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KRG Working on Developing Health Sector in Kurdistan


Public health facilities in Kurdistan will be developed with $1.24 billion collected by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). KRG Health Minister Tahir Hawrami revealed during a press conference today that three provinces will include 21 new medical centers and more than the 19 medical centers will be doubled through investing $38.2 million.

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Strategic Plans to Improve Health, Social and Educational Sectors in Iraq


The Iraqi Ministry has announced that a fund of $500 million is collected to establish residential complexes for poor citizens. Also, another $500m for the development of healthcare and a further $500m for education. These new projects will be built during the next four years across the country, as ministry spokesman Abdul Zahra Al-Wanda […]

Prices of Drugs will be Cheaper Soon in UAE


The Ministry of Health in Dubai has finally convinced manufacturers to bring down drug prices, a decision that will make thousands of patients suffering from lifestyle diseases more comfortable. Dr Hanif Hassan, Minister of Health revealed during the announcement said “The drugs will now be ‘reasonably priced’. The ministry has negotiated with 20 international […]

The Emergency Department in SKMC will Remain Working During the holiday of Isra’a and Mi’raj


The working hours in all Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) in Abu Dhabi facilities have been announced during the upcoming holiday of Isra’a and Mi’raj which was declared in the UAE on 30 June 2011. All facilities including in SKMC will be entirely closed during this day. But inpatient services and Emergency Department won’t […]

37 Hospitals in Oman are Mobilized under TISCO Supervision


All Ministry of Health (MoH) hospitals in Oman have been gathered under a new contract recently by Renaissance Services subsidiary Tawoos Industrial Services Co (TISCO), the sultanate-based contract services company. A company press release revealed “The contract signifies a remarkable achievement for TISCO as the largest award from Oman‘s Ministry of Health during the […]

The Average of Road Accidents Deaths in Oman is Still Increasing


In the first four months of 2011 the overall number of road accident-related deaths and injuries in Oman reached 12%, in spite of the fact that the number was 14.6% in the first five months of the year. Due to ROP statistics, from January 1-March 31, 2011 2,499 accidents occurred across the country. The […]

SEHA Offers New Job Vacancies in Abu Dhabi


600 Emirati job seekers had interviews with Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA). The SEHA recruitment panel started the four-day interviews on Sunday. A recruitment specialist from SEHA gives each candidate tips and advice before the interview. This step comes with the recommendations from General Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of […]

A Sulfuric Spring to be Built in Hafr Al-Batin


On Sunday, Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) announced that it will build a new spa next to the sulfuric spring in Hafr Al-Batin, in the northeast of the Kingdom. This spa will be built for tourists looking for physiotherapy, which is a huge step in tourism in Saudi Arabia. It’s located in […]

Hopes Across Qatar Towards Decreasing Medicines Prices


In the way to decrease medicines prices in Qatar, the Supreme Council of Health (SCH) is expected to shortly allow new importers to bring medicines to the country from multiple sources. Industry sources said “The few wholesale dealers, who had been enjoying monopoly over the market for years, would rule the roost until the […]

Medical Tourism Continues to Drop in Jordan


25% fall in patient numbers in Jordan has been noticed as a direct consequence of regional instability, as members of Jordan’s Private Hospital Association (PHA) announced. BMI analysts said “However, high costs may force private patients to look at Asian destinations like Thailand for more affordable treatment. That said, Jordan’s recent pro-democracy concessions will […]