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Consumption of painkillers should be within limits, says Dr Munther

KUWAIT CITY, July 12: Specialist in kidney, hypertension and internal diseases at Al-Mowasat Hospital Dr Munther Al-Sharikh affirmed that consumption of painkillers should be within the limits and in accordance with the instruction of the competent doctors within the scope of their specialty, reports Al-Rai daily. In an interview, Dr …

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MoH notifies panels on agreeing to include housewives in ‘AFIA’

‘Health’ to supply pharmacies with advanced medicines KUWAIT CITY, Nov 14: Ministry of Health at a recent meeting notified the Parliamentary Committee on Health, Social and Labor Affairs that it agrees in principle on including housewives in the retiree health insurance scheme (AFIA), reports Al- Jarida daily. Member of the …

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New scandal surfaces in ‘Health’

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 7: The series of corruption and suspicions continue in the Ministry of Health at various levels, reports Al-Rai daily. In what is seen as a new scandal, a report issued by the management for registration and control of medicines for distribution to hospitals and health centers, discovered …

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‘No medicines sale in co-ops’ – ‘Violators face law’

KUWAIT CITY, July 17: In reaction to the decision of the Health Ministry banning the sale of pharmaceutical products inside cooperative societies, supermarkets and perfume stores as per the executive decree of Law No. 28/2996 and ministerial decision no. 102/2016, Minister of Social Affairs and Labor, the State Minister for …

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Decision taken on hike in prices of 1,336 meds

KUWAIT CITY, June 27: Health Minister Dr Jamal Al-Harbi has taken several decisions including the increase in prices of 1,336 medicines, 24 nutritional supplements and pharmaceutical concoctions, reports Al- Shahid daily. The decisions consist of bylaws pertaining to the prices of medicines, pharmaceutical concoctions and nutritional supplements – about 45 …

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Medicines in ‘baqala’?

KUWAIT CITY, June 20: Officers affiliated to the Farwaniya Security Directorate arrested an Asian expatriate for selling subsidized medicines of the Health Ministry at an unlicensed shop in Jleeb Shuyoukh area. Public Relations and Security Media Department at the Ministry of Interior stated the sector in coordination with Health Ministry …

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Decision to hike medicine prices for expats on track

KUWAIT CITY, March 29: Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al- Harbi affirmed that the decision to increase the charges of medical services offered to expatriates will be enforced, stressing that there is no intention to retract that decision, reports Al-Rai daily. He said the decision will be enforced following completion …

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Health official supports plan for expats to buy medicines

KUWAIT CITY, March 23: Director of the Hawally Health sector, Dr Fahd Al-Foudari said he supports the proposal which calls on the expatriates to buy their medicines or at least part of the cost, reports Al-Rai daily. He added more than 60 percent visitors to the Hawalli medical facilities and …

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‘Millions lost due to medicines smuggled outside the country’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 29: Ministry of Health has lost millions of dinars due to medicine smuggled outside the country, reports Al- Shahed daily. The daily quoting a source added the ministry tried to put an end to the negative phenomenon but the efforts have not been fruitful. He noted the …

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MoH reiterates coordination with GCC for low-cost drugs

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 2, (KUNA): The Ministry of Health has stressed keenness on continuous coordination with the other GCC member states to provide effective and low-cost medications through unifying drug registration. Assistant Undersecretary for Legal Affairs at the Ministry of Health, Mahmoud Abdul-Hadi added in a statement that they are …

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