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Thursday , November 15 2018


‘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 …

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‘80 pct of nurses in last three years performed very poorly’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 17: Following the announcement made by the Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al-Harbi to bring in about 2,600 new nurses from overseas for covering the needs of the ministry, informed sources revealed that 80 percent of the nurses who were brought into the country in the last …

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Experts slam law obliging expats to deal with 3 ‘private hospitals’ – ‘Differentiating private-public sector employees violates A 29 of Constitution’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 12: Politicians and legal experts have criticized law obliging expatriates working in private sector to deal with three specific private hospitals as a violation of the Kuwaiti Constitution. Chairman of Kuwait Society for the Development of Democracy Nasser Al-Abdali said it’s not acceptable to force expatriates to …

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Price of private room at public hospitals to rise

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 8: Ministry of Health is planning to increase the charges of private rooms in hospitals and medical centers, reports Al-Anba daily quoting a highlevel source. He said the charges of private rooms will be increased by 200 percent for both citizens and expatriates such that a private …

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‘Increasing rate of obesity worrying’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 2: Former health minister, general surgical consultant, oncologist and consultant for laparoscopic surgery Dr Mohammed Al-Jarallah has warned against the increasing rate of obesity in the country, reports Aljarida daily. He stressed the consequences of this epidemic, which is usually associated with heart diseases, digestive system diseases, …

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MoH adopts natl strategy for dealing with diseases – Ministry wins 85% of medical error cases

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 26: Assistant Undersecretary of Public Health Affairs at Ministry of Health Dr Majida Al-Qattan has affirmed that the ministry has adopted a national strategy for dealing with a number of common and dangerous diseases in the Kuwaiti society, reports Al-Anba daily. She revealed that a ministerial decision …

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KCSG holds Christmas party for cancer patients, survivors

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 24: Yuletide cheer and gift giving abound as the Kabayan Cancer Support Group (KCSG) recently held their Christmas party at the Padre Pio Hall at the Holy Family Cathedral in Kuwait City. The event is a celebration of life. Love and generosity as KCSG invited cancer patients …

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New ‘directives’ for overseas medical treatment announced

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 18: Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister of Interior Lieutenant General Engineer Sheikh Khaled Al- Jarrah Al-Sabah issued a ministerial decision concerning the medical treatment of ministry employees inside and outside the country. Article 1 of the decision amends the first article of Ministerial decision No. 686/2007 as …

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Al-Harbi says coop among govt, private health sectors essential

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 18, (KUNA): Health Minister Dr Jamal Al-Harbi said Sunday that joint cooperation among health sectors in the country, both state and private, is essential for providing imporved health services for the people, particularly those with special needs. The ministry is keen on empowering the disabled and utilizing …

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MoH terminates contract with US firm ETANA

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 13: In a move towards putting an end to the squandering of public funds, Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al-Harbi has issued a decision to end a contract with the American company ETANA which runs the Kuwait Health Office in Washington, reports Al-Shahed daily. According to sources, …

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