No casualties as result of heavy rain: Al-Jalahmeh
KUWAIT CITY, Nov 6, (KUNA): Ministry of Health (MoH) official Dr Rehab Al-Watyan said that 42 health centers are operating over–time on Tuesday. Health centers operating in Al-Asimah Health District are Sulaibikaht, Daiya, Adaliya, Kaifan and Yarmouk, she said. Health centers operating in Hawally Health District are Jabriya, West Salmiya, Salwa, Rumaithiya, Bayan, Al-Salam and South Sabah Al-Salem.
Health centers operating in Farwaniya Health District are, Abdullah Al-Mubarak, Sabah Al-Nasser, South Al-Ferdaws, South Ardiya, Al-Rabiya, Manahi Al-Osaimi, South Al-Jleeb, Al-Andalus and South Farwaniya. Health centers operating in Jahra District are, Saad Al-Abdullah Block two, Jahra, Al-Qasr, South Sulaibiya, Al-Waha and Abdaly.
Health centers operating in Al-Ahmadi district are, Al-Rigga, Bnaider, Al-Sabahiya Western, Fahaheel, new Ali Sabah Al-Salem, Wafrah, Sabah Al-Ahmad, Khiran, Khiran residential, Al-Dahar, Fintas, Hadiya, Western Mubarak Al-Kabeer and Abu Fatira.
On the other hand, Minister of Health Sheikh Dr Bassel Al-Sabah and Undersecretary Dr Mustafa Redha have ordered the directors of health areas and hospitals to have field trips to hospitals and health centers to inspect the progress of work.
The Cabinet has announced Tuesday official day off at all ministries and government institutions due to unstable weather conditions. Meanwhile, Kuwait’s Ministry of Health confirmed on Tuesday that there were no injuries or deaths due to the unstable weather conditions and heavy rainfall.
Director of Emergency Medical Department Munther Al-Jalahmeh told KUNA that his department has made all preparations to deal with effects of the ongoing unstable weather conditions in the country. Al-Jalahmeh stressed that the Emergency Medical Department is in constant contact with other emergency bodies represented by the Kuwait Fire Service Directorate, Ministry of Interior and Meteorological experts to follow up on the latest weather conditions in the country.
He said that his department has dealt with 205 emergency cases, including 157 asthma and heart cases, noting that most of the cases were treated at home. He confirmed that 74 ambulances were put on alert, attributing delays to the ongoing unstable conditions.