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King Fahd Hospital treats 158 emergency cases during Eid
Healthcare | Saturday 25 July, 2015 6:51 am
The King Fahd Hospital in Jeddah admitted 158 emergency cases during Eid, up from the previous years, according to Dr. Faisal Ali Nassar, hospital director. Of the number, 42 percent were of high risk. The hospital director thanked Dr. Mohammed Nasser, chairman of anesthesia and operations, for...
Health insurance for visitors approved
Healthcare | Friday 24 July, 2015 4:31 am
The Council of Cooperative Health Insurance in the Kingdom has endorsed a visitor health insurance system for those wishing to obtain medical insurance during their visit to the country, with treatment coverage of up to SR100,000. A local publication reported that the visitor health insurance...
QNET unveils LifeQode nutrient products range
Healthcare | Thursday 23 July, 2015 1:35 pm
Health and wellness a key priority for consumers  QNET, a prominent Asian direct selling company, has unveiled three powdered food supplements for the global market under its LifeQode range that are 100% vegetarian, organic and halal.   LifeQode is formulated to restore the human ...
Life insurance premiums in Kingdom reach SR250 million
Healthcare | Tuesday 21 July, 2015 5:41 am
Experts and actuaries computing the cost of life assurance in the Kingdom indicated that the life insurance premiums in Saudi Arabia reached a total of SR250 million and criticized the Saudi society for having more consumers than savers, Al-Hayat reported. The head of the Jeddah Chamber of...
Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s Midyear Planning Meeting Co-convened with the Chapman University School of Pharmacy
Healthcare | Sunday 19 July, 2015 12:20 am
The Patient Safety Movement Foundation is co-convening with Chapman University School of Pharmacy for their Midyear Planning Meeting on July 29, 2015 on Chapman’s main campus in Orange, California.  The meeting will begin with presentations by leaders from each of the twelve...
Launch of New Nestlé Fitness Cereal, Maintaining Same Taste with more wholegrain and 30% Less Sugar
Healthcare | Tuesday 14 July, 2015 1:27 pm
Nestlé has launched a new recipe for its popular Nestlé FITNESS® Cereal across the Middle East, which maintains the product’s same taste, with more wholegrain, while reducing sugar by up to 30% without adding artificial sweeteners.    The move is in line with ...
Al-Falih: No move to privatize hospitals
Healthcare | Monday 13 July, 2015 4:27 am
Minister of Health Khalid Al-Falih has denied rumors that the ministry is looking into privatizing government hospitals, noting that the government is building new and advanced hospitals. He said that if there is any consideration of privatizing hospitals, it would be in the long run. Regarding...
The Supreme Council of Health Launches its
Healthcare | Monday 13 July, 2015 3:02 am
The Supreme Council of Health (SCH), the responsible authority for healthcare issues in the State, launched its “Choose Healthy Eating Habits” campaign with the aim of promoting the society's awareness of the importance of health eating.    This initiative comes as...
al khaliji supports children with cancer
Healthcare | Monday 13 July, 2015 2:54 am
In its ongoing commitment to the well-being and health of the Qatari society, Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) Q.S.C. in cooperation with Qatar Cancer Society recently visited Hamad General Hospital to support children suffering from cancer in their battle against the disease. The initiative...
3.3m Saudis enjoy coop health cover
Healthcare | Friday 10 July, 2015 4:11 am
A total of 10,229,109 people are covered under the cooperate health insurance system, including 3,338,628 Saudis and the rest non-Saudis, Health Minister Khalid Al-Falih has said. In a press statement, the minister said the insurance system aims to provide health care and organize services for all ...