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UAE: Frontliners celebrate Christmas with decorations made from PPE, empty vaccine vials
Ashwani Kumar | Khaleej Times
Filed on 2021-12-25
Healthcare workers at a private hospital are spreading the message of safety and sustainability with their unique Christmas celebrations.  Promoting the 3Rs of sustainability - reduce, reuse and recycle - frontliners at Burjeel Hospital in Dubai have decorated the entire facility with defective and recycled items. More than 100 staff from over 24 departments decked up the hospital premises with defective masks, gloves, personal protective equipment and syringes, empty vaccine vials, recycled tissue papers, plastic cups and medicine bottles, used x-ray films and CDs etc. They also created Christmas trees, Santa Claus, cribs and stars, which the staff said was a novel and satisfying experience of reaching out to the community during the celebrations. Alayka Mae Guinid, a nur ... Read More..
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UAE's ground-breaking progress in cancer research is impressive: Sheikh Nahyan
ashwani Kumar | Khaleej Times
Filed on 2021-12-16
The UAE's ground-breaking progress and advancement in cancer research and treatment are promising, said Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister for Tolerance and Coexistence.   While inaugurating the 9th edition of the two-day International Oncology Conference, Sheikh Nahyan said: “As a layman, I read news stories on the latest advancement in cancer treatment that enhances the ability of the human body to fight the attack of tumour cells with great interest. "I am excited about the potential of artificial intelligence in speeding up the design and testing of new chemotherapeutic drugs and machine learning to target the delivery of these drugs."   The minister emphasised the importance of regular screening in the early diagnosis of cancer and the need for more ... Read More..
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Medeor Hospital opens nephrology department and dialysis centre
Khaleej Times
Filed on 2021-12-15
Medeor Hospital, a 75-bedded multi-specialty hospital, recently opened a full-fledged nephrology department and dialysis centre. The centre's state-of-the-art infrastructure and modern diagnostics tools will cater to all the requirements of patients with kidney-related conditions.  Headed by Dr Paulose Thomas, specialist nephrologist, the center has a multi-disciplinary team of specialists and medical professionals. Each team member possesses rich experience of more than a decade in serving people with nephrological conditions in the UAE.  The nephrology department at Medeor Hospital are fully upskilled to perform hemodialysis and plasmapheresis. It has three dialysis beds for hepatitis-negative patients and a negative-pressure isolation room for hepatitis C patients. The inten ... Read More..
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UAE expat beats deadly bacterial infection after battling for life for 54 days
Jennifer Bell, Al Arabiya English
Filed on 2021-12-06
An Indian expatriate has beaten a rare and deadly bacterial infection after struggling between life and death for 54 days in a private hospital in the United Arab Emirates.   Nitesh Sadanand Madgaocar, a 42-year-old driver from the Indian state of Goa, was diagnosed with cepacia syndrome – a bacterial infection with a high mortality rate of 75 percent.   Cepacia syndrome is a fatal condition affecting the respiratory system combined with multiple organ failures.   Presented with critical COVID-19 symptoms A resident of the UAE for 27 years, Nitesh had returned to Abu Dhabi after a vacation in the last week of August. He developed fever and weakness while quarantining in his room in Musaffah.   On August 28, two days after the onset of fever, h ... Read More..