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United Arab Emirates: Trauma Center Conducts Outreach Educational Program for Non-Trauma Practitioners


Doha: The Trauma Center at Hamad Medical Corporation ( HMC ) is conducting a specially designed Outreach Educational Program for non-trauma practitioners on the care of patients with trauma injuries. The program aims to improve the capacity of general hospitals in outlying areas of the country to manage trauma patients with less severe injuries. "The idea is that the hospitals that serve the outlying areas of the country will be able to manage a number of trauma patients that do not need to come to Hamad General Hospital (HGH) - where the Trauma Center is based - because they have small injuries," said Dr. Rifat Latifi, P
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United Arab Emirates: KIMS Group Expands Medical Facilities in Bahrain through RBH Medex Medical Centre, Riffa


Manama, Bahrain: The KIMS Group has announced expansion of its operations in Bahrain by acquiring Medex Medical Centre, a dynamic healthcare facility in the Riffa area. The facility, now renamed as RBH Medex, will have access to Royal Bahrain Hospital's specialty doctors and infrastructure, increasing its patient capacity to 150 patients a day in comparison to a mere 17 patients a day earlier. RBH Medex will be a 24/7 medical centre with state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, multi-specialty clinics and an extension of RBH's Outpatient Department Services. A large panel of doctors including General Practitioners, Family Doctors and othe
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United Arab Emirates: 'Supersize' Ambulance for Obese in Dubai


Dubai: A supersize ambulance to cope with the growing number of obese patients in the emirate has been unveiled by the Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services. The Dirham 1 million vehicle, the first of its kind here, features a lift gate capable of hoisting 300kg and an extra wide stretcher. The corporation received the ambulance from the Al Habtoor Group on September 3 Thursday as part of the group’s participation in serving the community. The supersize ambulance, known as ‘a bariatric ambulance’, has larger doors and more space inside. It has also been fitted with specially-strengthened stretchers capable of expanding
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United Arab Emirates: Drill Tests Emergency Response at Al Ahli Sports Club


Dubai: Dubai: Volunteers, police, the Civil Defence, Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services and Al Ahli Sports Club representatives took part in an emergency drill on October 7 Monday morning to test the club’s response plans for managing a critical incident at its stadium. The drill simulated an explosion, fire and a mass-casualty scenario and tested evacuation procedures, emergency medical responses and communication and coordination among officials and agencies. Firefighters, police and ambulance personnel helped two ‘victims’ of a mock explosion while personnel from Dubai Police’s Department of Emergency and Se
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United Arab Emirates: Supersized Ambulance for Supersized Patients


  Dubai: When Dubai Corporation for Ambulatory Services (DCAS) recently received a call to transport an Emirati woman to a public hospital, little did its staff realise how different the case would be. The woman, suffering from kidney disease and a host of other problems, weighed 400kg. Unable to move her into an ambulance on their own, the health authorities had to request the Civil Defence department to pitch in. With the help of 15 personnel, it took five hours for the woman to be finally transferred. The woman, considered the heaviest person to be hospitalised in Dubai, may have been an extreme case. But there are a growing number
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