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‫عيد سونغكران (Songkran) في بانكوك مع مجمع اي ام (EM DISTRICT) سيهيمنا على المشهد السياحي العالمي.

بانكوك، تايلاند – Media OutReach Newswire – 9 2024  أبريل

لا تزال بانكوك رائدة السياحة في تايلاند بلا منازع، حيث تجتذب الزوار من جميع أنحاء العالم بسحرها وجاذبيتها التي لا مثيل لها، وتعزز مكانتها كوجهة مثالية للمسافرين الباحثين عن تجارب لا تُنسى مع جوائز حديثة واحتفالات قادمة.حصلت بانكوك، مع تدفق مذهل من الزوار يبلغ 22,78 مليون زائر إلى شوارعها سنويًا، على لقب المدينة الأكثر زيارة في العالم لعام 2023 وفقًا للإحصائيات العالمية، علاوة على جاذبيتها التي لا يمكن إنكارها، ومغامري بانكوك وعشاق ثقافتها والمتجولين في جميع أنحاء العالم.صنفت مجلة DestinAsia مدينة بانكوك مؤخرًا على أنها الوجهة رقم واحد، مما يؤكد مكانتها كواحدة من أفضل وجهات السفر في العالم. تقديرًا لكرم الضيافة الاستثنائي الذي تتمتع به بانكوك، والنسيج الثقافي الغني، ومجموعة لا حصر لها من عوامل الجذب، تؤكد هذه الجائزة المرموقة على السمعة الاستثنائية للمدينة.تتأهب المدينة لمهرجان سونغكران القادم، احتفالًا بهذا التقليد القديم المصنف باعتباره تراث غير مادي من اليونسكو. في الفترة من 13 إلى 15 أبريل، تجتاح احتفالات سونغكران جميع أنحاء تايلاند، وتحول شوارعها الصاخبة إلى كرنفال مبتهج من معارك المياه، والعروض الثقافية، والمهرجانات المبهجة.

علاوة على ذلك، تبشر سونغكران بفترة راحة للسكان المحليين والسياح على حد سواء، حيث تشهد المدينة انخفاضًا في الازدحام المروري في بانكوك، مما يسمح للزوار بالتنقل في شوارعها بسهولة وراحة. جهة التسوق الرئيسية في بانكوك، هي مجمع اي ام (EM DISTRICT)، بما في ذلك إمبوريوم وإكوارتير وإمسفير، ويقدم مجموعة واسعة من الأنشطة لإسعاد وإرضاء جميع الأذواق.

بدءًا من حدث “Kud Thai” الشهير والذي يعني أفضل اختيار في تايلاند، والذي يعرض أرقى العروض التايلاندية بدءًا من 27 مارس حتى 18 أبريل 2024، إلى مجموعة مختارة من الهدايا التذكارية التايلاندية والأزياء المحلية وأسلوب الحياة المحلي، والمواي تاي والفواكه المحلية المتميزة في إمبوريوم “Kud Thai Pop fest”، يمكن للزوار المشاركة في تجربة ثقافية غامرة بدءًا من ورشة العمل الحرفية وحتى الأداء الموسيقي التايلاندي الذي يحتفل بجوهر التراث الغني والحرفية في تايلاند. خلال الفترة من 27 مارس إلى 4 أبريل، يمكن لعشاق الطعام الشروع في رحلة طهي في إكوارتير مع أفضل الفواكه التايلاندية والمطاعم الشعبية. عند الوصول عبر الممر العلوي من محطة BTS Prom Phong، يقدم إمسفير، أحدث مركز تجاري في تايلاند، “Kud Thai Ent Fest”، مع طابور طويل من مطاعم مأكولات الشوارع، وبار على الطراز التايلاندي، وملابس تايلاندية تقليدية مع صورة مجانية وملابس تايلاندية للإيجار (12 – 16 أبريل)، إضافة إلى مداخل الأنفاق المائية الخلابة خلال الفترة من 5 إلى 17 أبريل.

سيحضر أكثر من 30,000 شخص من جميع أنحاء العالم إلى يو او بي لايف (UOB Live) ونادي تريبيس سكاي (Tribes Sky) الشاطئي لحضور حدث شانغ جاي لا (Shang-gay-la) من جي- سيركيت (G-circuit) الذي سيعقد خلال سونغكران في الفترة من 12 إلى 15 أبريل للاحتفال بالحب والتنوع والقبول.

يوفر احتفال سونغكران في مجمع اي ام (EM DISTRICT)، للسائح من جميع أنحاء العالم فرصة لتجربة الثقافة التايلاندية بطريقة حديثة، وهو مكان مثالي يمكن نشره على إنستغرام خلال سونغكران، وتجربة الأزياء التايلاندية التقليدية، والاستمتاع بالمأكولات اللذيذة، والاستمتاع بالأجواء البهيجة، التي من المؤكد أنها ستترك انطباعًا دائمًا.

ليس هناك شك في أن جاذبية بانكوك الدائمة ستستمر في التألق بشكل مشرق على المسرح العالمي، حيث تستمر في أسر وإلهام المسافرين بسحرها وحيويتها التي لا مثيل لها.

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Evening appointment booking service available through Sehati app


Manama, The Information and eGovernment Authority (iGA), in cooperation with primary health care centres, announced the launch of an Evening Appointment Booking service through the Sehati (My Health) application, which is available on the eGovernment Applications Store at www.bahrain.bh/apps.

The extension to the appointment booking service covers General Practice at healthcare centers. Citizens and residents can now schedule evening medical appointments electronically, in addition to the existing morning appointments service.

The iGA highlighted that registering for the “Choose Your Doctor programme” is a pre-requisite for benefiting from this service, which allows the public to select their designated family doctors. Users also have the flexibility to change, cancel, or reschedule their appointments.

The new service is a useful addition to existing Sehati eServices, allowing for the convenient booking of appointments as well as access to appointment records at government healthcare facilities. By offerin
g more services through “Sehati app,” iGA demonstrates its commitment to digital transformation and accessibility. The app’s user-friendly interface and transaction efficiency are major contributors to its high usage rates.

The public can access appointment bookings via the standard eKey by selecting the desired option on the main page of the Sehati (My Health) application and going through the necessary steps, including entering patient data. After verifying their registration for the “Choose Your Doctor program”, the application will electronically determine the affiliated health center, and users can then choose a suitable appointment time.

The application offers access to a comprehensive range of services provided by various healthcare institutions in the kingdom, including recent additions such as blood donation and sports.

Medical examination certificates services were introduced last year. Also included are Find a Doctor, Ask a Doctor, medication list viewing, and prescriptions home delivery service
covering the Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC) pharmacy, as well as appointment preview and booking at SMC and King Hamad University Hospital (KHUH).

The application user-friendly interface and innovative design offer a seamless browsing experience. Other eServices offered by the application include requests, issuance, and replacement of birth certificates. The application provides convenient access to pharmaceutical facilities, enabling users to access information about pharmacies. Users can conveniently check their blood test and radiology results at SMC and KHUH, among other services, through the application’s medical results features.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

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First Gulf Healthcare and Sport Congress to kick off Thursday

Manama, The first Gulf Healthcare and Sport Congress (GHSC), will kick off in Bahrain at the Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel tomorrow.

His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, General Sports Authority Chairman and Bahrain Olympic Committee President, will patronise the two-day event, which will be organised by the University of Bahrain (UoB), in collaboration with EducationPlus.

The event will bring together experts, speakers and academics from various countries, who will discuss over 50 research and scientific papers.

UoB President, Dr. Fuad Mohammed Al Ansari, praised HH Shaikh Khalid’s patronage of the congress, noting that it will contribute to achieving its goals.

He revealed that the first GHSC will discuss several topics pertaining to the health and sports sectors, including comprehensive health coverage, using artificial intelligence and virtual reality in the health and sports sectors, the emergency response system in the field of sports medicine, transformation in the health professions, preparing leaders and decision-makers in the health field, in addition to quality and safety in health care, innovation in rehabilitation and sports medicine, nutrition in the sports field, and management of sports institutions, among others.

UoB President added that the Congress will discuss the impact of using artificial intelligence and the technological development on the health and sports sectors, noting that the organising committee was keen to choose the best experts from various countries to be key speakers at the event.

The first GHSC will focus on number of topics, inamelyng transformation in the nursing profession and allied health sciences, the use of artificial intelligence in the sports and health sectors, compatibility between sports medicine and the emergency response system, the effective role of sports medicine in developing health and sports, and preparing leaders in the health sector.

The experiences of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries in developing health practices and innovation will also be highlighted during the congress.

It will also feature two plenary sessions including specialists in health care and sports, to discuss the issues of simulation and artificial intelligence in the health and sports fields, in addition to the concepts of public health for health service providers and sports trainers.

GHSC organising committee called on those wishing to participate to register via the website: https://educationplus.me/GHSC-2023/.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

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NSSA participates in UN/WHO International Conference on Space and Global Health

Bern, The National Space Science Authority (NSSA) participated in the United Nations/World Health Organization International Conference on Space and Global Health, at the invitation of the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs.

NSSA CEO Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim Al Aseeri said that the conference aimed at finding smart solutions to the challenges facing the health sector through the use of space technologies and other advanced technologies.

He added that participants showcased successful experiences in using space technologies and applications to back various efforts in the health sector.

He said that these technologies included digitising information using satellite data and supporting it with ground data from different sources, which leads to extracting high-accuracy information that helps decision makers to make decisions quickly and safely.

Roya Bubshait, Head of the Satellite Image and Data Analysis Laboratory at NSSA said that the delegation learnt about other countries’ experiences in the field of harnessing space and its technologies to develop applications that support the health sector.

She added that the delegation collected many ideas that can be applied in Bahrain, and will study them in preparation for holding a meeting with those concerned in the Ministry of Health to discuss ways to provide the ground data required to start a pilot project that can be used by the health sector for the purpose of improving the services it provides and providing information and qualitative data that did not previously exist.

Source: Bahrain News Agency

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WHO welcomes Egypt’s decision to treat patients from Gaza

The World Health Organisation (WHO) welcomes Wednesday Egypt’s decision to accept 81 injured and sick people from the Gaza Strip for treatment. According to a statement, WHO has supported the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population in planning and establishing a comprehensive triage, stabilisation, and medical evacuation system by providing ongoing training for healthcare staff. WHO is working with the Egyptian Red Crescent Society to ensure that psychological trauma support services are available to patients. The statement reads, “Our experts have visited Al-Arish, visited medical evacuation facilities and met with medical staff and ambulance paramedics who received advanced life support training. “There are 65 ambulances equipped with full resuscitation and life support capabilities. Thirteen of the ambulance teams include trained emergency doctors in addition to paramedics with advanced life support training.” Thousands more people inside the Gaza Strip need access to urgent health services amid shortages of medicines, health supplies and other aid such as fuel, water and food. Before 7 October 2023, around 100 patients each day needed to access specialised health care services outside the Gaza Strip because of the lack of needed health services in Gaza. WHO calls for urgent, accelerated access to humanitarian aid, including fuel, water, food and medical supplies, into and throughout Gaza, and access for patients to referral services outside Gaza.

Source: Jordan News Agency

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WHO: Patients, health workers in Gaza spend night in darkness, fear

The World Health Organization (WHO) said Saturday that during a night of intense Israeli bombardment and ground incursions in Gaza, with reports of hostilities still continuing, health workers, patients and civilians have been subject to a total communication and electrical blackout.

In a statement, the WHO reiterated its calls for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire, and reminded all parties to the conflict to take all precautions to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure.

This includes health workers, patients, health facilities and ambulances, and civilians who are sheltering in these facilities, it said.

The statement said active measures must be taken to ensure they are not harmed and safe passage provided for the movement of desperately needed medical supplies, fuel, water and food into and across Gaza.

Reports of bombardment near the Indonesia and Al Shifa hospitals are gravely concerning, it said, warning reiterating that it is impossible to evacuate patients without endangering their lives.

The WHO said hospitals across Gaza are already operating at maximum capacity due to the injuries sustained in weeks of unrelenting bombardment, and are unable to absorb a dramatic rise in the number of patients, while sheltering thousands of civilians.

It said health workers who have stayed by their patients’ sides face dwindling supplies, with no place to put new patients, and no means to alleviate their patients’ pain.

There are more wounded every hour, but ambulances cannot reach them in the communications blackout, it said, adding that morgues are full and more than half of the dead are women and children.

The WHO has not been able to communicate with its staff in Gaza, nor have other agencies, said the statement, adding that it is trying to gather information on the overall impact on civilians and health care.

The WHO appealed to the humanity in all those who have the power to do so to end the fighting now, in line with the UN resolution adopted yesterday, calling for a humanitarian truce, as well as the immediate and unconditional release of all civilians held captive.

Source: Jordan News Agency

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Palestinian Health Ministry: 5,182 killed in ongoing Israeli aggression on Gaza, West Bank

The death toll from the ongoing Israeli aggression against the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, which began on October 7, has risen to 5,182, including 5,087 in the Gaza Strip where 15,273 were injured, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry. It said in a statement that 95 Palestinians were killed by the Israeli occupation army in the West Bank after two men, Mahmoud Nakhleh and Muhammad Alayan, were shot and killed today in Jalazoun refugee camp, north of Ramallah, and a total of 1,828 people were wounded by army fire. The Ministry said that 70 percent of those killed were children, women and the elderly, including 1,903 children, 1,024 women and 187 old people.

Source: Jordan News Agency

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70% of casualties in Gaza are women, children and elderly – Palestinian Health Ministry says

Seventy percent of the casualties in the besieged Gaza enclave are Women, Children and elderly, the Palestinian Health Ministry said on Monday. The causalities, the ministry added, include 1903 children, 1024 women and 187 elderly.

Source: Jordan News Agency

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Death toll from Israeli aggression on Gaza rises to 4,385

The death toll from the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip soared to 4,385, including 1,756 children and 967 women, as the air strikes continued for the 15th day in a row, according to medical sources. They said Israel committed 29 massacres over the last 24 hours in which 248 people were killed and 400 injured, adding that since the start of the assault on the besieged enclave, 550 massacres occurred leaving 3,353 people dead, 70 percent of whom were children, women and elderly, and many are still under the rubble of collapsed buildings. They said Israeli bombings killed 51 health and medical personnel and injured 87 others, and seven hospitals and medical centers were put out of service as they were targeted and ran out of fuel. The sources said the bed occupancy rate in Gaza hospitals was more than 150 percent, forcing hospitals to set up makeshift tents to accommodate the rising number of wounded and sick. The sources said only a limited number of trucks entered the blockaded enclave today through the Rafah crossing with Egypt, adding that the entry of medical supplies is essential for hospitals and warning against excluding fuel within humanitarian aid which will continue to endanger the lives of the sick and wounded and life-saving services. They appealed to the international community to act immediately to bring in fuel and emergency health needs before more victims are lost in hospitals.

Source: Jordan News Agency

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WHO_Cholera has spread in more than 30 countries since the beginning of the year

Baghdad / – The World Health Organization announced the outbreak of a cholera epidemic in at least 31 countries this year, putting about one billion people at risk of contracting the disease around the world.

Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, said in a speech before representatives of diplomatic missions in Geneva: “We should have defeated this disease a long time ago, but in fact it is growing.”

The Director-General confirmed that the number of reports of cholera in 2022 doubled compared to 2021, and “this year will be worse.”

He said: “At least 31 countries witnessed a cholera outbreak in 2023, and one billion people are at risk.”

Ghebreyesus added: “What is most worrying is the current outbreak of the disease in Burundi, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Sudan, Syria and Zimbabwe. In southern Africa, great progress has been made in controlling the disease, but the rainy season increases the risk of a serious outbreak of the disease, and raises concern, in particular, the resurgence of the disease this year in countries that eliminated cholera many years ago.”

The Director-General drew attention to the significant shortage of vital supplies, including the oral cholera vaccine.

Ghebreyesus called on the international community to raise $160 million to combat cholera.

According to a World Health Organization bulletin issued in early October in Geneva, the number of cholera cases has exceeded 582,000 since the beginning of the year, and more than 4.5 thousand people have died from the disease.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency