ICRC Reports Ethiopian Hospitals Strained by War

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), in a report, said that the conflict in Northern Ethiopia, which has been going on for nearly a year and a half, has severely strained health facilities.   According to the report, …

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UK NHS Vacant Bed Level Drops to Lowest Level

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Experts warned that the ‘unsustainable pressure’ would affect attempts to tackle the millions of patients waiting for care, as NHS hospitals struggle with fewer spare beds this time than at any point of the COVID-19 pandemic. Data showed that only …

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Sri Lankan Doctors Warn of Medicine Shortage Consequences Amid Economic Crisis

Sri Lankan doctors have warned that all hospitals in the country could collapse and a catastrophic number of people could die if medicine shortage and power cuts continue. Dr. Senal Fernando, secretary at the Government Medical Officers Association, said that …

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UAE, and Bangladesh Confer on Strengthen Cooperation in Health Sector

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) on Friday said it has a plan to work with the Bangladesh Health Ministry in enhancing cooperation in the health sector, including pharmaceutical manufacturing and medical licensing. Dr. Mohammad Salim Al Olama, …

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Hong Kong Plans Wuhan-Style Hospital as Cases Skyrocket

Hong Kong officials said they are rushing to build a Wuhan-style temporary hospital as the country’s healthcare infrastructure faces a surge that experts said is likely to overwhelm its already stretched capacity. The Chinese Special Administrative Region (SAR) reported 1,340 …

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Armenia, Iran Discuss Cooperation In Healthcare Sector

Armenia’s Health Minister, Anahit Avanesyan met with Iranian Ambassador to Yerevan Abbas Badakhshan Zohouri on Wednesday, where both sides discussed bilateral issues, including steps to increase cooperation in the health sectors, her office said in a statement. Besides healthcare cooperation, …

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Thailand Suspends Quarantine-free Entry Indefinitely Amid New COVID-19 Outbreak

The Thai government has extended the suspension of quarantine-free entry for fully vaccinated tourists on Friday after a jump in new coronavirus cases linked to the Omicron variant. Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) spokesman Taweesilp Visanuyothin said that the …

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Thailand Raises COVID-19 Alert Level to Four Due to Rising Infections

The Thai Health Ministry Permanent Secretary announced on Thursday that the country raised its COVID-19 alert level from three to four due to rising infections driven by the spread of the Omicron variant. “Thailand has entered a new wave of …

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Singapore Expects Greater Omicron Infection Wave than Delta

Singapore Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said on Wednesday that the country must brace for a greater COVID-19 infection wave from Omicron compared to that from the Delta variant. Ong said the number of Omicron cases at its peak could …

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Australia Reports Record Number of COVID-19 Cases and Hospitalizations

Australian Covid-19 cases soared to a pandemic record as the Omicron variant continued to spread through most of the country, increasing hospitalization rates.  The total number of COVID-19 cases in Australia passed the  milestone of 500,000 on Tuesday, while New …

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