The Royal Hospital

The Minister of Health His Excellency Dr. Ahmed Al Saidi inaugurated the 11-bed acute stroke unit at the Royal Hospital on 19 February 2014. This stroke unit, led by Dr. Amal Al Hashmi, and actively supported by the Neurology, Adult ER and Acute Medicine specialties, aims to provide medical and nursing care to patients presenting in the immediate post-stroke period, particularly those who are eligible for thrombolytic treatment.

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Critical Care Outreach: The Royal Hospital Director General Dr. Qasem Al Salmi, on 10th February 2014, inaugurated the Critical Care Outreach Workshop and the Pediatric Rapid Response Training Program.

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His Excellency Dr. Ahmed Al Saidi, Minister of Health inaugurated the Stem Cell & Cellular Therapeutics Unit on 4th of December 2013. After four years of hard work, this unit was activated in November 2013 to run an autologous stem cell transplant program, particularly to provide high quality hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HPCs) and related cellular products for management of patients with multiple myeloma, relapsed Hodgkin’s lymphoma, diffused large B cell lymphoma, and solid tumors if indicated.

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March 17, 2014: The Director General Dr. Qasem Al Salmi and the Dy. Director General (Medical) Dr. Kadhim Jaffer Sulaiman commended the Director of Radiology Dr. Saqar Al Tai, Interventional Radiologist Dr. Mahmood Al Hajeri, and the Staff of the Radiology Department on the splendid development in interventional radiology services during the last four years.

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The novel coronavirus: By Carmen Chai - June 3, 2013   

The World Health Organization is calling it “a threat to the entire world.” And with good reason: the new SARS-like virus, named MERS-CoV, has now seeped into a handful of European nations, with 51 lab-confirmed cases, and 30 deaths.

It’s been over a year since the first few cases of the disease were identified in Amman, Jordan. In the past few weeks, it’s gained in speed: over the weekend, three more people died from the new respiratory virus. The first cases appeared in Jordan and Saudi Arabia. In April 2012, the first cluster of two cases – both fatal – tested positive for the coronavirus in Amman, Jordan. By October 2012, a second cluster that included four family members was identified. In that case, two people died, according to the Centers for Disease Control. By October 2010, another family of four was diagnosed with coronavirus. Two people died. So far, most cases appear to be men between 24 and 94 years old.

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