Jun 18, 2016

First successful organ transplant surgery in UAE

Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA) announced today that the Mohammad Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) successfully carried out the first organ transplant surgery in Dubai, in collaboration with Mediclinic City Hospital. The surgery was performed on 8 June, on a 29-year old Emirati woman.

The kidney, from a deceased donor provided through KSA’s Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation, was transported from Riyadh to Dubai by a medical evacuation plane. The transplantation surgery was conducted in Mediclinic City Hospital in Dubai Healthcare City. The surgery was also supported by the Ministry of Health and Prevention, and the UAE National Organ Transplant Committee.

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Grandma’s viral tweet gets special thanks from Google :  According to a report in BBC, Google UK tweeted a thanks message to 86-year-old May Ashworth saying, "In a world of billions of searches, yours made us smile" for her 'polite search'. The British grandmother has charmed the internet with her search reading: "Please translate these roman numerals mcmxcviii thank you." The search was discovered by her 25-year-old grandson Ben Eckersley who was visiting her. While looking through her computer, Ben stumbled upon what she had typed into Google. Finding it interesting, Ben then tweeted a photo of his grandmother's polite search on Google and it went viral.

Abu Dhabi imposes airport and hotel taxes:  Abu Dhabi is imposing taxes on airline passengers and hotel guests. An Abu Dhabi Government’s Official Gazette says that airline passengers departing from or transiting through Abu Dhabi International Airport will be charged an airport tax of AED 35 ($9.53) from June 30, 2016. It also mentioned about imposing a 4 percent municipality tax on hotel bills, as well as a AED 15 charge per night per room, from the beginning of this month.

Haj Camp begins today: Chartered flights for fly Haj pilgrims from 21 August:  Chartered flights will begin flying pilgrims on 21 August, the Telungana State Haj Committee (SHC) in announced on Friday in Hyderabad. For which, the Haj camp begins today. The pilgrims are scheduled to leave the city from 21 August to 28 August to the city of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. Everyday two Air India flights with a capacity of 340 passengers each will leave from the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), he said. The pilgrims will then be taken to Mecca and from there to Medina. Pilgrims are scheduled to return from Medina from October 4 to October 8, he added. The last date for making the second installment of Haj payment is July 2.

 

A mother of two, the kidney receiver was suffering kidney failure due to diabetes. The kidney from a deceased donor was provided through the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation (SCOT) in Saudi Arabia, the reference centre for organ transplant in the GCC, led by Dr Faissal Shaheen.


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First successful organ transplant surgery in UAE
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UAE FNC’s new law to ban ownership of exotic animals
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