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Kuwait’s Health Ministry ready for upcoming parliamentary elections

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KUWAIT CITY, Oct 30, (KUNA): Kuwait’s Health Ministry announced on Sunday the formation of temporary medical teams for the upcoming parliamentary elections slated for November 26th. Ministry’s Undersecretary Dr Khaled Al-Sahlawi said in a statement that the ministry would also allocate 61 mobile clinics distributed across the various polling centers. He added that all teams would carry out the implementation of the work plan including the preventive and medical aspects, in addition to the facilitation of 25 ambulance cars for the various polling centers, five for each constituency.

Al-Sahlawi pointed out that some 344 emergency medical staffers and 144 male and female nurses would be stationed at all polling centers. He said that the mission of the preventive team is to supervise food catering companies offering food and drinks to the polling centers, in addition to other administrative teams. He concluded by saying that all ministry’s facilities would be harnessed for the service of the electoral process.

Meanwhile, Kuwait’s Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC) inked a deal Sunday with Bahrain’s National Oil and Gas Authority (NOGA) to build a joint aromatics factory in the Kingdom with an annual production capacity of 1,44 tons. The deal was made during a meeting held earlier between visiting Bahraini Oil Minister Sheikh Mohammad bin Khalifa Al-Khalifa and Kuwaiti Acting Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Minister of Oil Anas Al-Saleh, Mohammad Al-Farhoud, IPC’s Chief Executive Officer and Board member of Directors, stated to KUNA.

The agreement, which is based on the two countries’ partnership, includes secondary products, Al- Farhoud noted, adding that details regarding that matter are to be discussed between the two sides later. It is the second partnership in petrochemicals between Kuwait and Bahrain following a previous successful one with Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (BSC), in which the Kuwaiti company owns around 33.3 percent, he noted.

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