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Healthcare News update from Kuwait

kuwait healthcare medAl-Anba daily reported that Dr Hilal Al-Sayer, the Kuwaiti Minister of Health, has decided to exempt suffering from from treatment costs and charges to reduce its burden on their families. He had also referred many doctors and employees to the public prosecution after internal investigation as it proved their forgery in many overseas treatment cases.

At the time, there are about 18.5% of the Kuwaiti society members are diabetic patients, while there are 300 million diabetic patients around the world. It is also predicted that the number will be increased to 450 million by 2030, according to Al-Seyassah daily quoting consultant at Firdous Health Center Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Enezi.

At a recent seminar on the occasion of World Diabetes Day in Manahi Al-Osaimi Health Center, Dr Al-Enezi stressed that it is easy to prevent diabetes from spreading through enhancing the public awareness about diabetes and its symptoms. He explained the reasons that contribute to diabetes, such as family history, age, high blood pressure, heart diseases and lack of exercise in lifestyle.

According to another news, published in Al-Seyassah daily, the Kuwaiti Doctors League strongly refused the statement made by Dr. Ahmad Al-Fadlih, the Deputy head of Medical Association, that the association has draft bills on medical faults to the ministry of Health, which were needed for the completion of the study to be prepared for its authentication from the national .Dr. Hussein Al-Khabaz, head of the league, said,” the condemnation became necessary because Al-Fadhlih has specified amounts to be deducted from the salaries of doctors without holding an extraordinary general assembly to gather the suggestions and opinions of members.”

The league’s secretary mentioned that Al-Fadhlih might as well act on behalf the health minister’s spokesman, stating why he revealed that the ministry will sent the bills to the cabinet even if he is not the minister.

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