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UAE medical tourism sales up by 5.5%, reaching Dh12b in 2018

Medical tourism sales in the UAE increased 5.5 percent year-over-year to reach Dh12.1 billion in 2018, with growth supported by several government-led initiatives and the rising number of medical tourists in the country, a new analysis released by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry revealed. The analysis, based on recent data from Euromonitor International and Fitch Solutions, found that health expenditure in the UAE amounted to an estimated Dh50.3 billion in 2018, marking a 5.4 percent increase compared to the…

After 2 years of battling infertility, couple is now expecting

Fakih IVF Center, one of the leading infertility centres in the GCC region, has once again helped a couple achieve their dream of starting their own family. Committed to supporting families battling infertility, the fertility centre randomly selects one couple from among its consultative patients to receive an IVF cycle, free of charge, each year, during National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW). This year, the centre chose Mr and Mrs Hawi during the NIAW week held in April. Treated by Dr…

Emirates SkyCargo strengthens its pharma capabilities

Reinforcing its position as the global market leader for the air transport of temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals, Emirates SkyCargo has significantly boosted its world wide pharma handling capabilities and infrastructure. New dedicated pharma facility at Chicago Emirates Sky Cargo has commenced handling pharmaceutical cargo at a new purpose-built facility in Chicago. The facility, dedicated solely for pharmaceutical shipments, is spread over 1,000 sq. metres, with scope for additional expansion and provides comprehensive protection for pharma cargo through temperature controlled zones for…

Artificial Intelligence a Key Growth Enabler for UAE’s Healthcare Sector: Al Zahra Hospital

Al Zahra Hospital Dubai (AZHD), striving to embody the principles propagated by the ‘UAE Vision 2021 National Agenda for Health’, is aiming to be one of the early adopters of Ar tificial intelligence (AI) backed technologies. To fast-track this process, AZHD has further strengthened its partnership with Siemens Healthineers, one of the largest healthcare providers in the world. Healthcare specialists are often challenged with unwanted variability and inconsistent results, when people of different physiologies and anatomies are examined during MRI…

Al Qassimi Hospital to operate complex paediatric open-heart surgeries

Paediatric open-heart surgery has now become available at the Al Qassimi Hospital for Women and Children in Sharjah. The procedure was launched by the Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, as part of its vision to meet patient requirements and utilises innovative techniques that conform with international quality medical standards. In a statement today, the ministry said that the service will meet the growing need for paediatric heart surgery, and has hired a specialised team of experts and doctors, who…