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April 7, 2016 at 10:29

Dasman Institute launches mobile diabetes clinic

Dasman Institute launches mobile diabetes clinic
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Kuwait: Dasman Diabetes Institute, in conjunction with Zain telecom, launched on Wednesday a mobile diabetes clinic for the purpose of spreading awareness about diabetes among the public.

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February 7, 2016 at 09:44

Coronary, heart diseases main death causes in Kuwait

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Kuwait: Coronary and heart disease are main cause of fatalities in Kuwait, with proportion reaching 41 percent of overall deaths, announced a senior official on Saturday.

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February 1, 2016 at 13:17

One in four Kuwaiti adults suffers from diabetes: Dasman Diabetes Institute

Dasman Diabetes Institute (DDI)
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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.

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November 18, 2015 at 10:28

Kuwait is planning to impose health insurance for visitors

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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.

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November 17, 2015 at 10:42

Government health insurance for expats to stop in three years?

Government health insurance for expats to stop in three years
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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.

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November 8, 2015 at 11:59

Kuwait is planning to stop public healthcare for expats

Kuwait is planning to stop public healthcare for expats
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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.

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March 8, 2015 at 10:24

Heart diseases main cause of death in Kuwait: Minister

Heart diseases main cause of death in Kuwait
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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.

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January 28, 2015 at 14:19

Health certificates a must for fish imports to Kuwait

 Health certificates a must for fish imports to Kuwait
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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.

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December 18, 2014 at 13:22

Air ambulance initiative in Kuwait to save lives

Air ambulance initiative in Kuwait to save lives
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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.

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December 7, 2014 at 10:53

2,000 Indians register for organ donation

2,000 Indians register for organ donation
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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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