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‘215 nurses transfer will cause shortage’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 2: The decision by the Ministry of Health to transfer 215 nurses from the Emergency Medical Department to other health areas and facilities from last October to January will cause shortage of nurses in the ‘emergency’ sector, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting sources from the ministry.


The daily said the nurses were transferred to hospitals in Jaber Al-Ahmed, Jahra, Adan, Sabah, Amiri and Farwaniya hospitals to fill the shortage in some health facilities so that appropriate health services could be provided.
The sources pointed out the decision contributed significantly to reduce the number of nurses and paramedics in the medical emergency sector. The sources pointed out, the next phase new ambulances will be pressed into service, which requires additional staff of paramedics in addition to the need of medical personnel during official holidays to provide assistance to the sick and the injured.


Meanwhile, the Federal Association for the Advancement of Visible Minorities in North America and Canada (FAAVM) has appointed Dr Hanadi Al Omani, the first Kuwaiti blind, as human rights ambassador and legal adviser to the organization, which upholds the rights of this denomination of people locally and internationally, reports Al- Qabas daily.

Sources said the Association seeks to advocate the rights of women, disabled people, the elderly and children, and guarantees the housing rights for widows, the divorced women and spinsters. While praising the national legislations and the Kuwaiti constitution, which guarantees the rights to citizens without discrimination between people of both sexes, Al- Omani criticized the nonapplication of some of the laws, citing the law of persons with disabilities, which guarantees this category all privileges, but some of its provisions are not activated. She also called for the amendment of articles of the Social Security Law in the addition of some articles that guarantee the rights of Kuwaitis, who sponsor a non-Kuwaiti disabled person.

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