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Sunday , November 18 2018

Panel postpones vote on final report on irregularities in MoH

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 9: The inquiry commission which was formed by the Health Committee of the National Assembly to look into the irregularities of the Ministry of Health has postponed the vote on the final report which was scheduled for next Monday citing constitutional reasons, reports Al-Rai daily.

The committee members, according to parliamentary sources, have preferred to wait and asked for an extension to vote on the final report. The sources pointed out the report was ready and was supposed to have been voted on after the opening session, if not for the grilling of the Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and Acting Information Minister Sheikh Mohammed Al-Abdullah and resignation of the Cabinet.

Meanwhile, the General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development, in cooperation with the Central Administration of Statistics, is organizing workshops prior to preparing a report on sustainable development, reports Al-Anba daily.

The workshops are being organized at the headquarters of the Secretariat in the presence of government representatives and international organizations, the private sector, civil society and local observers.

The committee has made great progress in the area of coordination on the subject of indicators of sustainable development. The intention of the Secretariat is to present the national report of Kuwait Voluntary National Review (VNR) to the United Nations in April of 2018 according to Secretary-General of the Council Dr Khalid Mahdi, who was speaking on the sidelines of the workshops.

At the same time, Mahdi praised the role of members of the Permanent Steering Committee to implement the 2030 agenda for sustainable development goals for their effective role. Furthermore, the nursing staff at a hospital reportedly refused to use vitamin D ampoules distributed by the ministry because of deposits and impurities, reports Al-Rai daily quoting health sources.

The daily added, the incident has been reported to the Health Zone Administration and the Drug Inspection Department with a request to check the products to ensure the drugs conform to the specifications and physical properties of the solution.

The sources explained the deposits in the ampoules were very visible and prompted the nursing staff to refuse to use them. The cause of deposits may be due to manufacturing defects or poor storage in medical warehouses

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