Thursday , October 18 2018


Swine flu cases found in Al-Sabah, Mubarak Al-Kabir and Farwaniya hospitals

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 26: A number of cases of swine flu virus cases have been reported from the Al-Sabah, Mubarak Al-Kabir and Farwaniya hospitals, reports Al-Anba daily quoting knowledgeable sources. The sources pointed out the infected people are from different age groups, the youngest is a 6 months old child. …

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Woman, child face doc’s follies

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 8: A newborn child was infl icted head injury by the doctor in charge of his treatment in Adan Hospital, says Al-Seyassah newspaper. Parent of the baby boy said the baby sustained injury within the hospital premises due to negligence of the specialist. She lodged a complaint …

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‘Delay rise in expat health charges’ – Many can’t pay

MP CALLS FOR REVIEW … HUMANITARIAN CONSIDERATION KUWAIT CITY, Sept 28: Rapporteur of the Health Committee of the National Assembly, MP Khalid Al-Otaibi has called for postponing the implementation of the decision to raise the charges for expat health services to early next year saying there is need to take …

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Millions of medicines seized in largest INTERPOL ‘operation’ – Illicit online pharmacies targeted

LYON, France, Sept 25: In the largest action of its kind, INTERPOL’s Operation Pangea X targeting the illicit online sale of medicines and medical devices saw some 400 arrests worldwide and the seizure of more than $51 million worth of potentially dangerous medicines. Kuwait is one of the participating countries …

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‘Use new wing to treat only Kuwaitis’: Director of Al-Farwaniya Hospital

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 18: Director of Al-Farwaniya Hospital Dr Mahdi Al-Fadli has sent a proposal to the Director of the District Health Area to earmark the new wing of the hospital to treat only Kuwaitis while the old wing can be used for treating expatriates, reports Annahar daily. He said …

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Disgruntled Kuwaiti doctors plan to sue MoH for no jobs

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 17:Several Kuwaiti doctors are in the process of filing a lawsuit against the Ministry of Health, which is the first of its kind. The lawsuit centers on the different criteria of employment, such as refusing to appoint them while employing expatriate doctors in the same specialization. Sometimes …

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Number of AIDS patients in Kuwait increases to 320

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 14: The number of AIDS patients in Kuwait has risen to 320, an increase of about 30 cases from last year, while the number of infection from the virus was about 290 in 2016. The main reason for the increase is the drop in awareness campaigns that …

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Overseas treatment regulations amended – Bid to end patients’ difficulties

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 22 (KUNA): Minister of Health Dr. Jamal Al-Harbi Tuesday issued a series of amendments to the decisions related to overseas treatment regulations in order to eradicate the difficulties that patients who are sent overseas for treatment may face. In a press statement, the official spokesperson of Ministry …

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‘No medicines sale in co-ops’ – ‘Violators face law’

KUWAIT CITY, July 17: In reaction to the decision of the Health Ministry banning the sale of pharmaceutical products inside cooperative societies, supermarkets and perfume stores as per the executive decree of Law No. 28/2996 and ministerial decision no. 102/2016, Minister of Social Affairs and Labor, the State Minister for …

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Medics in pink: Dubai launches women-only ambulances

Bid to expedite medical care by helping patients feel more at ease DUBAI, July 13, (AFP): Four women in pink remain on standby 12 hours a day, seven days a week, to come to the aid of their “sisters” in the Gulf emirate of Dubai. The four — two medics …

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