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Muscat Capital became the Financial Adviser for Saudi Company


Abdul Mohsen al Muhaisen Sons Holding Company has took Muscat Capital, the investment banking subsidiary of Bank Muscat in Saudi Arabia as its financial adviser. The company has lately signed an agreement with the Ministry of Health, King Fahad Medical City in order to develop, design, finance and commission Saudi Particle Centre (SPC) project- […]

MENA Healthcare Infrastructure Finance & Investment Summit 2011


The GCC Healthcare Challenge 2050 will be the core theme at our 2nd flagship MENA Healthcare Summit scheduled for 10 & 11 October at the Riyadh Marriott Hotel. It follows the successful 1st event held in Cairo in 2010 with over 300 senior officials and private sector decision-makers from over 25 Countries attending.


Jordanian Health Ministry Loses Money due to Unused Medicines


On Friday, a ministry official said that the Jordanian Ministry of Health loses JD35 million annually due to the unused or wasted medicines. Minister of Health, Yassin Husban, said “Drugs for different diseases are available for public health insurance beneficiaries and there is no shortage of them, but noted that medicine waste should be […]

Complains from Saudi Pharmacy Graduates about Shortage in New Vacancies


Three unemployed pharmacy graduates from Najran, Saudi Arabia, say that they have been ignored for jobs in favor of foreigners at the Directorate of Health Affairs, while many foreign pharmacists are working at public hospitals in the region. “The reason they have not been employed is that the Executive Council at the Ministry of […]

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% […]

Negotiations By The Saudi Ministry Of Health To Connect 35 Public Hospitals


The Saudi Ministry of Health has begun to negotiate, in Damam, with some international information technology companies in order to link thirty-five government hospitals with a computer network in preparation for unifying patients’ records all over the Kingdom.

There are sources noting that the system is going to enable physicians to see the records […]

GE Healthcare Enjoys Significant Growth Thank To Innova Screening Systems


GE Healthcare, a global pioneer of flat-panel X-ray technology, experienced significant growth in Saudi Arabia in 2010 due to the sales and installations of several Innova imaging systems. Visitors of the Arab Health Exhibition & Congress at the Dubai World Trade Center might see the company’s latest innovations designed to develop workflow and dose […]

Saudi Health Premium Section Grows Quickly


Saudi Arabia’s premium section is set for converts in 2011 with the application of a law organizing health premium for all private section employees. One aspect of the rapid pace of convert in the section is due to designing a large and deep existence for insurers in the Kingdom, Oxford Business Group (OBG) mentioned […]

By Hamad Medical Corporation Opens A Diabetes Unit


Patients who are suffering from diabetes will have soon all the disease-related services under one roof with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) opening an all-new exclusive diabetes unit.

Diabetes is considered one of the most common chronic diseases, with 285 million individuals all over the world suffering from diabetes in 2010 and 344 million having […]

King Fahd Hospital Is Trying To Receive International Accreditation


King Fahd Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia will hold an open day in order to inform its staff about plans to receive international accreditation from a well-known United States body. Dr. Amal Hassan Sultan, molecular biology consultant at King Fahd Hospital and team leader mentioned that “Staff awareness, communication and coordination will be discussed […]