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‫جمعت ميدي Meddy منصة حجز المواعيد مع الأطباء 2.5 مليون دولار في جولة التمويل أ

دبئی ، متحدہ عرب امارات 3 نوفمبر/تشرين ثاني، 2019 /PRNewswire/ — جمعت ميدي Meddy وهي منصة إلكترونية لحجوزات مواعيد الأطباء عبر الإنترنت 2.5 مليون دولار في المرحلة الأولى من التمويل لتوسع نطاق عملها في دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة.

تساعد منصة ميدي المرضى في العثور على أفضل الأطباء وحجز المواعيد معهم، بحيث تتيح للمرضى العثور على الأطباء الأكثر ملائمة لاحتياجاتهم بناءً على مجموعة واسعة من التصفيات مثل لغات تحدث الطبيب، ومنطقة تواجد العيادة، والعلاجات التي يقدمها الطبيب، وآراء المرضى وغيرها.

توفر منصة ميدي أيضًا مجموعة من المنتجات للعيادات وفرق التسويق الخاصة بهم لإدارة الحجوزات ومتابعة آراء المرضى وتحليلها وتقييمها، بحيث تساعد العيادات على تحسين وجودها عبر الإنترنت وجذب مرضى جدد. في قطر والإمارات العربية المتحدة زادت منصة ميدي بشكل كبير من ربحية المشتركين معها من خلال جذب مرضى جدد لهم.

تأسست هذه المنصة الإلكترونية  في عام 2016، وتعتبر أكبر منصة الكترونية لحجز الأطباء في قطر. وفي عام 2018 توسع نطاق عمل ميدي إلى دبي والشارقة. وسوف تتوسع إلى أبوظبي والإمارات الأخرى قريباً.

تمت المرحلة الأولى من التمويل من قبل كل من Modus Capital ومقرها نيويورك، وبمشاركة 212 Capital وQSTP وKasamar Holdings و (Dharmendra Ghai (Health Tech Angel وInnoway وغيرها.

قال كريم الصيرفي، شريك في مودوس كابيتال والذي سينضم قريباً إلى مجلس إدارة ميدي: “إننا نعتبر ميدي القائد الصاعد والقادم في تقديم خدمات الحجز للعيادات في دول مجلس التعاون الخليجي. لقد أثبت حارث، المدير التنفيذي لشركة ميدي ، و فريقه بأنهم يفهمون احتياجات عملائهم بوضوح، وأن التعليقات الإيجابية والقيمة المضافة التي يقدمونها قد خلقت أساسًا قويًا جدًا للنمو الإقليمي السريع، نحن مسرورون لانضمام شركة ميدي لمحفظتنا الاستثمارية. نتطلع قدما لمساعدتهم ودعمهم في نموهم المستمر ونجاحهم الباهر.”

وقال حارث أغادي ، المدير التنفيذي لشركة ميدي: “خلال الأشهر الستة الماضية ، قمنا بأكثر من مضاعفة حجوزاتنا وشبكة مقدمي الخدمات في دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة. نحن متحمسون لتوفير المزيد من الدعم لمواصلة العمل في مهمتنا على مساعدة المرضى على اتخاذ قرارات صحية مستنيرة.”

تعمل ميدي مع كبار مقدمي الرعاية الصحية مثل ان ام سي، مستشفى زليخة، المستشفى الأمريكي، مستشفى الزهراء، وغيرهم، لتزويد المرضى بتشكيلة واسعة من الأطباء للاختيار من بينهم.

قامت ميدي بتسهيل وتنظيم أكثر من مائة ألف حجز حتى الآن، وتتلقى المنصة آلاف الحجوزات شهريًا، حيث حققت أكثر من 50 مليون دولار من الفواتير للمستشفيات والعيادات في قطر والإمارات العربية المتحدة. تتلقى الشركة عدة آلاف من الحجوزات شهريًا من خلال منصتها وسيكون الاستخدام الرئيسي للاستثمار الحالي هو زيادة تحويلات هذه الحجوزات.

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Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash chairs meeting of ‘Committee for Goods and Materials Subject to Import and Export Control’, launches website.

The Committee for Goods and Materials Subject to Import and Export Control (CGMSIEC) has held a meeting under the chairmanship of Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, and Chairman of the Committee, with the presence of its members and representatives from concerned Government authorities.

Talal Mohammed Al Tenaiji, Director of the Executive Office for the Committee, reviewed the meeting’s agenda and presented the work of the Committee and its Executive Office for 2018 and 2019. He also presented the outcomes of local workshops and training programmes, as well as the outcomes of the Regional Workshop on Chemical Safety and Security and its accompanying exhibition which featured Government institutions that specialise in chemical accident prevention, reflecting the pioneering experience of the UAE in export control and non-proliferation.

The meeting also reviewed the latest developments pertaining to the Committee’s obligations towards fulfilling the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council, the Chemical Weapons Convention, and the Executive Office’s existing and future initiatives.

The participants also discussed developments related to the implementation of Cabinet Resolution No. (20) 2019 on the UAE’s list of terrorists and the implementation of the UN Security Council resolutions on preventing and combating the financing of terrorism. They also revised the amendments to Federal Law No. (13) of 2007 on goods subject to import and export control and reviewed the updated list of controlled goods.

Furthermore, the Committee launched its website which features a page of the laws and regulations, a table listing goods subject to import and export control, three types of e-services for strategic commodities, chemical goods and armoured vehicle permits, and latest news and events.

In line with the Cabinet Resolution No. (20) for 2019 concerning the UAE list of terrorists and the implementation of UN Security Council resolutions on the suppression and combating of terrorism, terrorists financing, and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, the contents of the website’s page featuring the “International and Domestic Sanctions List” were displayed.

Moreover, an explanation was given on the mechanism used by the Committee’s Executive Office in handling updates made to the United Nations Security Council Consolidated List and the domestic terrorism list, and how they are immediately shared with the concerned entities.

Gargash praised the active role of Committee members, stressing the importance of continuing to support the Committee’s responsibilities to meet the obligations of the state, namely towards the UN Security Council and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and government agencies.

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid praises relations with China, promises unique Expo 2020 Dubai experience.

In an exclusive interview with China’s state TV broadcaster China Central Television, CCTV, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, applauded the strong relations that the UAE and the People’s Republic of China have built since establishing diplomatic ties in 1984.

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed praised China’s rapid growth in the construction, education and technology sectors, which offers an example for others. His Highness had predicted the rise of Chinese global influence a decade ago and had observed that the balance of power is shifting east.

During the interview, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said he holds the Chinese President Xi Jinping in high regard and considers him a great example for a leader.

He praised the launch of the Silk Road initiative, which is aligned with President Xi Jinping’s vision for global economic cooperation.

“The Silk Road is highly important for the UAE and we have allocated $3 billion to contribute to this mega project. The Chinese President has revived the Silk Road, which connects the West with the East and vice versa,” Sheikh Mohammed said.

“The UAE was the first to support the Silk Road project. We manage 77 ports around the world, and this project is important to us. Investing in it will bring benefits to everyone,” he added.

Sheikh Mohammed invited the CCTV correspondent to tour the Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve, which is considered the largest unfenced nature reserve in the UAE. His Highness spoke of the desert and how it is an integral part of the UAE’s character. “We are the sons of this desert, it is our treasure. For some, the desert is arduous and dangerous, but for us, we know it well and it has taught us valuable lessons,” His Highness said.

“Dubai was once small, but the determination of its people was great. Now, we look forward to Dubai becoming the ‘perfect city.’ We want it to serve as a model for countries seeking to evolve. For me, the word ‘impossible’ doesn’t exist, it was invented by the weak,” he stressed.

“We have created plans for all our emirates for the next several years. We are continuing the hard work, and Dubai and the UAE will become a role model for the world, particularly in the Middle East, in education, health, technology and other fields,” His Highness said.

Sheikh Mohammed noted that Dubai is the region’s leading tourist destination and that most Chinese companies in the region have their headquarters in the UAE. “Most Chinese residents in the region live in the UAE. Today, the Chinese can find their visas waiting for them at our airports,” His Highness added.

Talking about plans for Expo 2020 Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed said that Dubai has learned from Shanghai’s organisation of the 2010 Expo, adding that China’s experience is a perfect example to build on.

“We have promised the world that Expo 2020 Dubai will be the best in the world, with many surprises in store. I invite you and the people of China to visit Expo 2020 in Dubai,” His Highness told the CCTV correspondent.

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed attends Foreign Ministry Flag Day celebrations.

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, MoFAIC, attended the country’s ‘Flag Day’ celebrations at the ministry today.

The Day, marked annually on 3rd November, celebrates the accession of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan as the president of the country.

Sheikh Abdullah raised the flag on the main mast at the ministry’s office in Abu Dhabi, in the presence of a number of MoFAIC’s senior officials, directors, and the ministry’s employees.

Sheikh Abdullah extended his congratulations to all employees on the occasion, which he said expresses feelings of pride of the nation and the renewal of loyalty to the country and leadership.

The celebration is part of an initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, on 3rd November, 2013, which became a popular and ongoing national campaign to raise the UAE’s flag high as an expression of gratitude for the founders of the country.

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

UAE condemns terrorist attack in Mali.

The UAE has strongly condemned the terrorist attack that targeted a military post in Indelimane, north of Mali, on Friday and resulted in several deaths and injuries.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation expressed in a statement on Sunday its utter denunciation of this criminal act, which is completely incompatible with all religious and humanitarian values and principles.

The Ministry reiterated the UAE’s principled and unequivocal position rejecting all forms of violence and terrorism and called upon the international community to unify efforts in confronting this dangerous scourge.

It also expressed the UAE’s condolences to the families of the victims while wishing a speedy recovery to the injured.

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Derasat, APSA to hold workshop on “Women and Development in the Gulf”

Manama, The Bahrain Centre for Strategic, International, and Energy Studies (Derasat), in partnership with the American Political Science Association (APSA) in the MENA region, and the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, will organise workshop titled ‘Women and Development in the Gulf’, gathering prominent experts in labor, higher education, and energy, 6-7 November 2019 at Derasat headquarters in Awali, Kingdom of Bahrain.

The workshop will coincide with several national celebrations marking Bahraini Women’s Day, and their contributions to development.

The workshop aims to add value to objective discussions on the economic and social empowerment of women, and enhancing their different levels of participation. The opening will include several presentations on economic development priorities, where experts will discuss the reality of Bahraini women’s participation, the most notable challenges and impediments to raising women’s contribution in the national economy, and the necessary mechanisms required for equal opportunities, especially in academic and professional circles.

Derasat Executive Director Mr. Katadah Zaman called the workshop, an addition to the Kingdom’s efforts to better empower half the national human capital that we depend on as a true and sustainable resource, adding that, developing women’s capabilities and raising their profile is part of the overall human development in all advanced societies, and a high-priority national mission in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

This workshop will present some of the latest research on women and development, and it will support and showcase the practices of some female experts from GCC countries. They will hold constructive discussions with their counterparts from different countries, especially the United States, he added.

Mr. Zaman also highlighted the anticipated recommendations on raising the profile of women’s contribution on various levels, calling for further entrusting women in Arab societies to increase their effective input in building nations. He said, Derasat values the efforts of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, King of the Kingdom of Bahrain, in continuously supporting Bahraini women, and His Majesty’s absolute faith in the huge potential they possess, as well as their ability to compete on local, regional, and international levels.

He also praised the efforts of the Supreme Council for Women (SCW) led by Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, wife of HM the King, President of the Supreme Council for Women for Women in enhancing the status and progress of Bahraini women in various fields.

Shaikha Nayla Al Khalifa, Director of Communications and Knowledge, said, The main topics addressed by this workshop for 2019 involves the role of women in the Gulf in higher education, their effective participation in the labor market especially in education, and identifying the main recommendations that field experts will come up with to present to decision-makers in the Kingdom of Bahrain and other GCC countries.

She added, Derasat has enabled a group of leading Bahraini women to get involved in its work and various achievements, highlighted by appointing women as directors in three of its vital directorates, striving to enhance women’s current and future participation in different managerial and research roles.

Notably, the American Political Science Association (APSA) was established in 1903 as a professional organization to study political science, serving more than 11 thousand members in over 100 countries, operating through a number of programs and services for individuals, administrations, and organizations. APSA includes accomplished policy experts in all vocational and academic fields who work on furthering the understanding of political challenges, and enhancing democracy and citizenship around the world.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

Qatar Airways partners with the Ministry of Transport and Communications to widen access to information technology for airline staff

DOHA, Qatar Airways has announced a new partnership with the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) that aims to widen access to information technology to its junior members of staff in Qatar.

To formalise the partnership, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed today at Qatar Information Technology Conference and Exhibition (QITCOM) by Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, and the Assistant Undersecretary of Digital Society Development at MoTC, Ms. Reem Al Manoori, in the presence of the Minister of Transport and Communications, His Excellency Mr. Jassim Bin Saif Al Sulaiti.

The partnership, which falls under MoTC’s Better Connections Program, will see hundreds of computers installed at Qatar Airways company accommodation, the delivery of IT training for Qatar Airways staff through workshops and e-learning courses, and the development of digital resources for the airline’s employees to help them understand their employment rights and manage key administrative processes.

H.E. Mr. Jassim Bin Saif Al Sulaiti said: We are delighted to cooperate with Qatar Airways by signing this memorandum of understanding, which will enable us to play a great role in achieving a digital inclusion, enabling communication tools and widening the access to electronic information for junior members of staff in their accommodations. This would result in enhancing their way of living and paving the way for their inclusion in the digital world.

The Ministry of Transport and Communications will continue to work closely and build partnerships with different entities and concerned organisations in Qatar to increase the number of junior members of staff benefiting from the programme, with the aim of achieving more progression in implementing a digital inclusion for all segments of society.

H.E. Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: It is an honour to partner with the Ministry of Transport and Communications for such a worthy initiative. By widening access to and training in information technology, we can make a real difference to the lives of thousands of our hard-working employees by making it easier for them to find key information. I look forward to working closely with the Ministry to implement this programme in the coming weeks and months.

QITCOM is the largest information and communication technology showcase event in Qatar, organised by the MoTC. The Ministry took advantage of the event to showcase its Better Connections Program, which is a joint initiative with the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs to provide free access to computers, online services, and training for workers at their accommodation. The aim of the Better Connections Program is to enable workers to gain an understanding of the benefits of online technology and teach them basic IT skills.

As the national carrier of the State of Qatar, Qatar Airways is the country’s largest employer. It currently operates a modern fleet of more than 250 aircraft via its hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA), to more than 160 destinations worldwide. The world’s fastest-growing airline has added a number of exciting new destinations to its growing network this year, including Rabat, Morocco; Izmir, Turkey; Malta; Davao, Philippines; Lisbon, Portugal; Mogadishu, Somalia; and Langkawi, Malaysia. The airline will add Gaborone, Botswana, in 2019 to its extensive route network along with Luanda, Angola; and Osaka, Japan, in 2020.

Source: Qatar Airways

180kg of rotten fish destroyed

Inspectors from the Health Control Department of Ministry of Municipality and Environment seized and destroyed 180kg of rotten fish from Al Wakrah fish market this week.

Source: Ministry of Municipality and Environment