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PM inaugurates new Al-Razi Hospital – Health minister says project marks development strategies

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 12, (KUNA): His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al- Sabah inaugurated on Monday new Al-Razi Hospital at the specialized health Al-Sabah area. The ceremony was attended by a number of sheikhs, ministers, and high ranking state officials from His Highness the Premier’s Diwan Office and the Health Ministry. Marking the event, Minister of Health Ali Saad Al-Obaidi delivered a speech on the occasion, affirming Kuwait’s achievements in the health and developmental sectors, which were recognized by regional and international organizations. The minister added that the new hospital is part of a comprehensive strategic plan by the ministry to improve the health system and provide a better medical care. After the speech, participants watched a documentary on future health projects in various provinces.

Later, a lecture was delivered by Hospital Director Muna Abdulsamad and other doctors on the new facility, which includes 10 wards, operation rooms, an X-ray room, and physiotherapy. Minister Al-Obaidi has stressed that the new Al-Razi Hospital is part of the ministry’s strategies, plans and programs seeking to develop the health system across the country.

The minister made the statement during the inauguration of the hospital under the auspices of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al- Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah. He said that the hospital will have an increase of 80 percent in beds to reach 540 after the project’s completion, noting its cost hit KD 31.4 million.

The total area of buildings reached 28,000 square meters, he added, indicating the hospital has ten wings which contains 24 beds each. The project aims to renew and expand totally the main operating rooms and operating rooms for accidents to reach 12 as well as X-rays, physiotherapy departments and offices, he made clear. He pointed to the decline in the mortality rates of infants and children — who are under five years — and rates of maternal mortality, affirming that Kuwait provided protective vaccinations against childhood diseases, AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria

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