KUWAIT CITY, Sept 10: The Ministry of Interior has opened an investigation to find out how medicines belonging to the Ministry of Health were stolen and hidden in two makeshift rooms in a building belonging to the Ministry of Public Works in Shuwaikh, reports Al-Anba daily. A security source confirmed the security authorities have requested permission from the Public Prosecutor to visit the site that is used for storing medicines, to inspect and verify the authenticity of the report.
According to a security source, a Kuwaiti doctor working in the Ministry of Health identified only as Y. A., born in 1981, filed a complaint with the Shuwaikh Police Station saying he received information from the Supervisor of Administrative Services in the Ministry of Health that some medicines are stored in two aluminium rooms in the Shuwaikh Industrial Area Health Center inside a building affiliated to the Ministry of Public Works although the medicines were good for use and not expired. According to the doctor the two rooms were not used for about four years. The doctor added, these rooms may have been used to store stolen government medicines.