines at the National Industries Park (NIP) of DP World. The opening ceremony was attended by Mr. Ahmad Al Haddad, Chief Operating Officer, Parks and Zones of DP World, UAE Region, and Mr. Vikram Tannan, Geltec Group Director, and ......read more

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