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DK - German Medical Diagnostic Center Ltd., Ansari Square, Third Street, Shahr-e-Nau, Kabul, Afghanistan

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On this page you, our valued clients, may always find the most recent announcements, additions to the site, information about upcoming holidays, changes in services and more news from the DK - German Medical Diagnostic Center Ltd. Please note that we also maintain an email mailing list on which we distribute important announcements. You may subscribe to this email mailing list by sending an email to the webmaster indicating that you wish to be added to the list.


17 April 2017
Our New German Denstist
Dear, valued customers,
We would like to inform you that our new German Dentist Klaus-Dieter Rinde, DDS will be available on 18th April 2017.


14 March 2017
Nauroz Closure
Dear, valued customers,
On the occasion of Nauroz our center will be closed on Tuesday 21st March 2017.
We will re-open for normal business on Wednesday 22nd of March 2017.
Thank you for your understanding. We wish you pleasant holiday.


05 March 2017
Dr. Edith Rammer is not available
Dear clients and patients,
Please notice that Our Gynecologist Dr. Edith Rammer is not availabe from 4 March 2017. We will contact you as soon as our gynecologist starts working.


21 Sep 2016
Seasonal influenza vaccine (2016/17) available
We are very pleased to inform our valued clients that we have seasonal influenza vaccine for the 2016/17 season available now. The vaccine is a trivalent vaccine manufactured by Sanofi-Pasteur in France and protects against three different strains of influenza. The vaccine is available while stocks last and you can find more information in the information leaflet available from our vaccinations page.

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03 September 2016
Eid UL_Adha Closure
Please be advised that the DK - German Medical Diagnostic Center Ltd. will be closed on Monday and Tuesday September 12th and 13th. We will reopen on Wednesday September 14th We wish you pleasant holidays.

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26 June 2016
Eid UL_Fiter Closure
Please be advised that the DK - German Medical Diagnostic Center Ltd. will be closed on the first and second day of Eid Ul_fiter. We wish you pleasant holidays.

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20 June 2016
Upcoming leave - Dr. Edith Rammer, MD, GP, Gynecologist
Please note that Dr. Edith Rammer, will be absent from our facility during the period of 29thJune 2016 until and including 08thJuly 2016.
We thank you for your understanding in this matter.

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19 June 2016
Our new German Dentist
We would like to inform you that our new German Dentist Dr.Korinna Schwerdt, DDS will be available on 28th june 2016.

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11 May 2016
Anti-CCP Test
We would like to announce the availability of anti-CCP measurements in our facility. Anti-CCP is a relatively new parameter.Anti-CCP antibodies can be detected years before the onset of clinical manifestations and can therefore be used as a predictive marker for the development of Rheumatic Arthritis. Furthermore the presence of Anti-CCP antibodies can predict the outcome and clinical manifestations of severe cases of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Anti-CCP antibody testing together with Rheumatoid Factor measurements can assist the doctor in screening for other Autoimmune diseases.
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29 Feb 2016
The Autoimmune Diseases screening
We are very pleased to inform you that we offer Autoimmune Disease Screening and testing for certain Autoimmune Diseases with a new LIA System, developed and manufactured in Germany.
The first Autoimmune Diseases screening kit we offer (GASTRO-LIA) detects three diseases:
1. Celiac Disease
2. Morbus Crohn / Crohn’s Disease
3. Pernicious Anaemia / Vitamin B-12 deficiency anaemia
New Autoimmune Disease Screening Download Page

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05 May 2016
Introducing services by Dr. Elvira Boschmann, MD, GP
It is our distinct pleasure to introduce our new Physician Dr. Elvira Boschmann who will be with us from May 2016 onwards. Dr. Boschmann, in addition to being a general physician, is also a highly qualified surgeon. Dr. Boschmann also obtained a specialization in Emergency Care Medicine, Sports Medicine and Naturopathic Treatments.
Dr. Boschmann has more than 28 years of work experience which she now puts at the disposition of our esteemed patients.
Dr. Boschmann is available for consultations effective immediately. You may find more information about the available services on our visiting physicians page.

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21 April 2016
We are OPEN on Victory Day
Dear, valued Patients and Clients,
Please be advised that the DK - German Medical Diagnostic Center Ltd.will be working full time on April 27th, 2016, on the occasion of "Victory Day".


12 April 2016
Bone density measurements
We would like to announce the availability of Bone Mineral Density (BMD) measurements in our facility.
Lack of regular physical exercises and low calcium and low vitamin D levels are very common in Afghanistan.
Bone mineral density measurements are an important aid in diagnosing, treatment and monitoring of Osteopenia and Osteoporosis.
Please download further information about the bone density scan and how to maintain strong bones in English and Dari .

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12 March 2016
Nauroz closure
Please be advised that the DK - German Medical Diagnostic Center Ltd. will be closed on the occasion of Nauroz on Sunday, March 20th, 2016.
We will re-open for normal business on Monday, March 21th, 2016. We thank you for your continued patronage and wish you a happy holiday.

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29 Feb 2016
The Autoimmune Diseases screening
We are very pleased to inform you that we offer Autoimmune Disease Screening and testing for certain Autoimmune Diseases with a new LIA System, developed and manufactured in Germany.
The first Autoimmune Diseases screening kit we offer (GASTRO-LIA) detects three diseases:
1. Celiac Disease
2. Morbus Crohn / Crohn’s Disease
3. Pernicious Anaemia / Vitamin B-12 deficiency anaemia
New Autoimmune Disease Screening

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14 Dec 2015
Upcoming leave - Timo Ebner, DDS
Please note that our Resident Dentist, Timo Ebner, DDS, will be absent from our facility during the period of 17th December 2015 until and including 8th January 2016. We thank you for your understanding in this matter.

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14 Dec 2015
Maulud-e-Sharif closure
The DK - German Medical Diagnostic Center Ltd. announces the closure day on the occasion of Maulud-e-Sharif on Thursday, December 24th, 2015.
We thank you for your understanding.

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17 Oct 2015
Ashura closure
Please be advised that the DK - German Medical Diagnostic Center Ltd. will be closed on the occasion of Ashura.
We will re-open for normal business on The next working day. We thank you for your continued patronage.

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28 Sep 2015
Ebola virus disease (EVD) screening available.
We have been approached by several governmental and non-governmental organizations, institutions and companies in regard of Ebola testing of national and international staff members travelling between, from and through Central / West African countries and Afghanistan.

We are happy to announce the availability of a German developed and manufactured rapid Ebola test which provides the test result within 30 minutes.

The test is intended to be used as an aid to detect Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as hemorrhagic fever in individuals travelled from / to Ebola endemic countries.

Further information about the EDV can be found via this link: Ebola / EVD Test information sheet.

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14 Sep 2015
Eid ul-Adha closure
Please be advised that the DK - German Medical Diagnostic Center Ltd. will be closed on the occasion of Eid ul-Adha, including the day of Arafat. The center remains closed on the Arafat day, the first, second and third Eid ul-Adha day. We thank you for your continued patronage and wish you a very happy holiday.

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07 Sep 2015
Upcoming leave - Timo Ebner, DDS
Please note that our Resident Dentist, Timo Ebner, DDS, will be absent from our facility during the period of 08 September 2015 until and including 01 October 2015. We thank you for your understanding in this matter.

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30 Aug 2015
Martyrs' Day closure
Please be advised that the DK - German Medical Diagnostic Center Ltd. will be closed on the occasion of Martyrs' Day on Wednesday, September 9th, 2015. We will re-open for normal business on Thursday, September 10th, 2015. We thank you for your continued patronage and wish you a pensive holiday.

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10 Aug 2015
Independence Day closure
Please be advised that the DK - German Medical Diagnostic Center Ltd. will be closed on the occasion of Independece Day on Wednesday, August 19th, 2015. We will re-open for normal business on Thursday, August 20th, 2015. We thank you for your continued patronage and wish you a happy holiday.

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09 Aug. 2015
24 hours Urine Culture System available:
We are very proud to introduce a Urine Culture system that provides count, identification and susceptibility testing within 24 hours which enables physicians to prescribe the right and potent antibiotic treatment.
Further information can be found in our 24 hours Urine Culture information sheet.

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02 July 2015
Eid ul-Fitr closure
Please be advised that the DK - German Medical Diagnostic Center Ltd. will be closed on the occasion of Eid ul-Fitr on the first, second and third day of Eid. We anticipate that this will fall on Saturday, July 18th thru Monday, July 20th, 2015. We will re-open for normal business on the fourth day of Eid, likely Tuesday, July 21th, 2015. We thank you for your continued patronage and wish you happy Eid holidays.

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06 June 2015
Upcoming leave - Timo Ebner, DDS
Please note that our Resident Dentist, Timo Ebner, DDS, will be absent from our facility during the period of 06 June 2015 until and including 06 July 2015. We thank you for your understanding in this matter.

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05 April 2015
Automated Semen Analysis available
We are happy to announce that we are able to perform automated Semen Analysis. 6-9% of couples cannot conceive a child. Male infertility is responsible for couples’ infertility in 30-50% of cases. Our sperm analyzer permit to diagnose quickly, correctly and reliably malfunctions of the male productive system.

Further information can be found in our Automated Semen Analysis information sheet

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15 Mar 2015
Nauroz closure
Please be advised that the DK - German Medical Diagnostic Center Ltd. will be closed on the occasion of Nauroz from Friday, March 21st, 2015 until and including Sunday, March 22rd, 2015. We will re-open for normal business on Monday, March 23th, 2015. We thank you for your continued patronage and wish you a happy holiday.

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18 Jan 2015
Fertilization treatment - intra-uterine insemination (IUI) available
Dr. Edith Rammer, MD, GP, Gynecologist
As most of you will be aware we were joined by esteemed Dr. Edith Rammer, MD, GP last August who is a highly qualified obstetrician-gynecologist. In the context of her long-standing experiencing in the field of women’s medicine Dr. Rammer has been practising fertilization treatments and intra-uterine insemination (IUI) procedures for more than twenty years now.

We are pleased, after performing some necessary upgrades to equipment and materials, to be able to introduce intra-uterine insemination services effective immediately.

Further information can be found in our IUI information sheet

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20 Dec 2014
Upcoming leave - Dr. Edith Rammer, MD, GP, Gynecologist
Please note that Dr. Edith Rammer, will be absent from our facility during the period of 20 Dec 2014 until and including 03 Jan 2015. We thank you for your understanding in this matter.

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15 Sep 2014
Seasonal influenza vaccine (2014/15) available
We are very pleased to inform our valued clients that we have seasonal influenza vaccine for the 2014/15 season available now. The vaccine is a trivalent vaccine manufactured by Sanofi-Pasteur in France and protects against three different strains of influenza. The vaccine is available while stocks last and you can find more information in the information leaflet available from our vaccinations page.

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17 Aug 2014
Independence Day closure
Please be advised that the DK - German Medical Diagnostic Center Ltd. will be closed on the occasion of Independece Day on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014. We will re-open for normal business on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014. We thank you for your continued patronage and wish you a happy holiday.

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06 Aug 2014
Introducing gynecology services by Dr. Edith Rammer, MD, GP
It is our distinct pleasure to introduce our new Resident Physician, Dr. Edith Rammer, MD, GP, who will be offering gynecological services starting from 10 August 2014. Dr. Rammer is a very highly experienced and trained gynaecologist with more than thirty years of practical experience as an accredited obstetrician-gynaecologist. The DK - GMDC Ltd. is immensely proud to be in a position to finally offer the services of a foreign phsyician uniquely placed to address a wide range of female ailments. You may find more information about Dr. Rammer on our resident physician page.

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04 May 2014
Work permit screenings for foreign nationals
We are pleased to announce the general availability of certified screenings for foreign nationals seeking to obtain or renew work permits with the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The addition of certified signatories to our existing registration with the Ministry of Public Health of the Islamic Rebublic of Afghanistan allows us to offer our valued clients uninterrupted service and issuance of certificates within one business day. Our work permit screenings page has all pertinent details.

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01 May 2014
Hygiene and safety trainings available
We are pleased to announce the general availability of hygiene and safety trainings for food handlers, housekeepers and kitchen personnel in English and Dari. Our valued clients may now request this service to be rendered on site in order to raise the skill level of relevant staff and prevent common gastro-intestinal diseases resulting from poor practice. We have added a dedicated hygiene training page to our website with additional details.

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29 Mar 2014
Presidential election closure
Please be advised that the DK - German Medical Diagnostic Center Ltd. will be closed on the occasion of the presidential elections from Saturday, April 5th, 2014 until and including Tuesday, April 8th, 2014. We will re-open for normal business on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014. We thank you for your continued patronage and wish you safe elections.

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16 Mar 2014
Nauroz closure
Please be advised that the DK - German Medical Diagnostic Center Ltd. will be closed on the occasion of Nauroz from Friday, March 21st, 2014 until and including Sunday, March 23rd, 2014. We will re-open for normal business on Monday, March 24th, 2014. We thank you for your continued patronage and wish you a happy holiday.

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28 Jan 2014
Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) available
The DK - German Medical Diagnostic Center Ltd. is pleased to inform its valued customers of the immediate availability of Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV). This vaccine may be administered to those requiring travel to India on short notice to fulfil the newly imposed vaccination requirements of the Government of India. Please note that regulations require administration of the vaccine no less than six weeks before intended arrival in India. No appointments are required and those wishing to have the vaccine administered may visit our facility during our normal opening hours.

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09 Jan 2014
Maulud-e-Sharif closure
Please be advised that the DK - German Medical Diagnostic Center Ltd. will be closed on the occasion of Maulud-e-Sharif. We envisage this to be on Monday, January 13th, 2014. We will re-open for normal business the day after. We thank you for your continued patronage and wish you pensive holidays.

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28 Dec 2013
Upcoming leave - Timo Ebner, DDS
Please note that our Resident Dentist, Timo Ebner, DDS, will be absent from our facility during the period of 09 Jan 2014 until and including 24 Jan 2014. We thank you for your understanding in this matter.

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25 Dec 2013
Gregorian New Year closure
Please be advised that the DK - German Medical Diagnostic Center Ltd. will be closed on the occasion of the Gregorian New Year this coming Wednesday, January 1st, 2014. We will re-open for normal business on Thursday, January 2nd, 2014. We thank you for your continued patronage and wish you enjoyable holidays.

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25 Nov 2013
Influenza (seasonal) 2013/14 shots remaining, pricing reduced
The DK - GMDC Ltd. is pleased to be able to offer its valued clients a limited stock of remaining seasonal influenza vaccines for the current period (2013/14) at reduced cost while stocks last. Please note that these shots are administered on a first-come first-served basis in our facility. If you have any queries regarding availability, please contact our general enquiries line on +93 (0)706 060141.

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25 Nov 2013
Laboratory tests added (TIBC, HAV SAT)
We are pleased to announce the addition of two laboratory tests to our spectrum of diagnostic services. Our valued clients may now request testing for total iron binding capacity (TIBC) in blood to be performed, as well as have Hepatitis A testing performed on stool samples (HAV stool antigen testing). The clinical chemistry and Hepatitis sections of our laboratory page have been updated to reflect this. An updated laboratory request form is available from our downloads page, too.

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19 Nov 2013
DK - GMDC Ltd. open as usual during the Consultative Loya Jirga
Please be advised that the DK - German Medical Diagnostic Center Ltd. will be open as usual despite the recent announcement of an extended public holiday for reason of the Consultative Loya Jirga being held in Kabul this and next week. Rest assured that your needs will be attended to during this time and that we are at your service.

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15 Nov 2013
Agreement with insurance provider Aetna
We are pleased to announce that the DK - German Medical Diagnostic Center Ltd. can now, in addition to Cigna, Henner-GMC and Vanbreda International, also accept policy holders covered by Aetna for direct settlement. Please refer to our insurances page for more information.

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13 Nov 2013
Applications solicited for the post of Visiting Physician
Due to the unexpected departure of our current Visiting Physician due to personal reasons the DK - German Medical Diagnostic Center Ltd. is soliciting applications for the post. Please refer to our visiting physicians page for more information.

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10 Nov 2013
Ashura closure
Please be advised that the DK - German Medical Diagnostic Center Ltd. will be closed on the occasion of Ashura. We envisage this to be on Thursday, November 14th, 2013. We will re-open for normal business on Saturday, November 16th, 2013. We thank you for your continued patronage and wish you pensive holidays.

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02 Nov 2013
Introducing Dr. Helmut Probst, MD, GP
It is our distinct pleasure to introduce our new Visiting Physician, Dr. Helmut Probst, MD, GP, who will be with us until February 2014. Dr. Probst practices sports medicine in addition to being a general physician and is available for consultations effective immediately. You may find more information about Dr. Probst on our visiting physicians page.

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09 Oct 2013
Seasonal influenza vaccine (2013/14) available
We are very pleased to inform our valued clients that we have secured a substantial stock of seasonal influenza vaccine for the 2013/14 season. The vaccine is a trivalent vaccine manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline in Germany and protects against three different strains of influenza. The vaccine is available while stocks last and you can find more information in the information leaflet available from our vaccinations page.

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30 Sep 2013
Eid ul-Adha closure
Please be advised that the DK - German Medical Diagnostic Center Ltd. will be closed on the occasion of Eid ul-Adha, including the day of Arafat. We envisage this to be from Monday, October 14th, 2013 thru Thursday, October 17th, 2013. We will re-open for normal business on Saturday, October 19th, 2013. We thank you for your continued patronage and wish you very happy Eid holidays.

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29 Sep 2013
Gallery updates
We are pleased to inform you that we have significantly updated our gallery page with new pictures. In addition to this you will find that pictures have been added to the pages detailing our various services so as to give you a direct impression of our facility as you browse our website. We are indebted to Kuchi Films for their excellent photography work and recommend their services highly.

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28 Sep 2013
New TORCH laboratory package
We are pleased to be able to offer a discounted laboratory testing package specifically for diseases that may be passed from mothers to their unborn children. This combines 4 different laboratory tests at a saving of 30 % compared to the individual test costs. Please refer to our laboratory page for more information.

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04 Sep 2013
Martyrs' Day closure
Please be advised that the DK - German Medical Diagnostic Center Ltd. will be closed on the occasion of Martyrs' Day on Monday, September 9th, 2013. We will re-open for normal business on Tuesday, September 10th, 2013. We thank you for your continued patronage and wish you a pensive holiday.

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24 Aug 2013
Mobile phone navigation
For our valued clients' benefit we have implemented an additional check on our website that detects if the visitor is using a mobile device such as an Android phone, Apple iPhone or iPad, BlackBerry or other mobile browser. Provided the visitor's device is set to allow the use of JavaScript, this will automatically redirect them to an alternative navigation page from which all available pages of our website can be reached through a simple tap. We hope this makes access to our website more convenient for a large number of visitors.

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24 Aug 2013
New STD laboratory package
We are pleased to be able to offer a discounted laboratory testing package specifically for STDs. This combines 9 different laboratory tests at a saving of 30 % compared to the individual test costs. Please refer to our laboratory page for more information.

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19 Aug 2013
Independence Day closure
Please be advised that the DK - German Medical Diagnostic Center Ltd. will be closed on the occasion of Independece Day on Monday, August 19th, 2013. We will re-open for normal business on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013. We thank you for your continued patronage and wish you a happy holiday.

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04 Aug 2013
Eid ul-Fitr closure
Please be advised that the DK - German Medical Diagnostic Center Ltd. will be closed on the occasion of Eid ul-Fitr on the first, second and third day of Eid. We anticipate that this will fall on Thursday, August 8th thru Saturday, August 10th, 2013. We will re-open for normal business on the fourth day of Eid, likely Sunday, August 11th, 2013. We thank you for your continued patronage and wish you happy Eid holidays.

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03 Aug 2013
Website display issues affecting some users
It has come to our attention that visitors who have Adblock Plus installed or security software such as Norton Internet Security may not be seeing parts of our website. Please visit our technical information page for more information on how to remedy this.

Also, our website does not currently serve very well on mobile phone browsers such as the Apple iPhone Safari browser. We are looking into providing an alternative navigation for mobile phone users in the near future.

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29 Jul 2013
Website transition
We are transitioning to our new website. Over the years, the old website has become more and more unmanageable and no longer conformed to the times. As such, we are pleased to be launching this new and improved version for your benefit. Please feel free to explore and submit your comments and suggestions to the webmaster. Please note that, whilst feature-complete, some content is still missing and we will be adding to the new website over the next few weeks.

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