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Al-Harbi amends condition for transferring medical licenses – Measures intended to stabilize private medical sector

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 16: Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al- Harbi has amended the condition of transferring licenses for medicine, dental and other applied medical professions for non-Kuwaitis in private sector, and doctors will be required to obtain approval of concerned bodies before the transfer after observing the one-year period upon leaving the first employer.

Dr Al-Harbi added the transfer of license is allowed in case the contract between the employer and the employee is expired. He noted the afore-stated measures are intended for stabilizing private medical sector and improving its performance to the desired level expected.

Meanwhile, the assistant undersecretary for public health Dr Majida Al-Qattan announced the result of medical test a female student who was reported to have contracted tuberculosis underwent came out negative.

This means results of all other related cases are negative. He mentioned the teacher who contracted tuberculosis is on medication for three weeks, and she’s recuperating at home after receiving necessary medical care. He pointed out that “there is confusion between two cases in this regard, citing a female teacher who died of complications of Tuberculosis Meningitis in 2016 three months after the illness that affected the membranes surrounding her brain”.

This type of tuberculosis is completely different from the pulmonary tuberculosis, which affects the lungs, and the condition of the recuperating teacher is not serious and does not pose threat to those around her—especially as those she was in contact with have tested negative. Meanwhile, the Capital Governorate honored, in a ceremony a number of renowned Kuwaiti figures. General (rtd.) Thabet Al- Muhanna, Capital Governor, said in a speech during the ceremony that “we should remember the sacrifices of our fathers and forefathers for the sake of development of our nation.” He commended the solid bonds among the Kuwaiti people, living under wise leadership of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah.

Al-Muhanna said the Capital Governorate was used to honor a number of Kuwaiti personalities every year for their contributions to Kuwait in different domains. The governor honored Sheikha Dr. Suad Al-Sabah, Ruqayya Al-Qatami, Fatma Hussein, Mohammad Al-Sanousi, Abdulwahhab Al-Wazzan, Abdulmutallem Al-Kadhmi, Mahmoud Al-Nouri, Dr. Abdulwahab Al-Fouzan and General (rtd.) Yusuf Al-Ansari.

By Marwa Al-Bahrawi Al-Seyassah Staff

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