Thursday 23 March 2017

Bloom Healthcare, HealthPlus Network plan clinics

Bloom Healthcare, a Bloom Holding subsidiary, has announced a collaboration with HealthPlus, a network of highly specialised outpatient centres in Abu Dhabi, to open a HealthPlus Family Health Center at Bloom Gardens in Abu Dhabi. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish


Ahalia to set up new hospital in Sharjah Healthcare City

Ahalia Hospital has signed an agreement with Sharjah Healthcare City (SHCC) to set up a 100-bed general hospital  in the SHCC. Ahalia will become the first healthcare organisation to set up operations at the city.   Awarded ‘Superbrand’ status


Zulekha opens new medical equipment store

UAE-based Zulekha Healthcare Group said it has expanded its regional operations with the new medicine and medical equipment store to help meet the growing healthcare needs in the GCC. The store, launched in 2015, has been certified by DAS Quality Management Systems in compliance


SSH venture wins Kuwait hospital design deal

SSH, a leading project management firm in the Middle East, said its joint venture with Italy-based Studio Altieri, has won the main design consultancy contract for the upcoming Kuwait New Maternity Hospital (KNMH). The contract has been awarded by design-and-build contractor Impr


Dubai doubles EV charging stations to 200

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) will double its electric vehicles (EV) charging stations to 200 across Dubai to complete the second phase of the Green Charger initiative. “Through this initiative, Dewa aims to encourage people to use sustainable transportation


City living 'can make asthma worse for poor children'

Living in inner cities can worsen asthma in poor children, according to a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers. Results of the new study using national data add to evidence that living in inner cities can worsen asthma in poor children. They also document persistent racial/ethn


85pc of critical illness claims in the UAE are cancer, heart disease - data

Recent figures from insurance giant Zurich International Life showed that cancer (44 per cent) and heart disease (41 per cent) account for the majority of critical illness claims in the UAE. Across the Middle East, the average age of a critical illness claimant is 48, with the yo


Petro Rabigh picks Tawuniya for medical insurance

PetroRabigh, a joint venture between oil giant Saudi Aramco and Japan's Sumitomo Chemical, has signed a medical health insurance agreement with the Company for Cooperative Insurance (Tawuniya). As per the agreement, which is one of the largest in its medical portfolio, Tawuni


Global obesity has reached pandemic levels, says report

Urgent action is required to limit the global fallout from rising obesity levels, according to a report published today by Aetna International, one of the world’s leading health insurance providers. Aetna International combined data from the World Health Organisation (WHO),


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