Kuwait City: Recent medical records have shown that one out of every four Kuwaiti adults suffers from diabetes, Dasman Diabetes Institute (DDI) said on Sunday. The revelation came at a graduation ceremony of 41 Diploma and Master’s degrees students along with 17 students of vocational courses in the field of diabetes, in conjunction with the Scottish University of Dundee.
Kuwait: Health Ministry Undersecretary Dr Khaled Al-Sahlawi said the ministry is studying the possibility of imposing health insurance on visitors, adding that this proposal was on the agenda of the parliament’s health committee during its meeting last Monday.
Kuwait: Nearly 3 million expatriates may face difficult healthcare challenges in three years’ time under a proposed government plan to close access to public health services. Government officials recently suggested that a timetable has been established for the creation of expat-only hospitals accessible by higher-cost private health insurance. The shift would create a cascade of consequences for expatriates and citizens in Kuwait as well as the local public and private health sector.
Kuwait: Kuwait is considering plans to stop all access to public health services for expatriates – though they pay KD 50 per year for health insurance. The idea is to reduce stress on the government budget, weakened by lower oil international prices.
Kuwait: Heart diseases are the primary cause of death in Kuwait, representing more than 40 percent of the total deaths annually, Health Minister Dr Ali Al-Obaidi said on Thursday. The minister made his remarks in a speech at the opening ceremony of the Fourth Conference of Kuwait Cardiologists Association and the 12th Gulf Heart Association Conference, under the auspices of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
The Municipality’s imported foodstuff department yesterday issued a decision mandating all foreign fish and seafood exporters will have to provide health certificates for their exports to Kuwait from the beginning of June 2015. The decision also stressed that any violations would be subject to legal accountability.
The air ambulance initiative, established by former servicemen, security veterans, and firefighters, will have a crucial impact on health services in Kuwait, providing a chance to save more lives, said a Kuwaiti official here Thursday.
Kuwait Society For Organ Transplant Concludes Campaign
Kuwait Society for Organ Transplantation concluded an organ donation campaign, aimed at the Indian community in collaboration with Father Davis Chiramel, the Chairman of the Kidney Federation of India, and lasted for a week. A press conference held at the society’s headquarters, marked the end of the campaign where Father Chiramel presented more than 2,000 organ donation cards from the Indian community in Kuwait.
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