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Aster DM Healthcare launches free tele-health consultation service in the UAE
Healthcare | Monday 30 March, 2020 10:14 am
Aster DM Healthcare has introduced a free tele-consultation service across its Medcare, Aster Hospital andAster Clinic facilities in the UAE, allowing patients to remotely consult qualified doctors for all general ailments. The leading private healthcare group is one of the...
AHF Calls on G20 to Commit to Global Public Health Security
Healthcare | Monday 30 March, 2020 4:38 am
Following the postponement of the in-person meeting in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia of the Civil 20 (C20) group—which represents civil society members from the world’s 20 largest economies (G20)—the C20 Health Working Group convened virtually today to outline its vision for the global...
300 quarantined citizens sent home after 14 days in 5-star hotel
Healthcare | Monday 30 March, 2020 2:31 am
The Ministry of Health celebrated here on Sunday news of cheer by sending home the first batch of 300 citizens, who were in the quarantine after they arrived to the Kingdom two weeks back from countries hit by coronavirus. Videos posted online by the Ministry showed medical staff bidding...
MoHAP Issues and Renews Health Cards in 7 Minutes
Healthcare | Sunday 29 March, 2020 1:15 pm
Available through Smart and E-Services- The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, stated that 23 health facilities in 6 emirates, including 10 hospitals provide the health card issuance and renewal. Emirati citizens and GCC citizens and residents are entitled to get this service, which is...
WHO Thanks G20's Commitment to Help the World in Confronting Coronavirus Pandemic
Healthcare | Sunday 29 March, 2020 4:32 am
The World Health Organization (WHO) thanked the Group of Twenty (G20) countries for their commitment to help the world in tackling the novel Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), saving the global economy and directing supply chains to confront the virus. In the final communique issued by Extraordinary ...
COVID-19 Follow-up Committee Holds Meeting
Healthcare | Sunday 29 March, 2020 12:42 am
Under the chairmanship of Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah, the COVID-19 Follow-up Committee held its 38th meeting today. During the meeting, all relevant COVID-19 updates and reports were reviewed. The committee discussed the epidemiological situation globally, as well as the cases ...
Virus infections top 600,000 worldwide, long fight ahead
Healthcare | Saturday 28 March, 2020 4:48 pm
The number of confirmed coronavirus infections worldwide topped 600,000 on Saturday as new cases stacked up quickly in Europe and the United States and officials dug in for a long fight against the pandemic. The latest landmark came only two days after the world passed half a million infections,...
MOH (937) Service Centre receives over 1m calls in a month
Healthcare | Saturday 28 March, 2020 3:18 pm
The Ministry of Health (937) Service Centre has received over 1.4 million calls in just over a month, as part of its functions in answering health queries by the citizens and expatriates in general and on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in particular, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said Saturday. At the...
SFDA warns against using  Alfa Instant Hand Sanitizer Gel
Healthcare | Sunday 22 March, 2020 1:13 am
The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) on Saturday warned consumers against the use of Alfa Instant Hand Sanitizer gel, produced by Modern Chemicals Factory, because of the high content of methyl methanol alcohol in it. The high use of such a content poses risks to the consumer’s health, ...
AbCellera and Lilly to Co-develop Antibody Therapies for the Treatment of COVID-19
Healthcare | Wednesday 18 March, 2020 3:47 am
AbCellera and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced today they have entered into an agreement to co-develop antibody products for the treatment and prevention of COVID-19, the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 novel coronavirus. The collaboration will leverage AbCellera’s rapid pandemic...