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KUWAIT CITY, Feb 11: After repeated incidents of assault on workers in the health system, the latest of which was “a citizen hitting an employee at Al-Razi Hospital with a sharp object and inflicting wounds and leaving the employee with a broken nose, reports Al-Qabas daily. The health officials emphasized that these unfortunate incidents require an urgent action by the state authorities to protect doctors, nurses and staff inside medical facilities.
The officials pointed out the need to take urgent measures to prevent these attacks happening inside the health facilities pointing out that the Ministry of Interior has not failed and is making every effort to secure medical facilities and surrounding areas and has placed patrols in the vicinity of hospitals and health centers. The security patrols present at the security points inside the hospitals recently caught juveniles and teenagers in possession of sharp objects.
They pointed to the need to spread community awareness of the importance of the role of doctors, nurses and workers in the medical system. They touched on the assault incident that happened in Al-Razi Hospital, stressing that it is not the first, and it will not be the last, in the Ministry of Health facilities, despite the many statements and appeals made by unions, the Medical Association, and the Nursing Association earlier.
They explained that visitors are required to cooperate with administrative staff and medical, nursing and technical staff in public health centers and hospitals during visiting hours, as some relatives often force their way to visit patients outside visiting hours. Meanwhile, head of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at the new Farwaniya Hospital Dr Amal Khader disclosed that the department dealt with 50 births since it opened on Feb 5 until Feb 9, reports Al-Rai day. She said these births included two sets of twins, affirming that the mothers and newborns are in good health condition.