Suspension and Probe Ordered in Response to Medicines Misappropriation

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KUWAIT CITY, June 3: The Minister of Health, Dr. Ahmed Al-Awadhi, has ordered the formation of an investigation committee to look into the suspected seizure of medicines from a primary care center. This directive follows concerns over the potential misappropriation of medical supplies, as reported by the Al-Jarida newspaper.

A file photo of one of the primary care center pharmacies.

In an official statement released via the Ministry of Health’s account on the “X” platform, it was announced that the head of the pharmacy at the center has been suspended from duties pending the outcome of the investigation.

This decision aligns with the Ministry’s ongoing efforts to enhance the digital control of drug dispensing, ensuring stringent oversight and accountability in the management of medical resources.

The Ministry emphasized that these measures are part of broader initiatives aimed at maintaining the integrity of healthcare services and safeguarding public health. Further details regarding the investigation will be disclosed as the committee proceeds with its inquiry.

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