KUWAIT, Nov 14 (KUNA) — Ministry of Public Works reiterated on Wednesday that all its equipment are spread around the country as a precautionary measure for any emergency.
The ministry said in a statement that Minister of Public Works and State Minister of Municipality Affairs Hossam Al-Roumi is personally following up on work developments in presence of the ministry’s personnel.
It added that all ministry’s and Roads Authority’s equipment as well as those of the ministry of defense and the National Guard are put on full alert in anticipation of any emergency that may arise due to the potential downpour.
Meanwhile Kuwaiti Minister of Health Sheikh Dr. Basel Al-Sabah, accompanied by the ministry’s Undersecretary Dr. Mustafa Reda paid tour visits Wednesday to the Amiri hospital and Sabah Al-Ahmad’s emergency center to make sure they are ready for any emergency ahead of the potential downpour.
The ministry said in a press statement that Sheikh Basel toured the Amiri hospital and the emergency center in the city of Sabah Al-Ahmad to assess the progress of work and readiness and preparedness in anticipation of the potential heavy rains in the country.
It added that Sheikh Basel was briefed on the activation of the emergency plan in all sections of the hospital and the center and the medical services provided to those in need during this unstable weather condition that may result in injuries or increase in the number of those seeking medical attention.
It pointed out that a team of the Kuwaiti army is currently present in Amiri hospital to support efforts of health officials.