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Sandstorms in the UAE: 9 most frequently asked questions answered
Khaleej Times
Filed on 2022-05-18
The sandstorm that swept in from the desert and blotted major landmarks in Dubai yesterday continued to blanket the UAE on Wednesday, reducing visibility, and triggering allergies and respiratory disorders among residents.   The National Center of Meteorology said the dust was caused by fresh northwesterly winds with speeds clocking up to 40km/hr until 4pm on Wednesday and rough seas with waves reaching six feet in the Arabian Gulf, until 12 noon on Thursday. Electronic signs along Dubai highways warned drivers to reduce their speed because of the reduced visibility for the second day.   What causes sandstorms? Sandstorms, also called dust storms, occur when winds strengthen to the point where they're able to lift the loose top layer of sand off the ground and blow th ... Read More..
UAE nurses of VPS Healthcare set two Guinness World Records in Abu Dhabi
Gulf News Report
Filed on 2022-05-12
Abu Dhabi: As many as 1,600 nurses from the UAE have set two Guinness World Records titles at an event organised on International Nurses Day celebrated worldwide on May 12. The nurses who participate in the event to set a new record work at Burjeel Medical City for VPS Healthcare, a key health care provider in the UAE. The event began with a silent prayer for front line nurse Lezly Orine Ocampo, who passed away in the line of duty during the pandemic. Officials from the Guinness World Record, global authority on record-breaking achievements, were present at the event where 1,600 participants set a new record for the largest gathering of people dressed as nurses. RecordsKanzy El Defrawy, official adjudicator from Guinness World Records who was present to verify the record attemp ... Read More..
Hospital walls fill with 'thank you' notes to honour healthcare heroes on Emirates Medical Day
Filed on 2022-05-09
Celebrating the maiden Emirates Medical Day, UAE’s first female Emirati music composer, a popular band from India and an Arab singer have come together in a video album produced by a healthcare group to pay tribute to frontline heroes.  Marking the occasion, VPS Healthcare released a heart-warming video, and at its facilities across the country, the group set up designated walls where patients could write and stick their wishes and messages for the frontline workers.  Themed ‘The Emirates Appreciates You’, the first Emirates Medical Day is being observed in recognition of the crucial role of medical professionals in preserving the health of the community members.  This initiative to designate a specific day to celebrate healthcare workers follows a decis ... Read More..
Eid Al Fitr 2022: Wheelchair-bound patients attend special prayers held by Abu Dhabi hospital
Khaleej Times
Filed on 2022-05-02
As people around the country congregate to mark Eid Al Fitr prayers early in the morning, an Abu Dhabi hospital left no stone unturned to spread the festive cheer among its patients. Burjeel Medical City, in Mohammed Bin Zayed City, arranged special Eid day prayers at the hospital's atrium for the patients and their family members, who were also joined by the hospital’s medical team and management. More than 75 long-term patients at Burjeel Darak – the hospital’s long-term care and rehabilitation wing, along with other patients and their family members joined in the prayer held at 6.15am. The hospital made special arrangements to take bed-ridden and wheel-chair bound patients to the prayer area with the support of the medical staff. They surprised the patients by gifti ... Read More..