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Tuesday , October 19 2021

MoH eyes committee for ending argument on asthma treatment

Procedure to be based on latest medical references

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 27: Ministry of Health will soon form a committee for studying the contradictory opinions and arguments between pediatricians and pharmacists concerning treatment for asthma, reports Aljarida daily quoting informed sources.

They revealed that the committee will be assigned to give necessary suggestions concerning the suitable procedure which will be based on the latest medical references and can bring an end to the arguments.

Meanwhile, Ministry of Health declared that the 20th Kuwait Ophthalmology, Optometry and Glaucoma Conference will be held on December 1-3 under the patronage of Minister of Health Dr Bassel Al-Sabah. In a press release, Head of the conference Dr Nasser Al-Jumai’an said the conference will focus on the latest methods for diagnosis, treatment and surgery for eyes particularly for glaucoma.

In addition, Assistant Undersecretary for Food and Medicine at the ministry Dr Abdullah Al-Bader announced the launch of an electronic system and database for finding production details of medicines using barcode. He explained that the system will help retrieve details related to any medicines from the time they left the factory, was registered at the storehouse and until they reach the patients.

Dr Al-Bader affirmed that such a system will help in confronting the issue of fake medicines and in finding medicines when required, adding that this system is used in 150 countries and has been adopted by most of the international companies.

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