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Certain medicines, medical equipment exempted from VAT in Saudi Arabia
December 11, 2017

The 5 percent value-added tax (plan) will not be imposed on certain medicines and medical equipment, according to Reuters citing a statement carried by Saudi Press Agency (SPA) on Saturday.
All other private health care services will be taxed at the standard rate, the statement said, citing directives issued by the General Authority of Zakat and Tax (GAZT), the Ministry of Health and the General Authority for Food and Drug Affairs.
Last week, the tax"...

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Health Ministry cracking down on sale of zam zam water
December 10, 2017

The Health Ministry is conducting a sweep on zam zam water nationwide following a ban issued by the Saudi Arabian Embassy against its sale.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic) said those caught selling zam zam water faced a fine not exceeding RM10,000 or jail not more than two years under Food Regulations 1985.


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Saudi Arabia to Exempt some Medicine from VAT
December 10, 2017

Some medicines will be exempt from the value-added tax (VAT) in Saudi Arabia, reported the Saudi Press Agency on Saturday.

Some types of medical equipment will also be exempt from the 5 percent VAT the Kingdom plans to impose starting January 1, 2018.

All other private health care services will be taxed at the standard rate, said SPA, citing directives issued by the General Authority of Zakat and Tax, the Ministry of Health and the General"...

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VAT on private healthcare services, online purchases
December 10, 2017

Patients using private healthcare services will have to pay more from Jan. 1, 2018, as all private healthcare services will come under the purview of Value-Added Tax (VAT).

A 5% VAT will be collected on all private healthcare services, the General Authority of Zakat and Tax (GAZT) announced on Saturday.

However, no VAT will be collected on medicines and medical equipment approved by the Ministry of Health and the Saudi Food and Drug Authority"...

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Mommies Gather for a Meet and Interact Session Held by Cosmesurge
December 10, 2017

CosmeSurge, a subsidiary of Emirates Healthcare, in association with CPI Media Group held a meet and interact session titled ‘Mother Baby & Child Mama’s Morning’ for seasoned and new mums. Held at Burj Al Arab on December 5th 2017, the event was attended by over 100 western expat women who not only had an opportunity to gain some valuable insights on combatting post-partum fat, but also had a chance"...

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'Stay Healthy' campaign takes nutrition students on campus tours
December 9, 2017

A nutrition expert has said she has seen many young people who do not know weight gain is a major factor that causes lifestyle diseases such as diabetes.

Dr. Noor Adel Hakim, assistant professor of clinical nutrition at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, with her students has launched a campaign called 'Stay Healthy, Be Diabetes Free', with the aim of creating awareness in the community, especially among students, about diabetes, its causes"...

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Neustar Launches Next Generation DDoS Defense Network: SiteProtect NG™
December 8, 2017

Neustar, Inc., a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information services, today launched SiteProtect NG™ (Next Generation), its new solution to protect brands against DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks. It is the latest wave of the company’s purpose-built DDoS mitigation solution designed to meet the security requirements of all brands, on-premise and in the cloud, to deal with the next generation of cyber threats. This powerful upgrade adds Neustar’s state of the art WAF (web application firewall) solution to the award-winning Neustar SiteProtect solution to extend network protection to the application layer. A new real-time user interface provides consolidated in-depth trend analysis and gives brands unprecedented access to attack forensics that are not currently available through traditional defense services. “Years of experience and cybersecurity engineering capabilities have gone into the development of the SiteProtect......

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Saudi Arabia Styrene-Butadiene Rubber (SBR) Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Analysis Information
December 7, 2017

'Saudi Arabia Styrene-Butadiene Rubber (SBR) Industry Outlook to 2021 - Market Size, Price Trends and Trade Balance', provides up to date in-depth information on Saudi Arabia’s Styrene-Butadiene Rubber (SBR) industry. The report presents major market trends. The report offers historical and forecast market size, demand"...

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Islamic conference of health ministers kicks off in Saudi Arabia
December 6, 2017

Under the theme “Health in all policies,” the sixth session of the Islamic Conference of Health Ministers of the Member States (ICHM) was launched on Dec. 5.
The OIC assistant secretary-general for science and technology, Ambassador Mohammad Naim Khan, highlighted the major achievements made since the fifth ICHM in Turkey. He said health is one of the key areas of OIC activities.
The OIC’s Strategic Health Plan of Action (SHPA) established"...

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Red Crescent doors open for volunteer service: Official
December 6, 2017

Authorities on Tuesday emphasized the importance of volunteerism among Saudis. This came as vital agencies in the Kingdom celebrated the World Volunteers Day aiming to attract more people toward the noble cause.

Saudi Red Crescent Authority, Civil Defense and Ministry of Health marked the event separately.

Saudi Red Crescent Authority marked the event in Makkah region with aiming to encourage people upon volunteerism and developing the culture"...

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