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Complex to treat cancer for free
Healthcare | Saturday 29 August, 2015 6:08 am
A contract was signed recently to establish a specialist medical complex to treat cancer patients for free. The contract was signed in the presence of Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal on Monday. The complex, which will cost SR147 million, will be established in the Jeddah governorate on the...
Brazil’s A.C.Camargo Cancer Center Adopts Masimo SpHb for Noninvasive and Continuous Hemoglobin Monitoring
Healthcare | Tuesday 25 August, 2015 4:47 pm
 Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today that A.C.Camargo Cancer Center in Sao Paulo, Brazil has installed Masimo’s noninvasive and continuous hemoglobin (SpHb®) technology to monitor surgical patients. Clinicians use invasive blood sampling and laboratory analysis of ...
Enhanced stakeholder collaboration: major focus of the 2015 Middle East Pharma Cold Chain Congress
Healthcare | Tuesday 25 August, 2015 12:02 pm
 After a successful launch last year, the Middle East Pharma Cold Chain Congress is back with more industry experts presenting timely and valuable information on the hottest issues and topics the pharmaceutical cold chain industry faces today.    The congress commences on...
Experts say hospitals need to prevent MERS infections
Healthcare | Sunday 23 August, 2015 1:01 am
Infection control experts have warned of the spread of MERS coronavirus in hospitals across the Kingdom, as the concentration of vulnerable patients, the frequent movement of patients, and the many daily contacts make health-care facilities the perfect breeding ground for MERS-CoV...
Takeda Announces European Medicines Agency Acceptance of Ixazomib’s Marketing
Healthcare | Saturday 22 August, 2015 12:25 am
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE: 4502) today announced that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has accepted the Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) for ixazomib, an investigational oral proteasome inhibitor for the treatment of patients with relapsed and/or refractory multiple...
25 hospitals with 5,000 beds readied in holy cities
Healthcare | Wednesday 19 August, 2015 3:03 am
Health Minister Khaled Al-Falih said 25 hospitals with a combined capacity of about 5,000 beds have been prepared for pilgrims in Makkah, Madinah and the holy sites. The minister chaired a meeting on Monday of the Haj medical committee in Madinah and toured a number of hospitals...
Nahdi Medical Co. wins first place locally in competition
Healthcare | Sunday 16 August, 2015 6:16 am
Nahdi Medical Company, the largest retail pharmacy chain in the MENA, has exemplified its strength and expertise in supply chain management, ranking first place locally and seventh place globally in the Fresh Connection competition, which concluded on June 5, qualifying Nahdi to participate in the...
Bid to create 20,000 jobs in health sector
Healthcare | Sunday 16 August, 2015 6:03 am
The Ministry of Health has decided to award scholarships to Saudi students in an attempt to provide approximately 20,000 jobs in the health sector, which is in high demand. The decision follows a previous agreement between the Health and Education ministries, local media has reported.  The ...
WHO: Majority of recent MERS patients were health workers
Healthcare | Friday 14 August, 2015 2:07 am
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that a majority of those who recently contracted coronavirus in the Kingdom were health workers. The WHO statement was based on a Health Ministry report that notified the world organization of 17 additional MERS cases, including three...
High risk groups should take precautions against Pneumococcal disease during mass gatherings
Healthcare | Friday 14 August, 2015 1:45 am
With the Hajj pilgrimage only a month away, doctors are urging travelers as well as residents in KSA to adopt preventive measures well in advance to avoid pneumococcal disease. Mass gatherings are associated with the spread of infectious disease. The incidence rate of invasive pneumococcal...