Health insurance has been made mandatory for all the residents in Dubai, under a new law passed on Tuesday.
The long-awaited Health Insurance Law, endorsed by Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, stipulates that it is the responsibility of employers to provide all their employees with health insurance schemes.
The law ensures better healthcare for Emiratis, expatriate residents and visitors and will strengthen “the competitive status of Dubai locally, regionally and internationally,” said Eng. Eisa Al Maidoor, director General of Dubai Health Authority.
The law comes into effect next year, and it is expected to take three years for the emirate’s entire population to be covered. Currently, only a third of the city’s population of three million is insured.
Once implemented, residency visas will not be granted unless applicants have a valid health insurance. Read more
Diabetes takes the lives of almost 4 million people every year. In a study done in the US more or less 7 million people are undiagnosed.
The UAE is ranked second highest worldwide for diabetes prevalence. About 19.5% the of population is currently living with diabetes according to statistics released by the Imperial College London Diabetes Centre at the Arab Health Congress in 2010.
It was also discovered that 40 per cent of residents over 60 have diabetes and the number is expected to increase over the coming years. Diabetes mellitus constitutes 75 per cent of deaths among UAE nationals and 31 per cent among non-nationals. Read more
As most parents are aware, it is very important for your child to establish a trusting relationship with their dentist. Too many parents themselves have dealt with years of dental phobia due to a bad experience at a young age. Throughout Dubai there are a number of Paediatric Dentists (or children’s dentists) that can deal with severe cases and perform treatment under general anaesthetic if needed. For those children with run-of-the-mill, relatively healthy teeth and lifestyles, a General Dentist is more than adequate, and likely more affordable.
When it comes to kids (and adults alike) prevention is always better than cure. Establishing good oral hygiene habits from an early age, will mean your child will probably never have a bad experience at the dentist. This can be done by attending Read more
Every Friday morning Ripe will host their Food and craft Market at Safa Park, close to gate 5 by The Archive. They will have over 100 stall holders participating each week!
Each week you will find Ripe’s fresh organic fruit and vegetables as well as a wide selection of other local foodies selling delicious gourmet and speciality ingredients. Be sure to bring your picnic blanket and hamper ready to fill.
There will be arts and crafts, plenty of activities for the kiddies to enjoy, music, live cooking stations, workshops for the artistic, athletic and culinary alike! In addition to all these activities there will be friendly and fun Open Air Yoga classes hosted by Phoenix Rising. Read more
Infertility primarily refers to the biological inability of a person to contribute to conception. There are many biological causes of infertility, some which may be bypassed with medical intervention. Reproductive endocrinologists, the doctors specializing in infertility, consider a couple to be infertile if: Read more
Emirates Home Nursing (EHN) is a licensed professional home nursing and care agency which prides itself on providing a superior quality of medical and non-medical services for the elderly, adults and pregnant women.
Registered with the Dubai Health Authority, Emirates Home Nursing was established to offer its services in the privacy of the patient/client’s own home.
With a clear understanding of behavioural patterns and stimulation requirements of babies, infants and children of different age groups, EHN offer the highest quality of childcare and babysitting services for new born babies, children, even those with special needs. Read more