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MOH hires Pakistani medical teams

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 25: According to reliable sources, the Ministry of Health has appointed a large number of Pakistani medical personnel who arrived in the country last October to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic in Kuwait, reports Aljarida daily.

They explained that 208 of them have been appointed as doctors, nurses and technicians. They were part of the first batch of the Pakistani medical delegation that arrived in the country on October 22 with 15 specialized doctors, 41 technicians and 152 nurses. The Ministry of Health is now working on completing the procedures for appointing the second batch of Pakistani medical personnel, that arrived in Kuwait late last December, in order to use their services and expertise in the ministry’s facilities. Their number is estimated at 196 doctors, nurses and technicians.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health has provided the “Ask Me” service at the Kuwait Vaccination Center in the International Fair Grounds with a supervisor to respond to inquiries and questions related to COVID-19 vaccination prior to receiving the vaccine.

The “Ask Me” platform provides the opportunity for the public to communicate with preventive health doctors, and get answers to the inquiries and questions of those wishing to receive the vaccine, especially whether the vaccination will have side effects after receiving the doses.

A member of the organizing committee at the Kuwait Vaccination Center Dr. Hussein Al-Shakhs said this service helps guide the elderly about the method to pre-register through the preventive vaccination platform, and answer questions about the minor side effects of the vaccine and how to deal with them.

He said this platform also allows the elderly and others to know the methods and mechanisms of registration on the platform for COVID-19 vaccination, and for consulting the doctor about the side effects of vaccination, whether these minor symptoms occur from the first or the second dose, and other such inquiries and questions.

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