Philips, Fakeeh Care team up to fight sleep apnea

Royal Philips has forged a partnership with Fakeeh Care to enable patients across the Kingdom to take a more active role in their sleep apnea therapy.
Updated 26 March 2019
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Philips, Fakeeh Care team up to fight sleep apnea

Dutch health technology company Royal Philips wants to make better sleep a reality for everyone in Saudi Arabia. Sleep apnea syndrome is common among Saudis and yet is little understood and often goes untreated. Royal Philips has forged a partnership with Fakeeh Care to enable patients across the Kingdom to take a more active role in their sleep apnea therapy using innovative end-to-end diagnostic and therapeutic solutions to manage and treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Ozlem Fidanci, Philips CEO, Middle East and Turkey, said: “Millions of people know that sleep is critical to their health, and are searching for ways to get better rest. From identifying individual sleep needs to offering clinically proven solutions, Philips is on a mission to make better sleep a reality for everyone. 

“We are committed to working closely with Fakeeh Care and its patients, and we’re developing sleep apnea therapy solutions that not only achieve clinical efficacy and streamline care, but ones that are designed to be attractive to use night after night so patients can enjoy better days.” 

Sleep apnea is a potentially serious disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep. There are several forms of sleep apnea, however the most common type is OSA, which occurs when a person’s throat muscles intermittently relax and block the airway during sleep causing a variety of daytime and nighttime symptoms to arise as a result of sleep deprivation or inconsistent sleep patterns. 

The most common signs and symptoms of OSA include loud snoring, abrupt awakenings accompanied by gasping or choking, awakening with a dry mouth or sore throat, morning headache and irritability, excessive daytime sleepiness, difficulty concentrating during the day, mood changes, such as depression or irritability, high blood pressure and nighttime sweating. 

Individuals can book appointments with Fakeeh Care’s sleep centers across the Kingdom, and upon diagnosis, patients will be admitted for an overnight diagnostic and therapeutic stay at the care center during which their sleep patterns will be monitored and simultaneously treated using Philips devices. 

The data and information collected during the patients’ stay will be used by sleep experts to modify the settings of the devices patients will use at their convenience to continue their treatment therapy at home.


Bahri strengthens market footprint in Asia-Pacific region

Khalid Al-Garawi, senior manager, Bahri Chemicals.
Updated 21 April 2019
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Bahri strengthens market footprint in Asia-Pacific region

Saudi logistics and transportation company Bahri has announced the expansion of its market presence in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region’s maritime industry. The stronger presence will help the company gain deeper insights into market trends as well as customer needs in chemicals and logistics sectors in Singapore and the wider APAC region.
The announcement took place at a ceremony held on April 5 at Regent Hotel in Singapore, in the presence of Abdullah Aldubaikhi, CEO of Bahri, and senior executives of the region’s oil majors, petrochemical trading companies and ship brokers.
The expansion will also enable Bahri Logistics and Bahri Chemicals, two of five business units of the company, to market their offerings, acquire new clients, serve existing clients, and channelize the communications. Bahri has plans to expand the services of its other business units to the APAC region in the future.
Bahri CEO Aldubaikhi said: “In our efforts to deliver on Bahri’s vision of connecting economies, sharing prosperity, and driving excellence in global logistics services, we have been actively pursuing the company’s ambitious long-term strategy to drive sustainable growth and expand its market footprint. As a result, we have established a solid presence regionally and globally. Our expansion in the Asia-Pacific region represents a key milestone in our journey, and with this, we have come even closer to our customers, allowing us to serve them better offering a wider range of industry services and unprecedented value.”
Over the past 41 years, Bahri has steadily expanded market presence to cement its position as a global leader in the maritime industry. The company currently has offices in Saudi Arabia, UAE, US and India, in addition to a vast network of agents across the Middle East and Africa, US, Europe, and Asia.
Bahri Chemicals is the largest owner and operator of chemical carriers in the Middle East, serving 150 ports worldwide. It owns and operates 36 chemical/product tankers with a capacity of 1.1 million DWT designed to the highest specifications, capable of carrying a wide range of chemical cargoes. The first business unit within Bahri, Bahri Logistics, is one of the top 10 breakbulk carriers in the world and operates six new state-of-the-art multipurpose vessels with 26,000 DWT each on a regular liner schedule.