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Two-year-old Yemeni girl treated in Abu Dhabi hospital for rare congenital anomaly
Samihah Zaman | Gulf News
Filed on 2021-07-28
Abu Dhabi: A two-year-old Yemeni girl, born with a rare medical condition — in which her rectum, vagina and urinary tract were all fused into a single external opening — has been successfully treated in Abu Dhabi.   S. Taleb was diagnosed with the condition, known as a cloacal malformation, as a three-month-old, when Dr Amin El Gohary, consultant paediatric surgeon at Burjeel Hospital, visited Yemen on a charity mission hosted by Burjeel’s parent company, VPS Healthcare. This kind of a condition is seen only once in 50,000 live births. Complex case “This was a complex case. Taleb’s rectum, vagina and urinary tract were merged into one long exit channel when we first saw her. The child also had ambiguous genitalia that resembled a male child& ... Read More..
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Fake job alert: UAE healthcare group warns of recruitment scam
Ashwani Kumar | Khaleej Times
Filed on 2021-07-28
Just a month after hundreds of nurses fell victim to a recruitment scamin the UAE, an Abu Dhabi-based healthcare group has warned about fake job offers targeting gullible aspirants. VPS Healthcare said it noticed fake employment contracts were being sent out to aspirants in the name of its unit Response Plus Medical Services (RPM). Located in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and the northern emirates, RPM provides medical support for the oil and gas sector, chemical industries, and major construction sites, as well as ambulance services for educational institutions, labour accommodations and shopping malls.Officials from VPS Healthcare said that an employment contract suggests an advanced stage of the scam by bogus recruitment agencies offering non-existent jobs. One of the aspirants who re ... Read More..
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UAE-based group transforms primary health centre, ruined in 2018 Kerala floods, into premium health facility
Sajila Saseendran | Gulf News
Filed on 2021-07-27
Dubai: A UAE-based health-care group has rebuilt a primary health centre in the Indian state of Kerala, which was ruined in the flash floods in 2018. Abu Dhabi-headquartered VPS Healthcare has transformed the flood-ravaged primary health centre (PHC) in Vazhakkad, a rural area in Malappuram district, into a premium family health centre (FHC), which, according to Pinarayi Vijayan, the state’s chief minister, is India’s largest. “India’s largest health centre is ready at Vazhakkad, Malappuram. Earlier PHC, destroyed in floods of 2018, is now upgraded into an FHC. Thanks to @drshamsheervp ‘s VPS Healthcare, a 15,000 sq.ft. facility with world class amenities has come up under Rebuild Kerala Initiative,” Vijayan said in a Twitter post on Wednesday. A video ... Read More..
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Covid in UAE: Doctors say most critical patients are unvaccinated
Saman Haziq | Khaleej Times
Filed on 2021-07-27
A 40-year-old man is fighting for his life in Dubai after he was struck with Covid-19 around three weeks ago. It is not clear which variant of Covid-19 took him down, but what was clear was that he had not taken any of the vaccines. MB, a businessman, was gasping for air when he was rushed to a nearby hospital. He had high fever for the last four days, but he didn’t visit a doctor as he thought he would get okay by popping a couple of Panadols, but what made matters worse was his Type 1 diabetes. Speaking from the intensive care unit (ICU) unit of Medeor Hospital, Dubai, Dr Prasanna Kumar, critical care specialist and ICU in-charge, said all the current patients in the hospital’s ICU are those who are not vaccinated. “This is why most of them are severely affected and ... Read More..