Archive for the 'Health' Category

36% of Qatar population use tobacco

Some 36% of Qatar’s population use tobacco in one form or other and 10% of the smokers in the country are children, a Public Health and Disease Control consultant said yesterday. Speaking at a one-day symposium organised by the Supreme Council of Health to highlight the harmful effects of second-hand smoke, Hamad Medical Corporation’s Smoking […]

Qatar Midday Summer Work Ban

Ministry of Labour has warned all construction companies to abide by the summer outdoor work ban that comes into force on Tuesday. Any firm which fails to comply with the rule, which outside work between 11.30am and 3pm, until August 31, could see their worksite closed for a month, the Peninsula reports.

Cancer diagnosis and treatment monitoring is set to become at least 17 times cheaper, faster and accurate in Qatar, according to a report. The test is being conducted at the Cancer Molecular Medicine (CMM) section of HMC’s Molecular Genetics Laboratory, it added. The laboratory along with Al Amal Hospital has created an easier and quicker […]

Under the title of “Advances in Medical Genetics”, the second Qatar Genetics Symposium participants have discussed prevalence of genetic diseases in the Middle East and strategies for their treatment and prevention. The event, which is sponsored by Hamad Medical Corporation and Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, brought together yesterday a number of experts and […]

Qatar invests in medical brain gain

Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar inspires next generation of physicians with overseas medical doctorate degree – the first US University to do so Qatar is beginning to reap the benefits from attracting regional and international students to study for an overseas medical doctorate degree at first class educational institutions such as Weill Cornell Medical […]

In a regional first, Qatar has embarked on a major initiative to establish a world-class biomedical research programme with the aim of 120 scientists, technicians and support staff in place within five years, details of which were presented at the Arab Health exhibition in Dubai today. The initiative is being spearheaded by Qatar Foundation for […]

VICE-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, yesterday visited Qatar pavilion at the Arab Health Exhibition and Congress being held in Dubai. Headed by the Ministry of Health, a consortium of educational institutions and healthcare organisations from Qatar is taking part in the exhibition under […]

The Sidra Medical and Research Centre, under the Qatar Foundation, is the biggest healthcare project in the Gulf region, according to a research published recently. Countries in the region are spending almost $14bn in the healthcare sector according to the Proleads, which maintains the most comprehensive database of the projects in the region. The spending […]

INDIAN healthcare group KIMS has launched its third project in GCC countries by opening a polyclinic, KIMS Qatar Medical Centre at Wakrah, an official said yesterday. The new venture is run by a partnership between Coastal Healthcare Management, Doha and KIMS Hospital Group, Thiruvananthapuram, India. KIMS Qatar Medical Centre (KQMC) will initially offer services in […]