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Tested positive for Covid-19 while pregnant? Here’s what you need to know
Gulf News
Filed on 2021-06-27
Dr Sausan Abdul Rahman of Burjeel Hospital gives the low-down on what to expect   Covid-19 infection during pregnancy has been a challenge for all obstetricians in terms of management, complications and mode of delivery, says Dr Sausan Abdul Rahman, Consultant — Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Burjeel Hospital. GN Focus talks to Dr Sausan to learn more.  What’s the impact of Covid-19 on pregnant women and their babies? Current evidence suggests that if you develop Covid-19 during pregnancy it is unlikely to cause problems for you or your unborn baby. There is no increase in the risk of miscarriage if you get the infection in the early stages of pregnancy. Transmission of coronavirus from a woman to her baby during pregnancy or childbirth, which is known as verti ... Read More..
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UAE communities urged to help youth say no to drugs
Nandini Sircar | Khaleej Times
Filed on 2021-06-27
The UAE has zero-tolerance for drug abuse. On Saturday, International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, top officials and experts led discussions on how everyone — from homes to schools — can do their part in protecting the country against the drug menace.  Lt-Gen Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, on Saturday tweeted his gratitude to the community for their efforts in fighting drugs.  “On the International Anti-Drug Day, I would like to thank and appreciate everyone who contributed to protecting himself, his family, his community, his country or the world from the scourge of drugs. I thank the UAE Anti-Narcotics Council headed by Lieutenant-General Dhahi Khalfan for their excellent results and I warn ... Read More..
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UAE hits 15 million vaccine doses, leads world rankings
Ashwani Kumar | Khaleej Times
Filed on 2021-06-27
The UAE's National Vaccination Programme scales a new milestone of administering 15 million doses and keeping the top rank in the vaccine distribution rate globally.  On Saturday, authorities announced that as many as 103,196 vaccine doses were given in the last 24 hours to reach an overall 15.04 million doses at a distribution rate of 152.10 doses per 100 people. The achievement assumes greater significance as it comes on a week when the WHO's Covid-19 epidemiological update revealed the Delta variant - a more transmissible strain of Covid-19 - being reported in 85 countries worldwide, including GCC countries barring the UAE.Medical experts lauded the UAE's management of Covid situation till date with RT-PCR testing, tracking and tracing app, world-class treatment, quarantine a ... Read More..
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Covid-19: UAE doctors explain the Delta variant
Nandini Sircar & Ashwani Kumar | Khaleej Times
Filed on 2021-06-24
The Delta variant of Covid-19, which is rapidly circulating in some parts of the world, can be a serious cause of concern, if people remain unvaccinated, as compared to other existing variants. Medical experts have urged residents to get vaccinated as the Delta variant of Covid-19 — first identified in India — has now been detected in other GCC countries.  According to the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) recent epidemiological update, the Delta variant has been found in Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar. Except for Oman, the WHO confirmed the findings in other GCC nations through its official sources. In Oman, the WHO said the information was received from unofficial sources and will be reviewed.  The World Health Organisation (WHO) has renamed ... Read More..