Sunday , February 26 2017

Health

Chest Hospital gets Nuclear Medicine & CT scan equipments

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 21: Director of Chest Diseases Hospital Dr Reem Al-Asousi announced the acquisition of new equipment for the Nuclear Medicine Unit and CT scan machine for hospital, reports Al-Anba daily. Dr Al-Asousi disclosed the equipment is significant considering the time saving factor involved. She also said the acquisition …

Read More »

Kuwaiti teacher infected with Pulmonary tuberculosis

KUWAIT CITY: A Kuwaiti teacher in Al-Ahmadi area has been infected with Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB), the Ministry of Health (MoH) announced on Tuesday. In a statement, the MoH noted that all those that may have come in contact with the patient will undergo medical tests in efforts to prevent the …

Read More »

‘Suspend oral immunization of children’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 8: Lawyer Ayed Mahdi Al-Rashidi has filed an administration petition (fast track) to suspend the campaign for immunization of children orally until the concerned medical community completes its deliberation on the level of quality of the immunization and determines whether or not it matches the specifications recommended …

Read More »

MoH defends nationwide vaccination campaign – ‘Vaccines are safe’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 8, (KUNA): The Ministry of Health has defended the nationwide Oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV) and the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination campaign, and dismissed rumors about the safety of used vaccines. The vaccination is crucial for the health of the society and Kuwait is the last …

Read More »

Overseas treatment time for chronic disease hiked

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 5: Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al-Harbi has extended the period within which Kuwaitis receive treatment overseas for cancer, chronic pediatric disease, organ transplant, and complicated surgeries from three to six months. Dr Al-Harbi declared this recently while patronizing the Oral Cancer Awareness Day held at 360 …

Read More »

‘No side effects on receiving vaccination more than once’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 4: Ministry of Health allayed fears of citizens and expatriates on the side effects of receiving vaccination more than one time, reports Al-Rai daily. The statement concided with the launch of the national vaccination campaign against measles, mumps and polio. It affirmed there are no known side …

Read More »

‘Millions lost due to medicines smuggled outside the country’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 29: Ministry of Health has lost millions of dinars due to medicine smuggled outside the country, reports Al- Shahed daily. The daily quoting a source added the ministry tried to put an end to the negative phenomenon but the efforts have not been fruitful. He noted the …

Read More »

‘Take ‘Kuwaiti’ woman to Brisbane for delivery’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 29: Doctors have pleaded for a heavily pregnant refugee on Nauru island facing a complex and possibly life-threatening birth to be moved to an Australian hospital, reports Al-Rai daily quoting BuzzFeed website. The woman is a 37-year-old Kuwaiti and more than 35 weeks pregnant. Her baby is …

Read More »