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‘Kuwait keen on empowering women in the health sector’

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 13, (KUNA): Assistant Undersecretary of the Health Ministry Dr Majida Al-Qattan has affirmed the significant achievements of the Kuwaiti health sector in empowering women. Al-Qattan made her remarks in a press statement Monday after meeting with Kamala Chandrakirana, Vice- President of UN Working Group on Discrimination Against …

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MoH terminates contract with US firm ETANA

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 13: In a move towards putting an end to the squandering of public funds, Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al-Harbi has issued a decision to end a contract with the American company ETANA which runs the Kuwait Health Office in Washington, reports Al-Shahed daily. According to sources, …

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Kuwaiti hospital in Gaza survives despite 3 wars – ‘Low cost health care 24/7’

GAZA, Oct 19, (KUNA): Over the past ten years the Kuwaiti hospital in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, healed wounds and soothed pain of many Palestinians, thanks to efforts by dedicated staff serving at multiple departments, where the hospital receives thousands of cases per month, amid poor health conditions in the …

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Healthcare at hospitals unsatisfactory, says poll – ‘Will go home for major treatment’

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 28: In this week’s Arab Times online poll, readers weighed in on the health care services in Kuwait with the majority of respondents sharing that they had experienced poor diagnosis and treatment at public medical facilities. 30% of voters felt that the diagnostic and treatment at public …

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Visitors lament poor services at ‘hospital’ – Health Office in US insists on forcing 2 patients back

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 20: Several visitors to Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital have been complaining about poor medical services from the stages of diagnosis to treatment. They also lamented long waiting period, inadequate number of wheel chairs and congestion at the outpatients section, reports Al-Seyassah daily. Visitors have taken photos on various …

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‘Cabinet to decide whom to send for foreign treatment’

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 11: The Ministry of Health said it has reactivated the old proposal made by Kuwaiti Medical Association (KMA to transfer the jurisdiction of sending patients overseas for treatment to the Amiri Diwan or the Council of Ministers, reports Al-Shahed daily. This is because the cost of sending …

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‘Only serious cases to be treated abroad’

 KUWAIT CITY, Sept 8, (KUNA): The Minister of Health announced on Thursday suspending medical treatment abroad except for serious cases. Dr Ali Al-Obaidi announced that only citizens suffering from serious illnesses and diseases would be allowed to get medical treatment in foreign countries. Cases such as cancer, children’s serious illness …

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MoH prohibits staff taking turns to work, rest during working hours – PAI official laments neglect suffered by industrial sector

KUWAIT CITY, July 17: Knowledgeable health sources disclosed that Ministry of Health prohibits all workers in its hospitals and specialized centers, including doctors, nurses, administrators and technicians from taking turns to work and rest during official working hours and shifts, reports Al-Anba daily. In a statement, sources asserted the decision …

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MP praises minister’s decision to allocate hospital for Kuwaitis

KUWAIT CITY, June 28: MP Khalil Al- Saleh praised the decision of Health Minister Dr Ali Jaber Al-Obeidi to allocate a hospital for Kuwaitis in a bid to provide better medical services to citizens. He pointed out that health care is one of the main concerns of the Kuwaiti society, …

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MoH announces work timings of all clinics during Ramadan

KUWAIT CITY, June 7: Director of Primary Health Department at Ministry of Health Dr Rehab Al-Watyan has declared the work timings of all clinics throughout Kuwait during the Holy Month of Ramadan. She explained that the medical centers in Ahmadi Governorate will be open throughout the week including Fridays and …

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