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Move to standardize medicine prices – GCC ministries apply 1st, 2nd phases

KUWAIT CITY, June 14: Assistant Undersecretary for Medicines and Medical Equipment at Ministry of Health Dr Omar Al-Sayed affirmed that the GCC health ministries have successfully applied the first and second phases of their project for standardizing medicine prices. They have managed to standardize the costs of 1,200 categories of …

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Medicine thieves held

KUWAIT CITY, May 2: The Farwaniya police have arrested 10 people for possessing large quantities of medicines and pills believed to have been stolen from the Ministry of Health, reports Al-Anba daily. This happened when police arrested an Asian for not holding Civil ID and the latter managed to escape …

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Panel okays bill to regulate pharmacy career, medicines – ‘MoH nod vital, licence in Kuwaiti’s name only’

KUWAIT CITY, April 25: The parliamentary Health, Social Affairs and Labor Committee approved Sunday the proposal to amend law number 28/1996 which regulates the pharmacy profession and distribution of medicines. Committee Rapporteur MP Saadoun Hammad Al-Otaibi told reporters after the meeting that the bill stipulates revision of Article Two of …

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Prices of 400 medicines to be reduced starting today – Reduction ranges from 10%-60%

KUWAIT CITY, April 16: The prices of 400 medicines will be reduced starting from Sunday in line with the decision of the Gulf Committee for Determining Prices of Medicines in the Executive Office of the Health Ministers Council of the Gulf Countries Council (GCC), reports Al-Shahed daily quoting sources. Sources …

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Indian woman, 2 Egyptians and a Bangladeshi held with huge quantity of ‘fake’ medicines – Maj-Gen Al-Awadi warns against buying meds online

KUWAIT CITY, April 9: An Indian woman was arrested along with two Egyptian men and a Bangladeshi for selling and possessing a huge quantity of fake medicines. According to the Public Relations and Security Media Department of Ministry of Interior, the two Egyptian suspects were initially arrested for selling medicines …

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‘No supervisory tasks for ministry’s doctors practising medicine outside’

KUWAIT CITY, April 9: Ministry of Health stipulates that doctors practising medicine outside the ministry must relinquish their supervision tasks to avoid delaying the work in the ministry’s utilities, reports Al-Anba daily. The daily quoting reliable sources indicated the ministry requires doctors occupying positions like head of section, supervisor and …

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‘Millions of dinars medicines lost or expired’ – Severe mismanagement in hospitals blamed

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 12: Following a stocktaking process in various hospitals and central pharmacies, Ministry of Health discovered that medicines worth millions of dinars were lost or had expired, which indicates severe mismanagement of the medicines and drugs provided to hospitals affiliated to Ministry of Health, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting …

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Patients in Kuwait old times counted on practitioners of popular medicine – Citizens endured tough living conditions

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 14, (KUNA): Tough living conditions Kuwaitis endured in the old times put citizens with limited options as to medical treatment, however patients at these times managed to receive such treatment by a countable number of practitioners of popular medicines, using herbal mixtures. The so called “Al-Hawway” or …

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Hospital cleaning worker arrested for stealing medicines

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 26: Cleaning worker arrested: Securitymen arrested a cleaning worker at a government hospital for his involvement in medical equipment and medicine theft, reports Al- Shahed daily. A security source said the administrative supervisor suspected the worker and placed him under surveillance, and caught him sneaking into the …

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Smuggling medicines out of Kuwait

An Iranian expatriate was arrested at Doha Port for attempting to smuggle subsidized medicines out of Kuwait. According to sources, Customs officers of Doha Port headed by Khalid Al- Failakawi suspected an Iranian expatriate who was planning to travel to Iran and checked his luggage to find large quantity of …

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