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Four trends that will shape the future of healthcare in the Middle East

Regional healthcare infrastructure investments in the GCC are expected to reach $89bn by 2022


Covid-19: UAE announces 1,547 new cases, 3 deaths

The total number of recorded cases in the UAE now stands at 667,080


EY accused of actively concealing NMC Health audit fraud from investors

BR Shetty filed a suit in New York last week, naming Ernst & Young as a co-conspirator in the fraud alongside former executives


Covid-19: UAE reports 1,506 new infections, 3 deaths

The total number of recorded cases in the UAE now stands at 665,533

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Covid-19: UAE reports 1,541 new cases, four deaths

Over 68.4 per cent of the UAE’s population is now fully vaccinated

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Covid-19: UAE reports 1,508 new cases, two deaths

The total death toll in the country has reached 1,900

Abu Dhabi’s SEHA opens new Covid-19 drive-through centre offering vaccination, testing services

The centre has the capacity for 200 vaccinations and 1,000 nasal swabs and laser tests per day

UAE says Covid-19 drug Sotrovimab resulted in ‘100% prevention of death’

The drug was administered to 6,175 high-risk patients with Covid-19 in Abu Dhabi between June 30 and July 13

Saudi Arabia’s vaccination rate spikes as deadline approaches

From August 1, vaccination will be required to enter government or private entities, educational facilities, malls and any entertainment or sporting activity

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Covid-19: UAE reports 1,541 new cases, five deaths

Earlier this week, the UAE issued protocols for the Eid Al Adha celebrations to avoid the spread of Covid-19

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Covid-19: UAE announces 1,522 new cases, six deaths

The total number of recorded cases in the UAE has reached 653,284

Covid-19: UAE reports 1,518 new cases, six deaths

The new cases were detected after 280,747 additional Covid-19 tests were conducted over the past 24 hours

Dubai’s pharmaceuticals, medical supplies trade up 31% in Q1

Trade volumes also grew during the period to reach 48,600, up 47 per cent year-on-year

Dubai’s Foundation Holdings boosts Saudi healthcare portfolio

The healthcare and education investment firm acquired 51 per cent of Shifa Al Munthaza Polyclinic

Swiss medical tourism

Why the Swiss medical tourism sector is looking to tap into the GCC

A delegation of medical operators from Switzerland recently visited the UAE to explore opportunities to grow the Swiss medical tourism sector

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UAE approves emergency use of Moderna Covid-19 vaccine

Apart from Moderna, the other vaccines currently approved for use within the country are Pfizer-BioNTech, Oxford AstraZeneca, Sputnik V and Sinopharm

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Abu Dhabi launches new Covid-19 contact tracing system

Via a virtual chat, those infected with Covid-19 will be asked to list the people they came into contact with 48 hours before the positive result was detected

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi: Only vaccinated individuals will be allowed to enter most public places

Starting Friday, August 20, 2021, exceptions will only be made for children aged 15 and under, and those with vaccination exemption certificates

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Covid-19: Delta variant accounts for a third of all infections in the UAE

The Alpha, Beta and Delta strains are currently the most prevalent Covid-19 mutations in the country, together accounting for 84.4 per cent of all infections

Abu Dhabi Vaccine tourism

Tourists in Abu Dhabi can now receive Pfizer, Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccines

The vaccines are only available for holders of a visa issued by Abu Dhabi or passport holders eligible for visa on arrival

Jebel Ali Free Zone

Dubai’s Jafza healthcare, pharma customer base grows 12%

There are 174 companies within this sector in the free zone, employing 1,100 people

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi rolls out mass screening Covid-19 technology

The scanners will be used at entry points to the emirate and will screen for potential Covid-19 infections, providing immediate results and denying entry in case of a positive detection

Kuwait city

Covid-19: Indian variant detected in Kuwait – health ministry

No details were revealed about how many cases were detected and whether they were found among citizens or expats

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Covid-19: More than 2.3 million people vaccinated in Dubai

Eight out of every 10 people infected with Covid-19 in Dubai have not been vaccinated

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Upcoming cancer charity hospital in Dubai raises Dhs220m

The Hamdan Bin Rashid Cancer Charity Hospital will open in 2023 and provide free treatment to low-income patients

Revealed: Seven ways to stay fit in the UAE this summer

From rock climbing to kayaking, find the best ways to keep that weight in check

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Dubai: Covid-19 vaccinations can now be booked over WhatsApp

To access the Dubai Health Authority’s 24×7 WhatsApp hotline, users will have to add 800 342 to their contacts

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Abu Dhabi reiterates home quarantine guidelines

All those who are registered for home quarantine can conduct a free walk-in PCR test

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UAE: Only individuals vaccinated against Covid-19 can attend events

Additionally, they must obtain a negative PCR test result not more than 48 hours before the event

Bahrain entry ban

Bahrain suspends entry of non-residents from India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka

The indefinite entry ban has gone into effect from May 24, 2021