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1,500 cases of heart diseases yearly: official

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 2, (KUNA): At least 1,500 people, including 700 Kuwaiti citizens, are diagnosed with heart diseases annually, while about 5,000 cases visit outpatient clinics, said Dr Mousa Akbar, head of Cardiology Unit at Sabah Hospital. On the occasion of the awareness day on heart disease launched by the Ministry of Health at the Avenues Mall, Akbar added on Saturday that blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, obesity and other factors lead to heart diseases. He expected that the number of cases suffering from heart diseases will increase by 2030, noting that the age of cases diagnosed with these diseases in Kuwait and GCC member states is ten years less than the ones in the European countries.

❑The concluding statement of the Ministry of Education indicated the budget of the ministry for fiscal year 2014/2015 suffered deficit of KD1.6 billion. It explained the item of salaries took the lion’s share of the budget, as it received KD1.5 billion, whereas projects the ministry carried out covered only KD14 million despite the fact the ministry allotted KD63 million for the projects, indicating KD49 million is still available. In another development, Fatima Al-Kandari, First Deputy of Literary Section at the Religious Institute disclosed that results of the final exam will be announced Saturday at the ministry’s website and the certificates delivered to the schools on Monday.

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