KUWAIT CITY, March 28: Several visitors to the Farwaniya Hospital have expressed frustration over what they describe as nonchalance and messy situation within the premises, citing traffic congestion at emergency parking spaces and parking lots at the outpatient area.
They lamented the parking lots are insufficient for the large number of cars prying the hospital, reports Al-Seyassah daily. Kuwaiti citizen Mohammad Al-Mutairi said the population of Farwaniya Governorate exceeds one million, thus one hospital is inadequate for the massive population. He wondered how a governorate with almost half a million people should be treated equal with Farwaniya.
Another citizen Khalid Al-Hamad corroborated his compatriot and noted Farwaniya Governorate needs a minimum of four public hospitals to cater for its numerous visitors. He stated the major problem involves littering of the premises, which is unbefitting of such a hospital. He observed that people can easily notice advertisements on the ground, besides the many potholes around the hospital’s fence.
In his comment, another Kuwaiti Hamed Ali was surprised to see naked electricity cables on top of electricity poles within the hospital. He is worried that any child could fall victim to carelessness leading to a huge disaster.
Umm Mohammad complained about heavy traffic congestion in front of the emergency parking spaces. She cited an ugly scenario at the Internal Medicine Department where some patients sometimes access consultation rooms only to be referred to other colleagues, because the doctors are busy on phone. She declared the doctors usually redirect patients to get their papers signed from former colleagues with the hospital stamp.
She also said the orthopedic section is the best within the casualty unit. Meanwhile, Thaher Aziz noted the kind of treatment patients receive mostly entails dispensing of “Adol” and ointments. He noted patients hardly get enough antibiotics, while activities at the outpatient clinics are clumsy but far better than the casualty units. He urged the ministry to increase the number of doctors to alleviate the problems patients face.