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Cancer Medication Fees Will be Canceled For Expatriates in Kuwait


A new decision has been announced lately by the Kuwaiti Health Minister, Dr Hilal Al-Sayer, to cancel cancer medication fees for expatriates with valid residency permits, as Al-Seyassah daily quoting sources reported. So that it won’t be necessary for the expatriates to pay for cancer diagnosis and treatment in all hospitals and medical centers, […]

MOH in Amman to Unify Prices of Medical Procedures


A senior government official revealed on Wednesday that a mechanism will be improved soon by the Jordanian Ministry of Health to unify prices for medical procedures conducted at various hospitals for public health insurance beneficiaries. “These hospitals charge the Health Insurance Fund different prices for the same procedure, which increases the ministry’s financial burden” […]

A Noticeable Rise in the Number of New TB Cases of Across KSA


Ziyad Maimish, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Minister of Health for Preventive Medicine said that during 2010 4,349 new cases of tuberculosis (TB) were discovered in the kingdom, a rate of 16.6 cases for every 100,000 people. During the occasion of World TB Day, Maimish mentioned that the rise is due to an increase in detections […]

MOH is Calling For Developing the Health Sector in Riyadh


According to King Abdullah, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, orders the Ministry of Health has approached seven expert international companies to build new five medical cities. Dr. Muhammad Kheshaim, Undersecretary for Planning and Development said “The medical cities will have to be operational in five years’ time. Beds in ministry’s hospitals will […]

Municipality Continues to Inspect Food Outlets in Sharjah


A senior municipality official announced that last year in Sharjah, 5,000 food establishments were found by the municipality not following the standard health and safety. Dr Rasha Ahmad Al Qasimi, Assistant Director General for Health, Environment and Quality, Sharjah Municipality said “More than 57,000 food establishments were inspected in 2010 and 44 of them […]

Nurses Submit Demands to The Ministry of Health in Jordan


On Monday, a senior Jordanian government official said “The Ministry of Health is currently studying a proposal by the Jordan Nurses and Midwives Association (JNMA) to increase salaries of public sector nurses” Yassin Husban, Minister of Health, said to The Jordan Times over the phone yesterday “The ministry is aware of the urgent need […]

Oman Works to Reduce TB Prevalence By 2015


The incidence of tuberculosis (TB) infections will be decreased to 1 case per 100,000 populations by 2015 as Oman plans. This plan comes according to a strategy agreed by the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) states to work collectively towards eliminating the dreaded affliction. According to a key Health Ministry official supervising the country’s anti-TB […]

Raising Number of Asthma and Allergy Cases After Sandstorms in Dammam


After the strong sandstorms that Eastern Province cities and towns witnessed Friday evening, hospitals were asked to receive large numbers of asthma and allergy cases following the weather change. According to Health Affairs Department sources, within seven hours after a sandstorm hit Dammam, around 420 cases of asthma and allergy cases were reported in […]

Health Services to Improve After Royal Orders in Jeddah


Princess Adela Bint Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz said that building medical cities across the country due to the recent Royal Orders would develop the health services creating a qualitative leap in healthcare in the Kingdom. Princess Adela said that more services to cancer patients will be offered in oncology centers following the recently issued […]

Jordan is Aiming to Reach the Millennium Development Goal (MDG)


On Wednesday, a UN official said that Jordan is one of the few countries that aim to achieve the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) on maternal health. “The Kingdom is on the path to reaching MDG5, under which countries must reduce maternity mortality rates by three quarters between 1990 and 2015” said Muna Idris, UNFPA […]