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MoH to conduct medical survey Bid to identify causes of non-infectious chronic diseases

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 27: The Ministry of Health will soon conduct a medical survey to identify causes of non-infectious chronic diseases in accordance with the World Health Organization (WHO) standards, reports Al-Anba daily quoting sources. Sources revealed the ministry has specified the medical centers for each health district where the survey will be conducted; including Qortoba Medical Center in the Capital Health District, Rumaithiya Medical Center in Hawally, Hadiya Medical Center in Ahmadi, Jahra Medical Center in Jahra and Rabiya Medical Center in Farwaniya. Sources said the survey will start on March 2 and will continue for three months.

Sources explained the entire process includes a questionnaire, medical tests, measurement of height, weight and blood pressure, and laboratory analysis. Sources added the samples for the survey will be chosen randomly.

Meanwhile, Ministry of Health has appointed a team that arrived in Kuwait from Egypt two weeks ago to allot an allinclusive plan for the overseas treatment department, reports Al-Anba daily quoting parliamentary sources.

They revealed that the team has started its report on the comprehensive health insurance, indicating the possibility of forming an independent authority for the health insurance of the citizens. They said the team has studied the problems related to the expatriates’ health insurance and allotted appropriate ways to solve them.

The sources revealed that the Minister of Health Ali Al-Obeidi recently visited Turkey to study the latest developments in the medical field in the Turkish hospitals and medical centers, adding that he also studied the public relations system in the hospitals. They affirmed that the Parliamentary Health Committee accepted the input given by the minister and urged for quick updating of the systems in the local hospitals.

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