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MoH exempts expats from paying fees for cardiac catheterization

All surgical specialties available at Jaber Hospital: Dr Bassel

KUWAIT CITY, May 23: The Minister of Health Dr Bassel Al-Sabah has issued a ministerial decree exempting non-Kuwaiti patients with acute heart attack and the high risk MSTEML and STEMI from cardiac catheterization, which is performed in emergency cases at hospitals and health centers of the Ministry of Health from paying fees for the process, reports Al-Jarida daily.

The second article of the decision states that these cases are determined according to the prescribed form, approved by the treating physician, the head of the unit and the head of the concerned medical department. Meanwhile, the president of the Kuwait Surgeon’s Society, the head of the surgery department at Jaber Hospital Dr Salman Al-Sabah, has performed 200 surgical operations since January and until now in all specialties of surgery.

Dr Bassel said in a statement to reporters on the sidelines of a Ghabqa organized by the Association of Surgeons in the presence of the Minister of Health Dr Bassel Al-Sabah and the ministry Undersecretary Mustafa Redha, US Ambassador to Kuwait Lawrence Silverman, General Manager of Badr Sultan and Bros Company and his brother Imad Al-Ziben and a large crowd of doctors and surgeons, that “our goal is to make Jaber Hospital the best hospitals in the region, pointing out that work is under way in the hospital and at a global level.” He added that all surgical specialties are available in the hospital, including general surgery, laparoscopy, orthopedics, urology, etc.

He warned of the increasing prevalence of obesity in the country, and revealed that the number of surgical operations for obesity, which was conducted in public hospitals, was 3,000 in two years. He confirmed that the rate of obesity in Kuwait, according to World Health Organization statistics is 38 percent.

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