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KUWAIT CITY, Nov 4: Commander of Kuwait’s Air Force Major General Abdullah Al-Fodari stressed on Friday that the Kuwaitis, injured during a road accident in Iraq, were professionally transported to the country. Upon instructions by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh Mohammad Al- Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and Army Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Mohammad Al-Khodher, an aircraft was dispatched to transfer the wounded from Iraq, Al-Fodari told KUNA in statement.
The operation was made in cooperation with Iraq’s Foreign Ministry, he said, indicating that the plane was equipped with an emergency medical team. He noted that the General Staff of the Army has taken all medical preparations at Jaber Al-Ahmad Hospital, stressing that Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Health made joint efforts to deal with the situation professionally.
For his part, head of emergency department at hospital, Colonel Salah Al- Nomes said 14 doctors and 20 nurses received the wounded and dealt with their cases, adding that this was upon the directives of the Minister of Defense and Chief of General Staff. He revealed that three people were in a critical condition, eight cases were stable, lauding Kuwait’s Ambassador to Iraq Salem Al-Zamanan for giving initial information about all cases.
He expressed his appreciation to cooperation and coordination among defense, interior, health and foreign ministries to help the wounded. Meanwhile, Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al-Harbi voiced his appreciation to His Highness the Amir for caring for his sons and daughters, and to all the Kuwaiti bodies for their concerted efforts to transfer the injured. On Thursday, five Kuwaitis were killed and 13 others wounded while visiting the southern Iraqi city of Karbala. (KUNA)