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Dubai’s healthcare sector to continue to witness growth

Knight Frank underlines that the sector's expansion is to be driven by consolidation, public private partnership opportunities, and introduction of highly specialized health services  Dubai is among the most, if not the most, rapidly evolving cities in the world, which embraces knowledge, technology and innovation with open arms. Dubai's ambition of becoming the world's smartest city by 2021 is case in point of this ambition and openness. The healthcare sector is one of corner stones for this rapid change, as it is ticks all the boxes relating to adoption…

Health Overview : The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) with a current estimated population of approximately 32.6 million is the largest country in the GCC. Under Vision 2030, the country is going through fundamental structural changes in all the sectors including the healthcare sector. The Healthcare sector in KSA is undergoing evolution on the back of rapid advancements in technology, research and development (R&D) in line with the global and regional trends. However, healthcare providers and professionals are grappling with several challenges concurrently,…

The 3D principles of ‘Casting and Splinting’

Global orthopaedic splints and casts market was valued at over $2,1 billion in 2017, and is projected to exhibit a CAGR of 6.1 per cent over the forecast period (2018 – 2026), highlighted a new report by Coherent Market Insights. Casts and splints are orthopaedic devices used to protect and support broken or injured bones and joints. They help in immobilizing the injured limb to keep the bone in place until it fully heals. Casts differ from splints because they…

ActiPatch -A ‘drug free’ solution to chronic pain

“The new understanding of chronic pain is that nerves essentially 'learn' the pain over time and become hypersensitive. This is the reason why NSAID's and other pain relief drugs work poorly, since they do not target the underlying problem,” explains Sree Koneru, Ph.D., Product Development VP of Bioelectronics Corporation According to Pain Doctor, around 126 million American adults  or more than half of all adults – experience some sort of pain over the course of any three- month period of time.…

Touching lives with high-quality affordable healthcare

As a diversified business conglomerate with business interests in 20 sectors in the UAE and other countries, the Thumbay Group moves forward with major expansion plans and plans to raise the size of its workforce to 25,000 -By Vasujit Kalia Introduction Dr Thumbay Moideen, Founder President of Thumbay Group, didn't know his life was about to change when he had a chance meeting with the ruling family of Ajman. Since then there has been no looking back for him. Right…