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AME Info, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Healthcare Briefs

July 28, 2008

By AME Info, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Jul. 28–QATAR MEDS SUFFER POOR LOGISTICS: According to Pharma World Holdings, shortage of medicines in Qatar is due to lack of logistic capabilities among local distributors that are heavily relied upon by international manufacturers. Pharma World said it is the lack of tools, training, financial backbone or updated software infrastructure to handle ever-increasing logistics requirements, wherein many small distributors do not have the capacity to invest.

WELCARE INTRODUCES AVIATION MEDICINE: Welcare Diagnostic and Treatment Center has introduced aviation medicine, apart from its regular medical ENT services. Aviation medicine is a branch of preventive or occupational medicine treating conditions to which aircrews and air travelers are susceptible. Problems range from life support measures to recognizing an ear block in an infant. With the summer travel season, there is an increased number of patients suffering from ear problems.

TAWAM PATIENTS UP BY 113 PERCENT: Tawam Hospital has registered a 113 percent increase in in-patient admissions in a year, Gulf News has reported. The increase in patients are attributed to elderly people, increasing cases of type II diabetes, obesity and a rapidly expanding population. The hospital is planning to open more satellite clinics as its satellite primary healthcare centre in Al Naima has also seen a 12 percent in the number of out-patients this year.

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