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Promoting health services a top priority, says Premier

HH PM presides over key meeting

HH the PM presides over the key meeting on promoting health services

KUWAIT CITY, April 28, (KUNA): His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah has emphasized the state’s great interest in promoting health services as a top priority.

His Highness Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak on Saturday presided over a high profile meeting for the Health Ministry leaderships as part of follow-up efforts of implementation of projects and programs and development plans of the various government bodies. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah and Minister of Health Sheikh Dr Bassel Humoud Hamad Al-Sabah attended the meeting, together with head of the Government Performance Follow-Up Agency Sheikh Ahmad Meshaal Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah.

Minister Bassel Al-Sabah provided a detailed account of the ministry’s plans for promoting services and completing projects to realize the optimal health level for the good of both citizens and expats. He addressed means of enhancing the health infrastructure, including expansion works in a host of hospitals nationwide, doubling bed capacity to about 16,000.

The minister reviewed doctors’ training programs and overseas missions in cooperation with some of the world’s leading medical institutions. Then, His Highness the Premier offered directives related to certain notes on health and medical care services in a number of hospitals, and stressed that they have to be remedied.

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