KUWAIT CITY, April 25: Kuwait will receive the fourth batch of Pakistani medical practitioners — 136 doctors, nurses and technicians specialized in intensive care, anesthetics and chest and internal diseases — to assist the national medical teams in combating covid-19 by the end of this week , reports Al-Jarida daily quoting sources. Sources revealed the Ministry of Health has completed procedures for the issuance of visas to the fourth batch of Pakistani medical workers, indicating this batch will undergo home quarantine for a week and start working once the quarantine period ends.
Sources said the fourth batch will be assigned in Farwaniya, Adan, Jaber, Jahra and Mubarak Al-Kabeer hospitals to work in intensive care units and assist national medical teams. Sources confirmed that the four batches of Pakistani medical practitioners consist of 763 doctors, technicians and nurses; indicating that about 75 percent of the Pakistani teams are from the nursing sector and all of them are specialized in intensive care, internal diseases, chest and others.
Sources added the first three batches consisted of 627 specialists, pointing out the first batch arrived in October 2020 and it included 208 doctors, technicians and nurses; the second batch arrived in late December 2020 and it included 196 specialists; and the third batch arrived in March and it included 223 medical practitioners