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No contagious viruses transmitted through fingerprinting devices: MoH

September 26, 2017

Ministry of Health has denied the reports concerning the possibility of transmission of several contagious viruses such as Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C viruses, and even Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) through fingerprint attendance devices.

Head of Thunaiyan Al Ghanim Gastroenterology Center at Amiri Hospital Dr Haifa"... Continue Reading

KPWA and Metro Medical Care to hold free medical camp and expatriate welfare workshop

September 26, 2017

Kuwait Chapter of Global Kerala Pravasi Welfare Association (KPWA) is organizing a free medical camp and Expatriate Welfare Workshop in collaboration with Metro Medical Care, Farwaniya on 29-September-2017 from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm. KPWA Board Director Sri. N Ajith Kumar will give a detailed speech on the Kerala Government’s various relocation / welfare schemes for returning Kerala expatriates back to"... Continue Reading

Dasman Diabetes Institute launches collaboration with Prime Advanced Learning Institute

September 25, 2017

Dasman Diabetes Institute, which was founded by Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science, and Prime Advanced Learning Institute launched a new partnership to deliver world-class education, training, and interactive learning.

With this collaboration, DDI and PALI aim to become a focal point for education with a mission to"... Continue Reading

NMC acquisition of three hospitals in KSA gets green light from Saudi authority

September 25, 2017

NMC acquisition of three hospitals in KSA gets green light from Saudi authority

NMC receives all regulatory approvals for long-term care facility in Jeddah Agrees to terms to acquire two new profitable hospitals Plans for a new 170-bed greenfield facility NMC Health, the leading integrated healthcare provider, operating across the United Arab Emirates, announced that it has received all regulatory approvals for its long-term care facility, Chronic Care Specialty Medical Center (CCSMC), in Jeddah, KSA. CCSMC is believed to be one of the first greenfield medical facilities in Saudi Arabia to be established by a non-KSA company. Prasanth Manghat, CEO of NMC Health stated, “NMC would like to thank the Saudi government for the support it has offered us during the regulatory approval...... Continue Reading

Health’ refutes reports on medicine price rises

September 24, 2017

Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al-Harbi has refuted rumors spread on various media platforms about the increase in prices of medicines, stressing that Kuwait remains committed to the decision of the Supreme Council of Health Ministers in GCC countries to standardize the cost of importing medicines.

In response to the questions of"... Continue Reading

South Korean cosmetics major targets Muslim women

September 19, 2017

South Korea’s biggest cosmetics maker is revamping its products to suit Muslims and darker-skinned women in South East Asia as it tries to make up business lost because of political tensions with China over a missile-defence system.

Amorepacific is pushing harder into Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam with"... Continue Reading

Newly opened dental clinic ''biggest in Mideast'' - minister

September 18, 2017

The launch of 'Al-Farwaniya Dental Centre' was part of a national development plan that aims to propel Kuwaiti healthcare to new levels, Kuwait's health minister said on Sunday.
The remarks by Dr. Jamal Al-Harbi came in a ceremony to open the sprawling facility in Kuwait's Farwaniya governorate, which stretches over 23,000 square meters -- at a cost of KD 15.7"... Continue Reading

IPF World Week 2017: Boehringer Ingelheim helps healthcare professionals to ‘listen for the sounds of IPF’

September 18, 2017

IPF World Week 2017: Boehringer Ingelheim helps healthcare professionals to ‘listen for the sounds of IPF’

(AETOS Wire)-- IPF is a progressive and debilitating disease which causes continual and irreversible damage to the lungs.1 Early diagnosis is vital because without appropriate medical intervention, the opportunity to slow disease progression is lost. However, diagnosis can be challenging.1,2This year for IPF World Week (16-24 September), Boehringer Ingelheim is raising"... Continue Reading

CHMP positive opinion to include RE-CIRCUIT® data for atrial fibrillation patients undergoing catheter ablation in Pradaxa® Summary of Product Characteristics

September 18, 2017

CHMP positive opinion to include RE-CIRCUIT® data for atrial fibrillation patients undergoing catheter ablation in Pradaxa® Summary of Product Characteristics

  • The CHMP of the EMA has issued a positive opinion for an update of the Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) for Pradaxa® (dabigatran etexilate)
  • The CHMP recommends to include data showing that catheter ablation can be conducted in patients on 150 mg twice daily Pradaxa®, without interrupting Pradaxa® treatment
  • In RE-CIRCUIT®, uninterrupted Pradaxa® showed less major bleeding than warfarin in atrial fibrillation... Continue Reading

Kuwait partakes in WHO forum on limiting medicines' misuse

September 17, 2017

The Ministry of Health will partake in the World Health Organization's third international challenge forum due in Oman on Sunday.
Dr. Buthaina Al-Mudhaf, in charge of quality health care at the MoH, said in a statement on Saturday that the forum would tackle medical issues namely medicines' side-effects.
The gathering aims at limiting"... Continue Reading

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