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Jeddah Hospitals Need More Beds


The National Society for Human Rights (NSHR) revealed that Jeddah hospitals have a drastic shortage of beds due to construction delays, leading to poor services and rising costs for patients. “The city has 1,500 beds currently, but needs a further 2,000 to keep pace with Jeddah‘s population of four million people” said Dr. Hussein […]

Patients in the UAE increasingly exploring surgical options for treatment of Sinusitis


International experts to discuss recent advances in otolaryngology at upcoming ENT Exhibition & Conference in Dubai

Dubai, UAE: With the number of UAE residents suffering from allergic or inherited sinusitis increasing yearly, improvements in the management and treatment of the condition are a welcome relief to many sufferers. In the US, it has been […]

Sedentary lifestyle cause for increase in knee and hip replacement surgery in the Arab world


Dubai, UAE: Total joint replacement had been in effect as early as the 1970s and 80s. Lots of patients from the Middle East, who underwent their primary knee or hip surgeries abroad at that time, are now undergoing revision joint replacement here in their home countries. That by itself is a testimony of technology […]

Tadawi General Hospital in Dammam was Closed Due to Medical Errors


The Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia announced that due to discovering professional mistakes in a private hospital in Dammam, it was closed for 15 days. The hospital named Tadawi General Hospital. This decision was taken as a result of the keenness of the ministry on providing patients in the Kingdom the suitable welfare […]

Medicines Exports in Jordan Increased in 2011


A Jordan Food and Drug Administration (JFDA) official revealed that the Kingdom’s exports of medicine are fixed at JD433 million in 2011 decreasing by 13% from the previous year. JFDA Director General Mohammad Rawabdeh said “Jordan leads the region in manufacturing and exporting medicine, followed by Saudi Arabia. The Kingdom has a very low […]

Al Hussein Hospital in Amman has now New Advanced Departments


The new obstetric and neonatal departments and the outpatient clinic at Al Hussein Hospital in Amman have been renewed and launched by Minister of Health Abdul Latif Wreikat and US Ambassador Stuart E. Jones. USAID completed the work in October 2011which coasted $1.8 million, according to a US embassy statement. The statement added “As […]

Informa Exhibitions to launch International Congress for Joint Reconstruction – Middle East (ICJR-ME) in Dubai


Dubai, UAE: Informa Exhibitions, the organizer of the world’s second largest healthcare exhibition, Arab Health, and the International Congress for Joint Reconstruction (ICJR), the organizer of worldwide conferences on joint reconstruction, have announced they will be working together on the launch of the International Congress for Joint Reconstruction – Middle East (ICJR-ME), which is […]

Seha Initiates ‘Intelaqa’ Program in UAE to Train Medical Candidates


627 Emiratis have successfully finished a healthcare course launched by the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha). Due to the directive submitted by General Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces the first phase of the ‘Intelaqa’ program will help Emiratis who […]

Palliative Care Course is Submitted in Oman


An introductory course is now being submitted in Oman by the National Association for Cancer Awareness (NACA). This course is specialized in palliative care for community and hospital nurses. H E Sheikh Dr. Ali bin Talib al Hinai, Undersecretary of Health and Planning is the manager of the course that started on Sunday at […]

Jeddah Now has a Pharmacists Club


Jeddah Pharmacists Club is the new division at Saudi Pharmaceutical Society which is announced to be launched in Jeddah during an event. This division will help Saudi and non-Saudi pharmacists by gathering them and providing them with training. Also the club will help students in finding jobs. Prince Mishal bin Majed, Jeddah Gov. was […]