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Sunday , October 17 2021

‘Economy vital … but not at the expense of people’s health’

“THE task of the health sector is to protect lives so that diseases do not annihilate humanity, therefore it is possible to look at the measures taken by the Minister of Health Sheikh Dr. Basil Al-Sabah, not only in the implementation of health requirements but also by organizing and helping citizens to be vaccinated within a specific and organized program from a different perspective,” columnist Sattam Al-Jarallah wrote for Al-Seyassah daily.

Sattam Al Jarallah

“It is natural in light of Covid-19 pandemic or any other pandemic that there will be some shortcomings, as we are dealing with an invisible enemy that does not differentiate between one person or another, and therefore adherence to the procedures of the Ministry of Health is necessary, but other concerned ministries must work more seriously and responsibly.

“Security is the mission of the Ministry of Interior, ensuring food supplies is the job of the Ministry of Commerce, and supporting the affected sectors is the task of the Ministry of Finance which must have contingency plans in this regard, and for this reason, dumping the problem solely on the shoulders of the Health Ministry is clear injustice and an evasion of responsibilities.

“Over the past year, Minister of Health Sheikh Dr Basil Al-Sabah has everything within his capacity by mobilizing all sectors of the Ministry of Health to fight the pandemic despite lack of full cooperation from the rest of the ministries which had no clear methodology, but it can be said that they worked as if the world is experiencing the spring season and the atmosphere was magnificent, so they began to cry foul when Dr Al-Sabah started talking about the total ban, but if every minister had performed his role, this would not have been the case, and we would not see the confusion that we are currently suffering from.

“We have to admit that the Minister of Health, Sheikh Dr. Basil Al-Sabah, is successfully playing his role and making him scapegoat for ministers who have failed to play their part is pure injustice. “Our primary problem is the economic which must be everyone’s priority but this must not be done at the expense of people’s health.”

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