KMA holds Fatwa and Assembly responsible for attack on doctors – KCMH’s clinics treat 32,181 in 2016

KUWAIT CITY, July 30: Kuwait Medical Association (KMA) held the Fatwa and Legislation Department and the National Assembly responsible for the attack on doctors, and the consequences of these apparent attacks, reports Al-Rai daily.

Secretary General of the association Dr Mohamed Al-Qena’i said, “Condemnation is no longer useful. Solution came out of our hands and is now in the hands of the Fatwa and Legislation Department and the National Assembly”.

He stressed that attacks on doctors in other Gulf countries are very rare and not a widespread phenomenon like the case in Kuwait, indicating that doctors in other countries are greatly respected and appreciated and that their counterparts in Kuwait are not less than them.

Dr Al-Qena’i expressed hope for cooperation with Ministry of Interior to implement temporary solutions until the law on the protection of doctors is passed.

Meanwhile, Deputy Director of Kuwait Center for Mental Health (KCMH) Dr Nayef Al-Harbi says the outpatient clinics of the center received 32,181 patients last year, including 7,512 patients suffering from schizophrenia, 4,636 suffering from bipolar disease, 3,724 suffering from depression and 2,716 new cases of psychiatric illnesses, reports Al-Qabas daily.

Dr Al-Harbi revealed that schizophrenia is on top of the mental diseases affecting citizens and residents in Kuwait.


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