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Dubai court to sentence businessman in absentia


Dubai An Uzbek businessman, charged with possessing and consuming drugs, will be sentenced in absentia after he refused to appear before the Dubai Court of First Instance yesterday.

Prosecutors charged the 41-year-old with possessing 0.14 grammes of heroin, diazepam and venoparpital for consumption purposes.

According to the arraignment sheet, the businessman, B.I., was also […]

Rehabilitation centre in need of Emirati nurses, psychologists


Dubai Recruiting Emirati nurses and psychologists was one of the main priorities at the 10th edition of Careers UAE as there are currently not enough medical professionals in addiction rehabilitation centres.

“Even though our organisation was opened in 2002, we managed to employ our first Emirati nurse only a few months ago,” said Fatima […]

Government plan is successful in combating bird flu


The government plan in combating bird flu has proven successful, Minister of Health Hatem El-Gabaly said, explaining that the death rate from the H1N5 virus has substantially decreased and citizen awareness has increased.

El-Gabaly was in parliament Tuesday to respond to several investigation requests about the effectiveness of the precautionary measures taken against bird […]

Saudi Arabia records 200 kidney cancer cases per annum


The Kingdom registers 200 cases of kidney cancer per year, most of them in the regions of Makkah, Riyadh and the Eastern Province, according to Ashraf Abu Samra of the Saudi Urological Society.

Speaking on the sidelines of the recent Saudi Conference on Urological Tumors in Sharm Al-Sheikh in Egypt, Abu Samra said that […]

Call to set up specialized unit for cancer-hit kids


Princess Adilah bint Abdullah, chairperson of the National Home Health Care Foundation, has called for the establishment of a specialized unit for the treatment and care of children suffering from cancer.

Opening a conference on children recovering from cancer, organized by King Abdul Aziz Hospital in Jeddah, she said more than 10,000 children in […]

Drugmaker vouches for efficacy of pill


Dubai A pharmaceutical company has sought to allay fears of some diabetes patients who came forward with complaints that a pill they are taking is not fully assimilated by the body and could be a fake.

Fatima, a diabetic patient, had voiced apprehensions about the tablet, Glucophage XR (500mg), saying it had shown up […]

Hikma Deploys MenaITech for Human Capital Management Automation


AMMAN – Hikma Pharmaceuticals, a multinational pharmaceutical group based in Jordan, has selected Middle East & North Africa Internet Technologies’ Human Resources Management System (MenaITech) in order to automate its human capital functions throughout its branches in the MENA region.

MenaITech’s CEO Dr. Bashar Hawamdeh said, “MenaITechMenaITech Al Mouthla Programming Services Company’s four main […]

Hikma expands in the Tunisian market


Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC (“Hikma”) (LSE:HIK) (NASDAQ Dubai: HIK), the fast growing pharmaceutical group, announces that it has agreed to increase its interest in Industries Pharmaceutiques Ibn Al Baytar, a Tunisian pharmaceutical manufacturing and marketing company, to 66% of the issued share-capital through the purchase of shares from existing shareholders. Hikma will pay a consideration […]

Metabolic Dieticians Workshop to be Held at HMC


Hamad Medical Corporation is hosting the first ever Middle East Metabolic Dieticians workshop on the 2nd and 3rd of April, at Hajar auditorium.

Over 60 dieticians and physicians from GCC and other countries such as Lebanon, Egypt, Jordon, Libya and Syria, along with experts from Germany, will discuss and deliberate on the latest developments […]

Approval a must for dialysis unit


Health Minister Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah announced Monday that applications for setting up new dialysis units in private hospitals should go through a high committee appointed by the minister before they get formal approval for license from his ministry.

There are more than 3,000 dialysis machines in 177 dialysis units, including 30 in private health […]