Thursday, May 14, 2015

GCC residents needs to take online visa to UAE from May 15th

GCC residence permit holders will not be eligible for the visa on arrival facility at airports in the UAE from May 15, according to various sources. They should apply for e-visa in order to obtain entry into the UAE, source said.

“However, the new rule will be strictly implemented from September 1 this year only. It may be because the new requirement has not been publicized widely and many people have already bought the tickets and finalized their travel plans,” the source added.

However Dubai based Khaleej Times news paper reported that online application and online payment of visa fees have been introduced for expatriates staying in the GCC on residence visas in order to spare them from the hassle of waiting in queues at the Dubai International Airport.

‘GCC Individual Services’ on gives detailed information and instructions the GCC expatriates with residence visas need to know, prior to applying for UAE entry permits.

Tomorrow at DAI

MoH withdraws Infant Panadol over dosage error

KUWAIT: Upon a request from the manufacturing company, the health ministry yesterday pulled Infant & Baby Panadol Syrup off the shelves due to a mistake in the maximum dosage directions. The medicine registration and release supervisor at MoH's medicine control department Rami Sadeq Behbehani told KUNA that a mistake was discovered in the directions on the bottles about the recommended maximum intake (RMI), as an overdose may lead to liver poisoning in children.
Behbehani advised all pediatricians and general practitioners to stop prescribing Panadol syrup for babies and infants and temporarily prescribe an alternative until the manufacturing company corrects the RMI mistakes. He also urged all parents to stop using the medicine until the problem is resolved.