Tuesday , August 21 2018


‘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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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 …

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MoH sets aside KD 1.33 mln to expand, establish new hospitals

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 30, (KUNA): The Ministry of Health set KD 1.33 million for a total of seven projects for expansion and establishment of hospitals in the country’s governorates. Head of the health projects department at the Ministry, (engineer) Hisham Abulhasan said in remarks to KUNA on Wednesday that the …

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‘KD 763m collected since 2000 as health insurance fee not utilized’ – Medical products seized from gyms, salons fake, smuggled: MoH

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 29: The country’s treasury has collected KD 763.5 million, which is equal to $2.5 billion, since Health Insurance Law Number 1/1999 for foreigners took effect in 2000, reports Annahar daily quoting sources. Sources said such money has been accumulating for 15 years without investing it, clarifying neither …

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Kuwaiti men compete with their female counterpart on cosmetic surgery: expert – ‘Botox, injectable fillers in high demand’

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 28: Consultant in Skin Diseases and Laser Cosmetics Dr Ghanima Al-Omar pointed to high demand for cosmetic treatment through “Botox” and “injectable fillers” in Kuwait, among other non-surgical cosmetic procedures, and that Kuwaiti men compete with their female counterpart on cosmetic surgery. In a statement, she indicated …

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‘Deport expats having ‘contact’ with AIDS-stricken Filipino man’

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 24: The Assistant Undersecretary for Citizenship and Passports Affairs at the Ministry of the Interior Major-General Sheikh Mazen Al-Jarrah has issued orders to arrest and deport any expatriate who might have had ‘contact’ with a Filipino believed to be suffering from AIDS, reports Al-Anba daily. Sheikh Mazen …

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Staying healthy, losing weight leads most 2016 resolutions – More time for family pledged

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 23: In this week’s Arab Times online poll, readers shared their resolutions for the coming year. The majority of responders felt that losing weight and staying healthy would be their number one priority. Choosing a New Year’s Resolution is one of the most important ways in which …

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MoH suffers big losses in medical errors: study

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 20, (Agencies): A mobile dental clinic has been launched to serve residents of Al-Rawdha area, a senior Ministry of Health (MoH) official announced on Saturday. In a press statement, Director of Capital Health Zone Dr. Afrah Al-Sarraf said that the mobile clinic, which caters to the elderly, …

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Kuwait, though largely of arid lands, produces high-quality honey – ‘Pure honey can cure some diseases’

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 18, (KUNA): Although Kuwait is largely a desert country, except for some trees and seasonal shrubs that dot the arid lands, beekeepers have succeeded in producing high-quality honey in large quantities. Bader Yousef Bin Hussein Al-Roumi, interviewed by Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), said he had succeeded, following …

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