Air ambulance contract stretched for 6 months

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KUWAIT CITY, Aug 29: The Central Agency for Public Tenders (CAPT) has agreed to extend the contract for air ambulance and medical services for a period of 6 months, starting from next September 6, 2021, until completion of procedures for signing the new contract, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting reliable health sources. The same sources pointed out this service has brought about a qualitative leap in the level of health services, especially with regard to saving lives and rushing the injured to public hospitals in record time especially when accidents happen in remote areas. The sources pointed out, the cost of the six months extension is 2.2 million dinars and that the issue has been referred to the Audit Bureau for final approval.

The sources indicated CAPT has approved the request of the Ministry of Health to import a number of medicines and medical supplies to secure the drug stock during the Corona pandemic, including the approval to supply medicines to treat allergies in all hospitals. The request will cost the Treasury 878,000 dinars.

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