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DM Healthcare Group Shifts its Headquarters to Business Bay


DM Healthcare Group, which plans to come out with an initial public offering, has declared the shifting of its headquarters to Business Bay. Dr Azad Moopen, the chairman of DM Healthcare mentioned that the shift to the new premises is a strategic move in order to consolidate the group’s processes under one roof as […]

NewLife Healthcare Fertility Center Opens in Oman


NewLife Healthcare LLC was opened under the supervision of Her Highness Sayyida Dr Muna bint Fahd al Said at the InterContinental Hotel Muscat. NewLife Healthcare provides innovative IVF, stemcell, genetic, education and training, and homecare treatment and facilities.

The event, that also marked the re-opening of the NewLife Fertility Centre at Athaiba, was attended […]

New Payroll System Introduced in Jordan


A committee has been formed by the Ministry of Health to study a special payroll system for doctors so that they can work in public hospitals. “The public health sector is “suffering” due to shortage of doctors. Not just doctors with rare specializations, but even general practitioners (GP) are reluctant to work in the […]

Saudi Heart Association is Seeking to Overcome Heart Problems


Dr. Hani Najm, president of the Saudi Heart Association, mentioned that the reasons around the growing incidence of heart diseases in the Kingdom are Obesity, smoking, junk food and lazy lifestyles.

Najm, at the opening of the 22nd Saudi Heart Association Conference at the Inter Continental Hotel in Riyadh on Monday, reported that 20% […]

Saudi Hospitals Extending Visiting Hours after the King’s Return


According to Abdullah Al-Rabeah, Minister of Health, visiting hours has been extended at all government hospitals from 9 A.M. to 9 P.M. for three days starting from the day King Abdullah, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, returns to the Kingdom. “The extension is part of the ministry’s “Salamat” program celebrating the King’s return. […]

The Number of Private Healthcare Facilities Increases in Qatar


According to Dr Jamal Rashid Al Khanji, director of the Medical Licensing Department (MLD) at SCH, Qatar is witnessing a rapid increase in the number of private healthcare facilities and practitioners. A total number of 91 new facilities were established in the country only last year. The number of licensed healthcare practitioners in the […]

Jordan’s Medical Tourism Section Is Among The global top five


According to a World Bank report, the Kingdom’s medical tourism section has been ranked among the top five in the world. Awni Bashir, the president of Private Hospitals Association, mentioned that Jordan ranked first in the area and fifth globally as a medical tourism destination according to a 2009/2010 World Bank report.

Bashir noted […]

The 4th Annual Middle East Healthcare Expansion Summit


The 4th Annual Middle East Healthcare Expansion Summit – taking place on 18th and 19th October, 2011, in Doha, Qatar – has been organized by Fleming Gulf as a result of the tremendously positive response received for the past Healthcare Expansion Summits, which attracted over 200 delegates annually from several regions of the world […]

New Psychiatric Clinics To Be Built In Riyadh


Dr. Khaled Al-Mirghalani told Arab News on Tuesday that a SR350 million mental health hospital in Riyadh is going to be built by the Ministry of Health with facilities to treat patients from drug addictions. The spokesman said “The new facility with 500 beds will be built next to Al-Amal Hospital in Riyadh” adding […]

Médecins Sans Frontières Negotiates To Return Staff To Radfan Hospital In Yemen


Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), known as Doctors Without Borders, is negotiating with conflicting parties in Lahj governorate in order to allow their staff to return to the region. As a result of security concerns, Carolyn Merry, head of the organization’s Yemen mission said to the Yemen Times on Sunday, that MSF evacuated some of […]