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Awareness drive on Ebola kicks off today MoH to host 12 int’l consultants

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 1: Health Development Sector at the Ministry of Health in cooperation with the Department for Contagious Diseases Prevention will organize a seminar Tuesday at 10:00 am as part of the awareness drive on Ebola virus, reports Al-Seyassah daily. Sources said doctors and nurses from public and private health sectors will be attending the workshop at lecture hall of the department for preventing contagious diseases, under the auspices of the assistant undersecretary for services.

Meanwhile, the director of health development Dr Abeer Al-Bahwa noted the workshop will also be patronized by health inspectors who will be provided important information on Ebola virus, the basis of its prevention, and cleanliness. In another development, the Ministry of Health will host 12 international consultants in September to look into several health cases and conduct rare surgeries in cooperation with local doctors, reports Al-Qabas daily. In a press statement recently, the ministry revealed the visiting consultants who have different fields of specialization are from Czech Republic, France, Britain, Australia, Bahrain, South Africa, Canada, USA and Italy.

They are experts in the fields of neurosurgery; ears, nose and throat diseases; neurology; internal diseases; nuclear medicine and hematology (blood diseases). “The visiting consultants will be distributed to various hospitals, such as Razi, Sabah, Amiri, Ibn Sina, Zain and Cancer Center; and the visits will continue in various fields throughout the year. This is due to the vital role played by the consultants in training the local medical crew on the latest treatment methods and the exchange of expertise in a bid to enhance the services rendered by the ministry in this regard”, the statement added.

Meanwhile, official sources confirmed the control agencies in the country have approved the ministry’s request to procure injections for anemia to be used in dialysis centers. Sources said the total cost of these injections is KD 254,000 while the purchase of medicines for cancer patients in Maki Juma Hospital will cost around KD 390,000. Sources added the ministry is also preparing to procure medicines for different illnesses like rheumatism, skin and reproductive system diseases; while medicines used in the intensive care unit (ICU) will soon be delivered to the health facilities.

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