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    Dubai Health Authority(DHA) Separates Infectious Disease Clinics From Specialized Medical Clinics Across Its Primary Health Centres

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 September 2020: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has announced the separation of all clinics known medically and internationally as fever clinics or infectious disease clinics in its primary health care centers from other specialized medical clinics, in order to strengthen the prevention system adopted by the Authority to combat communicable diseases and epidemics. The move aims to provide a safe health care journey for patients across all facilities.  Al Qutami also added the Al Mizhar, Al Safa and Al Mamzhar clinics will no longer accept patients at the Fever Clinic and patients are redirected to go to the other DHA primary healthcare centres instead if they get a fever or develop any infectious disease symptoms.  The Authority's actions in this regard were undertaken to ensure the ......read more

    Philips Raises Awareness Around Sudden Cardiac Arrest for World Heart Day 2020

    • Less than 10% survival rate for people who suffer out-of-hospital Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)  • Lifesaving technology such as automated external defibrillators (AEDs) double chances of survival   United Arab Emirates,  September 28, 2020:  On the occasion of  World Heart Day on 29th September, Philips highlights the importance of lifesaving technology to help with the outcomes of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death not just among heart patients, but also among seemingly healthy people. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), about 90%  of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests do not survive. Philips is using World Heart Day to create awareness of the role non-healthcare professionals or the general public can play in ......read more

    Premature Coronary Artery Disease Most Commonly Found Among Indians

    With World Heart Day coming up on September 29, Dr Brajesh Mittal, deputy medical director and consultant interventional cardiologist at Medcare Hospital, sheds light on the health concern along with his expert advice.   Dubai, September 28, 2020:  Medcare Hospitals & Medical Centres, the UAE’s premium healthcare provider, addresses the rise in coronary diseases in the younger generation of Indians.  Health studies conducted globally have indicated that people from the Indian subcontinent (Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) have a genetic predisposition for Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) at a much younger age than others. Indians die 10 years earlier of heart disease than other populations in the world, according to these studies.  “It is a well-known fact that Indians worldwide ......read more

    DHA Announces Implementation of Diagnosis-Related Group (DRG) for the Health Sector in the Emirate

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 27, 2020: The Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA’s) Dubai Health Insurance Corporation announced today the introduction of diagnosis-related group (DRG) for all hospitals in the emirate. The move came into effect this month, however, it has been in the pipeline for over four years during which active consultation and stakeholder engagement with the private sector took place. DRG helps health insurance companies categorize hospitalization costs. Rather than paying the hospital for each specific service that was provided, a private insurer will pay the hospital a predetermined amount based on the patient's Diagnostic Related Group. This DRG is based on a variety of metrics including patient diagnosis, prognosis and various other factors. DRG is a widely adopted model across ......read more

    WTTC Launches New Report on the Future of Travel & Tourism in a Post-COVID World

    New report by WTTC and Oliver Wyman provides recommendations on how we can ensure a more seamless recovery of the sector Consumers are paying more attention to 'sustainability' of brands Destinations need to adopt new protocols for health and hygiene measures September 27, 2020:  The World Travel & Tourism Council [WTTC], today unveils a new report that explores the implications of the trends for each of four key Travel & Tourism stakeholders: travellers, businesses, workforce, and communities. WTTC, which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, worked closely with Oliver Wyman, a global management consulting firm, along with number of WTTC’s Members from key areas of the Travel & Tourism sector, to bring together this important body of work. The report emphasises the ......read more

    Mrs Cynthia Bou Khalil Shares Weight Loss Tips To Help Improve PCOS Symptoms

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 September 2020:  Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a very common health condition that is known to affect women everywhere. The recent studies indicate that the UAE has one of the highest incidences of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) in the world, only next to Europe. The increase in the number of cases is associated with higher levels of Obesity.  According to Mrs Cynthia Bou Khalil, Nutritional Consultant at Allurion Technologies, following a healthy diet and an active lifestyle can help the patient deal with PCOS in a much better way.  Reducing the weight even by up to 5% can improve the symptoms of PCOS, including fertility. Mrs Cynthia suggests that women who are overweight can reduce the symptoms and overall risk of developing long term health problems by losing ......read more

    Dubai Teenager Climbed Up and Down Stairs at Home With Rio on Her Back

    United Arab Emirates,  September 27, 2020:  Tia Watson (13 years, 42 kgs) and her brother Rio (17 years, 45 kgs) accomplished the Climb With Rio challenge this weekend in less than an hour. Sister Tia walked 10 times (70 meters) up and down the stairs of their home, the equivalent of climbing Sydney Opera House, with brother Rio strapped on her back. Tia and Rio are part of Team Angel Wolf, a racing group led by their father Nick Watson and includes their mother Delphine. Though Rio was diagnosed with a rare chromosome disorder that affects his speech, motor and learning abilities, his father has involved him in triathlons, races and swimming competitions. With the lockdown in place it was time to do a challenge at home, which formed the Climb With Rio World Tour challenge. Where Father and son super duo virtually ......read more

    Six Sports Establishments Fined at Weekend for Non-Compliance with COVID-19 Protocols

    Ten others escape with a warning as Dubai Sports Council and Dubai Economy continue their inspection of sports establishments and events   United Arab Emirates,  September 27, 2020: Teams from Dubai Sports Council and Dubai Economy fined six sports establishments over the weekend for their failure to adhere to COVID-19 precautionary measures and safety guidelines. The establishments were fined for their failure to maintain the mandatory safe distance at the premises as well as non-compliance with the face mask rule. Ten other establishments escaped with a warning following inspections of sports facilities and sports across Dubai. The Council has urged all clubs, academies, and sports and training centres in Dubai to comply with the protocols and safety guidelines, and stressed that inspection visits by DSC and ......read more

    DHA Explores Collaboration With Australian Healthcare Institutions

    The two sides discussed collaboration particularly in the field of artificial intelligence, medical education and research and development.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 September, 2020:  The Director General of the Dubai Health Authority(DHA) recently received the Australian Consul General at the DHA headquarters. HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the DHA received HE Ian Halliday, Consul-General of Australia to Dubai & General Manager Middle East, Africa & Turkey for Austrade and John Cavanagh, Deputy Council General of Australia to Dubai and Trade Commissioner for the UAE and Sarah Hariz, Healthcare Sector lead for MEA at the Australian Consulate in Dubai. The two sides discussed collaboration particularly in the field of artificial intelligence, medical education and research and ......read more

    Sister to Climb Sydney Opera House With Rio Strapped on Her Back for Inclusive Impactivity

    United Arab Emirates,  September 23, 2020:  Sister, Tia Watson (13) is set to climb virtually Sydney Opera House while carrying her brother, Rio a person with determination, on her back Team AngelWolf are set to take a next step in the Climb With Rio challenge this month! After virtually travelling around the world, climbing the equivalent size of the most famous landmarks from three continents as part of their #ClimbWithRio WORLD TOUR, It is now time for sister Tia (13 years old, 42kg) to climb a landmark in Australia together with her brother Rio (17 years old, 45kg). The Dubai based super duo will climb up and down the stairs of their home a staggering 9.25 times, the equivalent of the Sydney Opera House.  #ClimbWithRio was initiated during the start of the lockdown in April to inspire a kinder and healthier ......read more

    DHA and KHDA Begin Campaigns in Private Schools to Educate Children About COVID-19.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 22, 2020:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) in collaboration with the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) has begun school health awareness campaigns today to educate primary and secondary school children across private schools in Dubai about COVID-19. The one-month campaign aims to empower school children and provide them with health tips so that they can take care of their health and well-being. In the first phase, officials from the Public Health Protection Department at the DHA will visit eight private schools in Dubai. At a later stage, the campaign will take place across more schools both in-person and virtually.  Dr Hend Al Awadhi, Head of Health Promotion and Education Section at the Dubai Health Authority's (DHA) Public Health Protection Department ......read more

    Music to Enhance Quality of Life and Healing Process of Long-Term Care Patients at Thumbay University Hospital

     Happy Hour every week at indoor   “Therapeutic garden” helps patients to relax and stay close to nature   September 22, 2020:  The Long-Term Care unit of Thumbay University Hospital, the largest private academic hospital in the region with 350 beds located at Thumbay Medicity, Al Jurf, Ajman, has added music to the services they offer residents, to reduce anxiety and depression among them and to enhance their healing process. As a beginning, music is now played for residents who have specifically asked for it, as they believe it soothes their minds and helps them adjust better to the life at the Long-Term Care facility.   A number of studies in recent times have suggested the use of music for the benefit of patients in long term care. Especially in people with conditions like ......read more

    Heart Attack Patient ‘Died' Multiple Times Before Making Full Recovery

    Ahead of World Heart Day, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Patient Encourages Public to Prioritize Exercise and Diet for a Healthy Heart    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. September 22, 2020:  When 59-year-old Adel Mahmoud Shawqi was rushed to the Emergency Department at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, part of Mubadala’s healthcare network, for chest pain found to be an acute heart attack, he was awake, alert and conversant.  A heart attack, which is considered a common occurrence in an Emergency Department (ED) and is normally resolved by the hospital’s multidisciplinary team in less than 60 minutes from arrival, took a sudden turn when the Abu Dhabi resident went into cardiac arrest.  “The electrocardiogram (ECG) test was conducted in the ambulance on route, so we knew that this was a heart ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority and Dubai Healthcare City Authority Sign MoU to Strengthen Partnership

    United Arab Emirates,  September 21, 2020:  MoU aims to strengthen cooperation and partnership between the two entities in various medical fields including insurance, transfer of permits of health professionals, education, medical training and research.    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 September 2020: The Dubai Health Authority(DHA) signed today a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Dubai Healthcare City Authority(DHCA).   The MoU was signed at the DHA headquarters by H.E. Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the DHA and H.E. Jamal Abdulsalam, CEO of DHCA in the presence of senior officials from both sides.   The MoU aims to strengthen cooperation and partnership between the two entities in various medical fields including insurance, transfer of permits of health professionals, ......read more

    A Team of UAE Residents Found their Breakthrough Moment with An Innovation That Could Revolutionize the Way We Walk into Our Homes'

    The “Wellcome Mat” Is Ready to Protect the Homes of UAE Residents, and The World!   United Arab Emirates,  September 21, 2020:  In the last couple of months, life seems to have taken a wild spin towards uncertain terrain for most citizens of the world. With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, normality has been challenged more than ever before, making us put large question marks on things that would have otherwise been unchallenged parts of our daily routines. Our perception of hygiene, germs, and bacteria has since heightened causing people to think twice and thrice about how germs can find their way into their homes. It was this very thought process, that fueled UAE residents Bassam F., his daughter Maya F, and their cofounder Abdul Aziz E. to create the  innovative concept of the Wellcome ......read more

    AAAASF Supports Day Surgical Centers Pursuing Highest Level of Patient Safety

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 September 2020:  Patient safety is the mission of the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) and is also the top priority for the Health Regulation Sector of Dubai. Beginning in May 2019, the Dubai Health Authority made it mandatory for all Day Surgical Centers to achieve international accreditation. AAAASF was named as an approved accreditation agency by the DHA and has been actively supporting centers in Dubai to elevate their practices and comply with accreditation standards.   AAAASF accreditation offers many benefits: • Experienced accreditation staff provide customized one-on-one guidance throughout the process. • Clinical staff and volunteer faculty provide best practices to enhance operations. • Standards based ......read more

    Dabur International Partners With Dubai Sports City (DSC) to Supply Dermoviva Hygiene Range of Products for All Sporting Events

    Dabur will supply sanitizing solutions to DSC to keep their visitors, players and staff safe throughout the year Dubai, UAE: September 21, 2020: As the UAE gears up to host major sporting events, Dubai Sports City (DSC) has signed a hygiene deal with Dabur International in response to Covid-19. As per this year long partnership, DSC will receive Dermoviva range of sanitizers and hand washes from Dabur for one year to cater to the hygiene and sanitization needs of the players and visitors, keeping them safe as they enjoy every game. Dermoviva Sanitizing Stations will be installed in several locations during sporting events for ease of availability. Apart from sanitizers, other hygiene products such as sanitizer gels, sprays and sanitizing wipes will also be provided.  The agreement highlights a movement towards ......read more

    SEHA Encourages the Community to Adopt a Healthy Physical and Mental Lifestye

    • As part of SEHA’s psychological support program designed for the community amidst COVID-19, the network reiterates the need to ignore fake news   • Consultant psychiatrist shares tips to help the community overcome adverse circumstances, become a positive influence, assist senior citizens and benefit from extra time   Abu Dhabi, 20September 2020:  In line with its SEHA’s psychological support program, Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network is urging the community to embrace a healthy lifestyle amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic by following a balanced diet, drinking sufficient water, exercising, and sleeping adequately to maintain overall health, including mental wellbeing.   Dr. Anne Elzein Omara, Consultant Psychiatrist, Al ......read more

    DHA Specialist Shares Tips on Preventing Depression During COVID-19 in Patients with Alzheimer's.

    The Seniors’ Happiness Centre’s Alzheimer’s support group to hold awareness event on the occasion of World Alzheimer’s day 2020    Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2020:  In light of World Alzheimer’s day, the Director of Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA) Seniors’ Happiness Centre stressed the importance of setting a daily routine for all elders, especially those with Alzheimer’s, during COVID-19 to prevent depression amongst them.  Dr Salwa Al Suwaidi, the Director of Seniors’ Happiness Centre said that among the challenges she noticed was that elders with mild cognitive impairment started having early onset of dementia and depression because of the movement and social restrictions imposed due to the pandemic. “Elders with mild cognitive impairment were ......read more

    Latifa Hospital's NICU Receives 1058 Admissions in 2019.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 September, 2020: Latifa Hospital for Women and Children revealed that it’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), which is the largest NICU in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, admitted 1058 babies in 2019, compared to 967 in 2018. Out of the 1058 admissions in the NICU, 31 per cent (329) were preterm babies, in addition to almost 10 per cent (96 babies) with low birth weight due to Intrauterine Growth Retardation. Dr Mahmoud Saleh El Halik, Consultant Neonatologist and Head of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Latifa Hospital revealed that in 2019, the NICU received 11 babies below 500 grams; adding that the smallest was 420 grams.  The hospital has an average of 4000 deliveries per year. The NICU has a highly experienced team that provides care and management for extremely ......read more

    Heart Attack Patient Undergoes Rare Lifesaving Procedure Usually Used for Dissolving Kidney Stones

    • A sixty-eight-year-old Indian man undergoes rare life saving procedure after 90% arterial calcified blockage • Intravascular lithotripsy opens the door for some difficult heart cases with a safer device as compared to other artery drilling services in the UAE   United Arab Emirates,  September 16, 2020:  A 68-year-old Indian man suffered a severe heart attack on early this September.  After being rushed to a nearby hospital, the doctors discovered a 90% arterial blockage and recommended coronary bypass surgery.  However due to his comorbidities the doctors declined angioplasty as deemed too risky in their opinion.    The patient was transferred to Al Zahra Hospital Dubai where the Cardiology team assess the patient and concluded that he can be managed equally well ......read more

    Euronews Investigates How the UAE is Using Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare and Education to Combat COVID-19 Related Issues

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15th September 2020:  The UAE’s use of Artificial Intelligence has accelerated in the healthcare and education sectors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Europe’s leading international news channel, Euronews, spoke to leaders in healthcare and education to discover the positives and negatives that AI use has had within these sectors, and what this means for the future in AI tech in the Middle East.  Speaking to Euronews at one of the largest dedicated AI events in the world, AI Everything, Omar Bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, United Arab Emirates said: “The issue with the pandemic, is that it's a moving target - it spreads very fast. There's a lot of touch points so you can't really, have people go and sift through all of the data to ......read more

    Medcare Partners with InterSystems to Implement World-Class Healthcare Information System

    Dubai, September 16, 2020:  Medcare Hospitals & Medical Centres, the UAE’s premium healthcare provider, has signed an agreement with InterSystems, a creative data technology provider dedicated to helping customers solve the most critical scalability, interoperability, and speed problems, to implement InterSystems TrakCare® unified healthcare information system across all its four hospitals and 15 medical centres in Dubai and Sharjah. The implementation reinforces Medcare’s commitment to providing the most advanced healthcare services in the region. Investing in TrakCare offers the solution of a secure, electronic medical record that will give easy, quick and unified access to information about any of its patients to authorized clinicians. Deployed in the cloud, the TrakCare Electronic Medical Record System ......read more

    Mubadala Healthcare Supports Department of Health – Abu Dhabi In Offering Comprehensive Remote Care Program for Patients With Chronic Diseases

    4,351 chronically ill residents were identified as candidates for sustainable care model  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. 15 September 2020:   Following on the success of the remote care program launch in partnership with Abu Dhabi Public Health Center and Department of Health to manage COVID-19 patients in home isolation, Mubadala Healthcare providers have collaborated to develop a sustainable remote healthcare program for patients with chronic illnesses who are aged 60 and above.    It has been estimated that there are over 12,000 elderly patients across the emirate of Abu Dhabi who suffer from heart disease, diabetes, cancer and other chronic illnesses. This segment of the community would benefit from the convenience of the remote program and the safety it offers during the pandemic in the form of ......read more

    A Team of UAE Residents Found their Breakthrough Moment with An Innovation That Could Revolutionize the Way We Walk into Our Homes

    The “Wellcome Mat” Is Ready to Protect the Homes of UAE Residents, and The World!   United Arab Emirates,  September 14, 2020:  In the last couple of months, life seems to have taken a wild spin towards uncertain terrain for most citizens of the world. With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, normality has been challenged more than ever before, making us put large question marks on things that would have otherwise been unchallenged parts of our daily routines. Our perception of hygiene, germs, and bacteria has since heightened causing people to think twice and thrice about how germs can find their way into their homes. It was this very thought process, that fueled UAE residents Bassam F., his daughter Maya F, and their cofounder Abdul Aziz E. to create the  innovative concept of the Wellcome ......read more

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    Dubai Health Authority Completes First-of-its Kind Study on Incidence and Trends of Seasonal Influenza in the Emirate

    • First-of-its-kind Dubai study on the trends and incidence of seasonal influenza. • Almost 30,000 samples studied. • According to the study, almost half of the total seasonal influenza cases were among students less than ten years of age in Dubai.  • Public health specialists advocate the need to get the seasonal flu vaccine, especially in light of COVID-19 and especially for high-risk individuals.    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 September 2020:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced today the results of the 2017 to 2019 study on ......read more

    DHA Reemphasizes Preventive Measures for Students

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 September, 2020: Dubai Health Authority discusses the importance of reiterating certain basic precautionary measures to empower school-going children and the need for families to adopt a sanitization routine once children return home from school.     Dr Hend Al Awadhi, Head of Health Promotion and Education Section in the Dubai Health Authority's (DHA) Public Health Protection Department says that while school-going kids would have settled into the new normal, it is important to speak with children regularly so that parents can notice ......read more

    Dr. Ahmed from Burjeel Hospital Shares 8 Tips to Prevent the Flu

    United Arab Emirates,  09 September 2020:  Flu is the most common infectious disease that millions of people worldwide get infected each year. While most of them recover within a week, an unfortunate lose their life to the seasonal flu virus. The flu is a respiratory infection that can affect anyone across any age, causing mild to severe symptoms. The most common symptoms of the flu include fever, body aches, runny nose, coughing, sore throat, fatigue.  According to Dr. Ahmed Mohamed Abdelaal, Consultant – Pediatrics at Burjeel Hospital Abu Dhabi, the change of season ......read more

    The UAE is Set for 4 Days of Free Fitness

    FITNESS 4 EVERYBODY TO KICK OFF ON 17-20 SEPTEMBER   United Arab Emirates,  September 09, 2020:  The UAE is set for 4 days of free fitness on 17-20 September, as the region’s fitness industry unites in a unique campaign to provide Fitness 4 EveryBody, making fitness more accessible and encouraging UAE residents to make health and wellbeing their top priority in the wake of the pandemic. In the first activation of its kind, the Fitness 4 EveryBody initiative will see more than 20 influential fitness providers offering free access or free classes (online and ......read more

    SEHA Reopens the Rehabilitation Department at Al Ain Hospital

    • The rehabilitation department provides physical, occupational, and speech-language pathology treatments • Al Ain Hospital has worked tirelessly to implement robust safety measures and processes that keep you and your families protected, maintaining the outstanding standards we are known for.   Abu Dhabi, September 09  2020:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) has reopened the rehabilitation department in Al Ain Hospital, resuming the provision of world class medical care to its patients. The rehabilitation department, which is located in a building ......read more

    Portuguese Tourist Gets New Lease of Life After Cancerous Tumour Removal Procedure in Dubai

    • Procedure was carried out in Rashid Hospital using a minimally-invasive technique.  • Patient was discharged three days after the procedure was performed successfully.  • Patient says she hoped to receive treatment in Dubai after her husband’s life saving cardiac procedure was also performed in Rashid Hospital three years ago.  • The Portuguese couple have been visiting Dubai annually for the last twenty years and have thanked the Emirate’s healthcare system for the provision of high-quality healthcare.     Dubai, ......read more

    UAE Frontline Heroes Office Registers More than 80,000 Frontline Professionals in New Nationwide Support and Recognition Program

    Survey of UAE Frontline Professionals Identifies Top Five Themes for Frontline Hero Support and Recognition Abu Dhabi, 07 September 2020: The Frontline Heroes Office has established a comprehensive national database of over 80,000 frontline professionals and volunteers actively protecting the UAE and its residents in the fight against COVID-19. The new registry is a significant milestone in an initiative to care for and champion those who put themselves on the frontline in service to the people of the UAE.  The registry provides a detailed national picture of all those who ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority(DHA) Expands Specialized Medical Training Programs

    • The Dubai Medical Specialties Training Program currently offers 14 medical specialities.   • The new training specialities will include acute care, endocrinology and metabolism fellowship among others.    • So far, 432 doctors working in various medical specialties at DHA have graduated from the program in the past years while 415 resident doctors are currently pursuing their specializations.   • The duration of the program varies between four to six years based on the selected speciality    • The program helps ......read more

    Thumbay University Hospital Now Empanelled With All Leading Health Insurance Providers

    •         Family friendly hospital strengthens patient services. Offers faster insurance approvals, stronger telehealth services, medicine delivery and much more. •         The healthcare destination features amenities such as a multi-restaurant food court, coffee shops, therapeutic garden, health club and movie theatre, while a Marhaba Lounge provides premium, personalised fast-track services for patients. •         State-of-the-art 350-bed private hospital has remained COVID-free from the start ......read more

    DLD Adopts Artificial Intelligence Technology in the Smart Valuation Process

    - In its first stage, it covers real estate units - Implementing the valuation service within 15 seconds, and raising customer happiness    Dubai, UAE, 6 September 2020: As part of its keenness to provide smart services in line with the Dubai Paperless Strategy and achieve the government's smart transformation strategy, Dubai Land Department announced the completion the first stage of the project that relies on artificial intelligence in the smart valuation process of real estate units.   The first-of-its-kind project relies on artificial intelligence in the ......read more

    DHA Explores Scope of Further Collaborations With Indian Healthcare Institutions

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6 September, 2020:  The Director General of the Dubai Health Authority(DHA) recently received the Indian Consul General at the DHA headquarters. HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the DHA received HE Dr Aman Puri, Consul General of India to Dubai and the Northern Emirates. Al Qutami highlighted the long-standing relationship between the two countries in several fields including the health sector. He discussed ways to explore and enhance cooperation between the two countries in the medical field. He added that DHA is keen to collaborate with ......read more

    RAK Hospital Regularly Tests all 525 Staff for COVID-19

    • Hospital to deploy robots for exhaustive sterilisation of facilities   • No layoffs, salary cuts or decrease in privileges for any staff   Dubai, United Arab Emirates,  September 06, 2020:  RAK Hospital has been conducting regular Covid-19 screenings for all 525 of its staff members for several months now, as part of its intensive efforts in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.   The hospital’s extra measures and precautions make it one of the very few healthcare institutions in the country – not just in ensuring the ......read more

    COVID-19 Drives Rapid Adoption of Technology in Healthcare, Education, and Telecoms Sectors

    • Demand for telemedicine consultations soared during the pandemic, rising 60-fold in the United States alone  • Artificial Intelligence models now commonly used to help doctors finalise diagnosis • UAE shifted over1.2 million students to distance learning within two weeks  • Government investment and incentives needed to develop telecoms infrastructure  • Global standards for ICT sector would dramatically decrease costs    United Arab Emirates,  September 06, 2020:  The COVID-19 pandemic has been the catalyst for a ......read more

    MBRU Research Uncovers Saliva Testing as Effective Alternative to Nasal Swab in COVID-19 Detection

    Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences collaborate with healthcare authorities and fellow academics to complete comprehensive study in fight against virus Results show that the diagnostic accuracy of saliva for viral detection has similar sensitivity to the currently used nasopharyngeal swab Dubai, September 6, 2020:  Researchers from the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) have made a significant contribution to the fight against COVID-19 with the completion of a study into the effectiveness of saliva as an alternative ......read more

    DHA's Health Tourism Department to Continue Webinars to Discuss Trends in Wellness Tourism

    • Wellness tourism trend shows potential among both residents and tourists.  • Webinars to discuss challenges, opportunities and trends in the current environment • The emirate witnessed a 4 per cent increase in its health tourist arrivals in 2019 to reach 350,118 compared to 2018.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 5 September 2020:  The Dubai Health Authority’s Health Tourism Department will continue holding a series of webinars in collaboration with the private health sector to discuss the latest trends in health tourism.   The aim of ......read more

    DHA's Clinical Diagnostic Imaging Units Provide Subspecialized Services

    • In 2019, DHA provided 389,512 diagnostic imaging services which was an increase of 12 per cent compared to 2018.  • 89 per cent of the diagnostic services were provided within 20 minutes of the patient’s arrival to the hospital or the health center.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 3 September, 2020: The Dubai Health Authority’s radiology department provides subspecialized radiology services for better diagnosis and enhanced patient care.    Dr. Usama Mohammad Hassan AL Bastaki, Acting Director of Diagnostic Imaging Department at the ......read more

    Aster Hospital UAE Removes Rare Pregnancy Breast Tumor Weighing 1.2 kgs

    • Pregnancy tumor weighing approximately 1.2kgs, one of the largest to be reported, treated successfully at Aster Hospital, Al Qusais, Dubai     2 September, Dubai, UAE:  A 25 year-old patient was treated at Aster Hospital, Qusais, to extract a “Lactational Adenoma” also known as “Breast Tumor of Pregnancy” weighing approximately 1.2kgs with dimensions of 20x15x7cms, one of the largest to be presented. Characteristically, a Lactating Adenoma is a benign stromal tumor that occurs only in pregnant women. It is a solid mass which commonly ......read more

    SEHA Announces New Operating Hours for Healthcare Centers and Dental Care Centers With the Aim to Improve Patient Experience and Satisfaction

    Abu Dhabi, 01 Sep, 2020:   Ambulatory Healthcare Services (AHS), part of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), has announced the extension of operating hours for its healthcare and dental centers to improve patient experience and satisfaction. The healthcare centers in Abu Dhabi, which include Madinat Mohamed bin Zayed, Al Bateen, Al Falah, Al Samha, and Al Mushrif Children’s Specialty Center, operating hours are 7:00am to 10:00pm, Sunday to Thursday. Al Maqtaa and Baniyas, Madinat Khalifa , and Al Zafaranah Diagnostic &Screening Center, will operate from Saturday ......read more

    Dr Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare offers his condolences on the sad demise of Former President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee

    United Arab Emirates,  September 01, 2020:   “My profound condolences on the sad demise of Former President of India and Bharat Ratna Shri Pranab Mukherjee.   He was a great scholar and an astute politician, who cut across party lines in maintaining relationships and focused on the future of India as the top priority.   I had the occasion to present to him the project initiative of Aster Volunteers in New Delhi while he was President.    The warm and simple stature he maintained, despite the highest office he occupied was ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Discusses Back-to-school Health Tips

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 August, 2020: The Dubai Health Authority(DHA) highlighted back-to-school health tips and preventative precautions as children gear up for school.    Dr. Hend Al Awadhi, Head of Health Promotion and Education Section in the Dubai Health Authority's (DHA) Public Health Protection Department says, “In line with governmental guidelines, schools have adopted stringent precautionary measures to reduce the possibility of transmission of infection among students and to provide a safe and healthy educational environment. Parents also play a ......read more

    Message on Onam 2020 from Dr Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare

    United Arab Emirates, August 31, 2020:   “Onam brings people of all caste, creed and gender together to celebrate  harmony and prosperity of the days of the legendary King Maveli.  Onam is now celebrated world over by not only Malayalis but everyone. Getting together with families and friends  for the Onam feast  in traditional cloths have been the highlight of  Onam celebrations. This year, the celebrations are subdued  due to obvious reasons. Let us all celebrate  Onam in our hearts and souls , with Right Covid Prevention Protocols. We must ......read more

    Demand for Flexible Space to Gain Momentum in the Long Run as Corporates Adopt a Hybrid Working Model

    Dubai, UAE - 31 August 2020:   Two interrelated trends have combined to shape and define demand for office space at the global and regional level in recent years - the increased demand for flexible offices, and the growth in remote working and working from home (WFH). While both of these trends predate COVID-19, the global pandemic has exacerbated their influence, and their impact on how office spaces are reimagined for many years to come, according to global property consultant JLL. JLL’s latest report highlights the evolving nature of office spaces and the ......read more

    SEHA Concludes Covid-19 Accelerator Program With Innovative Solutions for Healthcare Challenges

    The program was conducted in partnership with the UAE University Science and Innovation Park and Future of Work Lab Abu Dhabi 30 August 2020:   Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest health care provider, recently concluded a COVID-19 accelerator program in partnership with the UAE University Science and Innovation Park and Future of Work Lab. The program enabled healthcare professionals and innovators to identify challenges most prominent during pandemics and explore innovative solutions for continuous provision of effective ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Launches Dedicated 24/7 Helpline for Back-to-school Related Health Queries

    • 800 588 is the dedicated 24/7 helpline for all back-to-school COVID-19 related queries    • Helpline was launched yesterday and more than 700 calls have already been answered.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 August, 2020:  In order to provide parents, students and all staff members in private schools in Dubai with an effective and convenient mechanism to address COVID-19 related queries, the Dubai Health Authority(DHA) has launched a dedicated 24/7 back-to-school helpline (800 588).   The launch of this service reinforces the ......read more

    Going Back To School: 5 Tips To Help Parents Keep Their Kids Clean, Safe, and Healthy

    Carrefour spotlights the importance of cleanliness and good hygiene, safeguarding the health and wellbeing of students, parents and communities across the region.   Dubai, UAE, 30 August 2020:   Back-to-school season has well and truly arrived, bringing a few pressing questions along with it. The majority of these questions concern the health and safety of children set to return to the classroom for the first time since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.  This back-to-school season, Carrefour UAE has added several health and safety products to its ......read more

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