MoH restricts overseas treatment
KUWAIT CITY, July 30: Kuwait International Airport is preparing for the Hajj season, starting with the formation of a quintet committee to prepare an organizational plan for Hajj and Eid Al-Adha holidays, reports Al-Anba daily quoting Director General of Directorate General for Civil Aviation Eng Sulaiman Al-Waqyan.
He revealed that the committee includes representative of Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Health, General Customs Administration, airline companies and Directorate General for Civil Aviation. Al-Waqyan indicated that there are about 3,000 employees from the participating institutions who will work based on this plan round the clock on shifts in various sectors and departments of Kuwait International Airport, as well as 200 volunteers from the Public Authority for Youth and Sports to help activate this plan. He elaborated that the plan includes giving instructions to caravan owners, providing awareness guidance for pilgrims and passengers concerning the departure and arrival procedures, and implementing the emergency plan of Kuwait Fire Service Directorate which will be within the reach of the airport sites. Al-Waqyan disclosed that the plan will be launched starting next week and will continue until September.
Meanwhile, Head of the Hajj Mission and Undersecretary of Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Eng. Fareed Amadi announced the completion of all preparations for the success of the Hajj season. He indicated that the first batch of the Hajj mission will leave for the sacred land on Aug 5, while the second batch will follow two days later.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health has restricted overseas treatment in Germany only for patients with old files in Germany and are in critical condition, reports Al- Rai daily. Health sources explained the ministry took this decision after noticing the rising number of patients sent to Germany as some patients sent to other countries tried to change their destination to Germany. Sources said overseas treatment is now limited to critical cases, complicated