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International Pharmaceutical Associations Praise the Success of DUPHAT in its 20th Edition
Healthcare | Monday 9 March, 2015 1:17 pm
The 20th Edition of DUPHAT Conference and Exhibition continued in its second day at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre with a large number of local and international participants including pharmacists, drug manufacturers and suppliers who came to learn about the latest updates ...
Yanbu begins campaign to combat coronavirus
Healthcare | Monday 9 March, 2015 8:00 am
The Yanbu Royal Commission has launched an awareness campaign on the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus to combat the deadly disease that has claimed hundreds of lives.The campaign was launched on Saturday in the presence of Hamed bin Khider, the director general of the General...
Boehringer Ingelheim and Saudi Endocrinologists introduce treatment for management of Type 2 Diabetes
Healthcare | Friday 6 March, 2015 10:39 am
Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) is the most common form of diabetes often leading to chronic complications like cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, liver disease and nerve damage. With increasing incidence of Type 2 Diabetes in Saudi Arabia, at least 1 in every 5 people is estimated to have diabetes in...
Prince Saud Al-Faisal returns today
Healthcare | Wednesday 4 March, 2015 6:47 am
Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal is expected to return to the Kingdom on Wednesday after undergoing a successful back surgery in the United States.According to a report carried by sabq.org, Prince Saud will meet with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Riyadh and address a joint press...
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...
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