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KUWAIT CITY, Sept 12: The Minister of Health, Dr. Khaled Al-Saeed said the ministry is currently focusing on the stage of building and developing the health system after the Corona pandemic, indicating that it is in the process of launching a number of health centers, including the Abu Fatira Health Center, which will open this week and the Sabah Al-Ahmad City Health Center C next week, reports Al-Jarida daily.
In a statement to reporters on the sidelines of the inauguration of the West Abdullah Al-Mubarak Health Center on Sunday, Minister Al-Saeed added that the ministry continues to work on health development projects, including the Al- Sabah Hospital project, Al-Adan and Al-Farwaniya hospitals, which began receiving patients gradually.
He explained this month will witness the transfer of patients from Al- Adan and Mubarak Al-Kabeer hospitals to Jaber Hospital in southern Surra, in addition to allocating the new Al-Farwaniya Hospital for citizens only based on the decision of the Council of Ministers. He pointed out that the ministry’s strategy also includes expanding primary health care services and upgrading their quality, noting that the total number of centers in the country has reached 112 distributed across the country’s various governorates.
He added that it also includes 26 centers in the Capital Health District, 19 centers in the Hawalli Health District, 31 centers in the Ahmadi Health District, and 14 centers in the Jahra Health District, explaining that the number of centers in the Farwaniya Health District has reached 22. He stated that the ministry’s policy and vision within the health development strategies and plans aims to create more models of integrated hospitals in the country that provide specialized and accurate health and medical services, in addition to public health services in accordance with the latest international standards that take into account the rights, safety and privacy of patients. In turn, the Ministry’s official spokesman, Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad said that primary health care centers are among the basic foundations of health systems globally and are the first point of contact between the references and those who want services, pointing out that the ministry’s vision in the next stage is integrated hospitals in all specialties.
Al-Sanad indicated that the diversity in providing services aims to serve the citizen and relieve pressure on specialized centers, which is reflected in the quality of the health service provided and the reduction of waiting period. For his part, the Director of the Farwaniya Health District, Dr. Mohammed Al-Rashidi said the West Abdullah Al-Mubarak Center is designed according to the latest engineering standards, and among its most prominent features is the generation of a large part of its renewable electrical energy needs using solar panels.