Bedouns stage new protest
‘Active on SARS’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 18:  The Ministry of Health has taken the required steps to prevent an outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in accordance with the directive of the World Health Organization (WHO), reports Al-Rai daily quoting Minister of Health Dr Mohamed Al-Haifi.

Al-Haifi asserted there is no reason for the people to worry about the possible spread of SARS because all the necessary precautionary measures have been taken to protect public health.

In another development, Al-Haifi unveiled his plan to meet different sectors in the ministry every Sunday to ensure positive atmosphere in the work place at all times and to better serve the people.

Meanwhile, the minister admitted Kuwait needs more hospitals to meet the needs of the growing population.  He said no new hospital has been constructed since 1978; hence, the importance of increasing the bed capacity of the existing public hospitals.

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