KUWAIT CITY, Jan 20: Prompted by repeated complaints of Kuwaiti patients sent to London for treatment, MP Majed Al-Mutairi urged Health Minister Bassel Al-Sabah to hold accountable the head of the Health Office in London for disregarding such complaints.
He warned, “If the minister does not take action or open an investigation into this case as soon as possible, we will use all constitutional tools.” On the other hand, MP Talal Al-Jallaal has submitted queries to the health minister about the bed capacity of Adan Hospital and number of ministry projects in the past five years.
He explained that Adan Hospital is one of the busiest hospitals in the country, so several expansion projects were launched to increase its capacity.
However, the implementation of these projects has been delayed despite their importance and inclusion in the State development plan, he added. Therefore, he wants to know the current bed capacity of the hospital, number of patients confined in the past three years, and if the current capacity is enough to accommodate patients. He requested for other details like the number and types of planned expansion projects, if any of these projects are being implemented now, and reasons behind delays in implementation.
He inquired about the lack of other projects such as the establishment of more clinics and hospitals in Ahmadi Governorate, considering it has only one hospital although it is one of the most densely populated areas in the country.
Furthermore, Al-Jallaal also forwarded queries to Minister of Public Works and State Minister for Housing Jenaan Boushehri about the violations highlighted by the State Audit Bureau (SAB) in its report. In view of the policy set by HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al- Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and his directive on combating all forms of corruption to improve the country’s ranking in the global Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), he inquired about the violations or notifications recorded by SAB concerning the Ministry of Public Works, Public Authority for Housing Welfare (PAHW) or any other affiliated body in the past three years if any. He asked what steps were taken to correct these violations and action against those behind the violations. He also wondered if these violations were caused by legislative inadequacies. If yes, he demanded for clarifications.
By Ahmed Al-Naqeeb Arab Times Staff