#Healthcare

Kuwait

Flu shots will only be given to Kuwaitis this winter, says country’s health ministry

The health ministry has so far imported 400,000 doses of vaccinations, according to reports

GluCare App

New tech-based diabetes centre offering real-time monitoring opens in Dubai

Patients will be provided with wearable and connected technology to track their parameters

Aldar HQ Abu Dhabi

Aldar Properties offers UAE frontline workers Dhs4,000 Yas Mall vouchers, refunds on property purchases

Those eligible for this scheme will also be offered a 30 per cent discount across Aldar’s hotels, golf resorts and food and beverage outlets

Eureka Digital

Four reasons why digital marketing is key for pharma firms in MENA – Eureka Digital

Digital marketing has become the best way to reach a wide audience in a cost-effective way

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UAE to begin Phase III trials of Russian Covid-19 vaccine

Volunteers for the UAE trial will be medically supervised for 90 days after being administered the vaccine

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Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,075 new cases, Dubai Economy shuts service centre

The service centre in Dubai’s Al Twar area was shut down after its opening ceremony was found to be “overcrowded”

DHA to administer free flu vaccinations for children below 5, pregnant women and elderly in Dubai

For all other categories of Dubai residents, the DHA will offer these vaccinations for Dhs50

Mosque

At least 24,000 pilgrims perform Umrah, no Covid-19 cases detected

The kingdom resumed the Umrah pilgrimage on October 4 in phases

Yves Bonzon, Group CIO, Bank Julius Baer

Will healthcare take the lead in 2020s?

What are the biggest trends set to redefine the future of the industry?

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Three trends defining the future of healthcare

The weakness of the present healthcare system revealed by the Covid-19 crisis, along with the rise in chronic diseases associated with lifestyle changes and a rapidly ageing population worldwide, will shape the future of healthcare

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Dubai’s DHA reduces cost of Covid-19 PCR tests at government facilities to Dhs150

The cost of these tests at private hospitals will remain capped at Dhs250

UAE Officials Disinfect Streets To Curb Spread Of Coronavirus

UAE government denies imminent Covid-19 lockdown

It urged the public not to circulate rumours or to rely on news shared by fake accounts

Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,078 cases, second highest daily rise since the outbreak

The highest daily rise in new cases of the coronavirus infection, tallying 1,083 was recorded on September 22

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UAE reports 1,008 new Covid-19 cases, two deaths

The coronavirus death toll in the country has reached 409

Private investment in UAE healthcare to rise by 9.5% annually: KPMG report

Healthcare-related expenditure in GCC to increase by nearly 50% from 2013 to 2022

Dubai hosts first medical conference since onset of Covid-19 pandemic

More than 450 local and international health specialists attended physically or virtually

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UAE health minister gets first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

The UAE announced last week that the vaccine will be available mainly to frontline workers dealing with Covid-19 patients

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UAE reports 865 new Covid-19 cases, total death toll reaches 403

The total number of infections reported in the country has now reached 83,433

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Etihad confirms wristbands for residents returning to Abu Dhabi; mandatory 14-day self-isolation

Holders of diplomatic passports, those under the age of 18 or above 60, and individuals suffering from a chronic disease will not be required to wear the tracking device

UAE Schools

UAE offers full educational scholarships for children of healthcare workers

The Hayyakum initiative will allow these students to study at public schools from this academic year until their graduation from high school

Laboratory

Abu Dhabi’s ADQ launches new lab testing company Union 71

Union71 will initially be responsible for delivering diagnostic services to Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA)

UAE permits emergency use of new Covid-19 vaccine for frontline staff in the country

The country reported 777 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, September 14

Covid-19 tests

Dubai’s DHA reduces price of Covid-19 PCR tests to Dhs250

The DHA says that it is doing so to make testing more accessible to the public and encourage proactive medical examinations

Revealed: 10 things MENA healthcare providers need to do now to improve their services

It is critical for regional healthcare providers to augment, improve and enhance their digital health readiness and footprint

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UAE reports 931 new Covid cases, 517 recoveries

No new deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours

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Abu Dhabi’s Group 42 becomes first UAE company to announce international office in Israel

The new office will be led by a team of experts from both countries and will focus on healthcare and Covid-19 diagnostic solutions

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Abu Dhabi’s SEHA reduces cost of Covid PCR test to Dhs250

The cost for the test previously stood at Dhs370

GCC Covid-19 update: Oman reports 11 deaths, Kuwait sees 740 new cases

The death toll in Oman has risen to 762

UAE-based insurer Daman deploys Covid-19 AI bot with Microsoft

The Daman Health Bot offers general medical information and recommendations for Covid-19

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE registers 513 cases; 619 infections confirmed in Kuwait

The death toll in the UAE remains unchanged at 388