MoH launches electronic health guide for travelers – Ministry staff roll up sleeves to serve pilgrims

KUWAIT: Head of the MoH’s media department Ghalia Al-Mutairi (second from right) launches the electronic health guide project for travelers. — KUNA

KUWAIT: Head of the MoH’s media department Ghalia Al-Mutairi (second from right) launches the electronic health guide project for travelers. — KUNA

KUWAIT: The Ministry of Health (MoH) has launched a comprehensive electronic health guide in Kuwait International Airport for travelers, in an effort to help globetrotters stay healthy. The guide consists of brief informative health films put together by specialists from the MoH, which will be shown on screens all across the airport, in conjunction with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation and Kuwait Airways, said a press statement by head of the MoH’s media department Ghalia Al-Mutairi.

Moreover, the guide features advice on immunity measures against some of the most pervasive diseases encountered by travelers, in addition to information on health clinics and emergency numbers, the statement added. The statement also urged those with chronic diseases to ensure that all precautions are in place prior to travel.

Medical services
In other news, a ministry official announced that the ministry will secure all medicines and medical services for the Kuwaiti expedition during the upcoming pilgrimage. Mugheer Al-Shemmari, the deputy chief of medical services for the hajj pilgrimage, said in a statement that a ministry delegation that departed today to Saudi Arabia would coordinate with the authorities there for securing all necessary medical drugs and equipment during the rituals’ season.

A team of doctors and pharmacists will travel to Holy Makkah on August 26 to install the makeshift clinics. A second group will leave for the Kingdom on September 1st, he said, adding that by September 3rd, the medical team would be fully ready to admit and treat ill pilgrims. He called on the pilgrims to take the necessary vaccinations ahead of travelling to the holy land. – KUNA

This article was published on 30/07/2016