Kuwait’s Health Care Centers: Meeting the Needs of 13 Million

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KUWAIT CITY, Oct 28: According to a Ministry of Health report, in 2021, a total of 13.1 million individuals sought medical attention at primary healthcare centers. Among these, 68.3% were Kuwaiti nationals, and 31.7% were expats, as reported by Al-Jarida daily.

The report specified that the Al-Ahmadi Health District had the highest number of visitors, accounting for 26.2%, while the Capital Health District had the lowest, with 17.7%.

The report further indicated that the number of diabetes clinics within primary health care centers had reached 88, with a total of 839,280 visits, averaging approximately 3,440 daily visits.

It was noted in the report that Kuwaiti patients constituted 47% of the total, while non-Kuwaitis made up 53%. The Farwaniya Health District had the highest percentage of patients attending diabetes clinics at 25%, while the Jahra Health District had the lowest at 13.7%.

Additionally, the report revealed that the Center for Genetic Diseases recorded a total of 12,651 visits, with Kuwaitis making up 67% of the total and non-Kuwaitis comprising 33%.

The Islamic Medicine Center saw 4,172 patient visits during 2021, with Kuwaitis representing 69.8% and non-Kuwaitis 30.2%.

Dental clinics within primary health care centers received a total of 845,602 visits. Kuwaiti visits exceeded non-Kuwaiti visits, with a ratio of 51.7% to 48.3%. The Hawalli region recorded the highest percentage of visits to dental clinics at 22.4%, while the Farwaniya health region had the lowest at 17.3%.

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