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MoH produces short 3D cartoon film on MERS Dr Berul conducts lectures on congenital heart disease

Al-Seyassah Staff and Agencies KUWAIT CITY, June 17: Chairperson of the Health Awareness Committee for Coronavirus in the Ministry of Health Dr Ghaliya Al-Mutairi has announced the production of a short 3D cartoon film about coronavirus. In a press statement on the sidelines of the national awareness campaign on coronavirus with the theme, “Hand-in-hand for the Sake of Kuwait’’, which was held in Sharq Commercial Complex, Al-Mutairi explained the short film is aimed at increasing children’s awareness on the disease, indicating it was produced in conjunction with the parliamentary speaker’s social committee. She pointed out the film is the first of its kind in the GCC countries, disclosing the committee will soon organize an awareness work shop for children to present the movie which will be shown also in children’s festivals in the future.

According to Al-Mutairi, copies of the film will be distributed to all institutions dealing with children like the school clinics, adding that plans are underway to produce a short awareness message which will be broadcas on television to keep the public informed about ways to protect themselves from the virus and how to handle sports equipment after changing from one hand to another. She also unveiled a plan to distribute awareness leaflets which contain information about the virus, including the preventive measures, symptoms and treatment. Al-Mutairi confirmed continuation of the national awareness campaign against coronavirus during Ramadan as it targets those planning to perform ‘Umrah’ (minor pilgrimage) in Makkah, taking into consideration the fact that many people from all over the world travel to the holy place for this purpose. She added there will be awareness seminars to teach the public how to protect themselves when they are in crowded places.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health recently received Dr Charles Berul - Division Chief of the Center for Heart, Lung and Kidney Diseases at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, USA - to benefit from his expertise in this field, reports Al- Seyassah daily. Berul visited some patients and conducted lectures on congenital heart disease and anomalies, in addition to his participation in 10 electrical physiology surgeries for children at the Chest Hospital in coordination with a number of specialists in the hospital.

By: Marwa Al-Bahrawi

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