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Health

Swine flu kills girl

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 21: A 20-year-old Kuwait girl suffering from the swine flu (H1N1) died inside Al-Adan Hospital making her the first casualty of 2016 registered by the Ministry of Health, reports Al-Qabas daily. Informed sources told the daily the deceased was suffering from concomitant diseases and that she had …

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Patients in Kuwait old times counted on practitioners of popular medicine – Citizens endured tough living conditions

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 14, (KUNA): Tough living conditions Kuwaitis endured in the old times put citizens with limited options as to medical treatment, however patients at these times managed to receive such treatment by a countable number of practitioners of popular medicines, using herbal mixtures. The so called “Al-Hawway” or …

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Kuwait ranks ‘low’ with AIDS cases

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 13, (KUNA): Reports from United Nations (UN) and World Health Organization (WHO) reports ranked Kuwait among countries with lower rates of AIDS cases, Undersecretary for Public Health Affairs at the Ministry of Health (MoH) Dr Majda Al- Qattan said Wednesday. Al-Qattan made this remark at Permanent National …

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54 ambulances with online services join fleet

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 10, (KUNA): Fifty-four ambulances that are linked to hospital casualty departments and other ambulances via the internet will join the fleet as of Sunday, Minister of Health Dr Ali Al-Obaidi announced late Saturday. “The online services will enable doctors on board of the new ambulances to consult …

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‘All medical staff members on duty must wear business IDs, name tags’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 9: Ministry of Health Thursday sent a circular to all hospitals and healthcare centers, obligating all medical staff members to compulsorily wear their business IDs and name tags during working hours in various facilities of the ministry. It stressed that employees who do not comply with this …

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Fraud prompts panel to set strict rules for kidney grant

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 8: It is common these days to see advertisements for kidney donors, and the phenomenon is on the rise in different parts of the country, reports Al-Jarida daily. In this context, health sources disclosed that relatives or outsiders can donate kidney to patients in Kuwait and medical …

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Brain tumor removed from ‘awake’ patient – Kuwaiti surgeon uses brain-mapping techniques

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 7, (KUNA): A Kuwaiti surgeon has successfully carried out an operation to remove a tumor from the brain of a patient while she was awake. Dr Hesham Al-Khayat led the team that operated on the patient, a Syrian, in Ibn Sina Hospital days after she was unable …

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Fake doctor works in hospital for 5 months

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 4: Officers from the Capital Investigation Department arrested a 22-year-old Kuwaiti for pretending to be a doctor as he joined the medical staff of Amiri Hospital where he worked for five months although he holds a certificate from the Commercial Studies College. A security source said an …

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‘Mixed reactions’ on decision by MoH on morning, evening timings

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 4: The Ministry of Health’s decision to allocate mornings for citizens and evenings for expatriates in outpatient clinics has failed to serve its purpose because the public health facilities are still crowded, reports Al-Qabas daily. The decision took effect at the beginning of the month in Adan …

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Fears on the infiltration of Filipino workers carrying infectious diseases

KUWAIT CITY: Subsequent to the verdict issued in the Philippines striping GAMCA system of accreditation to perform medical checkup for potential overseas workers, health sources have expressed fears on the infiltration of Filipino workers carrying infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS into the country, reports Al-Jarida daily. Sources noted the verdict …

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