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KUWAIT CITY, March 12: MP Ahmed Al-Hamad has submitted a proposal to float tenders for reputable international hospitals to manage public hospitals in the country, particularly the administration aspect and in the training of students and graduates from the College of Medicine at Kuwait University. According to the proposal, the international hospitals will be required to hire medical teams, provide health services, and pass on the expertise to local medical teams.
Al-Hamad explained that his proposal is aimed at providing advanced services and laying down hospital administrative rules. He said the term of the contracts will be five years, while every hospital must train a certain number of doctors and students within the specified period. He added a seven-member committee should be formed — consisting of four academic figures and three who are specialized in medical administration and Psychology — to assess the bids and choose the winners. He also suggested that international medical teams should manage Sheikh Jaber Hospital, since citizens and expatriates have complained about the poor quality of health services provided to the public even if Kuwait is a rich country. He pointed out that the country will save a huge amount — the budget for overseas treatment — once his proposal is implemented.
Meanwhile, MP Mehalhal Al-Mudaf asked all the ministers if their ministries participated in Expo Dubai, the results of such participation, number of delegations, and expenditure of every ministry in this regard. On the other hand, National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim sent a cable to his Mauritian counterpart Sooroojdev Phokeer to greet him on the National Day of Mauritius. By Saeed Mahmoud Saleh Arab Times Staff