Health Ministry establishes office responsible for disabled citizens’ affairs

Health Minister Sheikh Dr Basel Al-Sabah

KUWAIT: Health Minister Sheikh Dr Basel Al-Sabah issued a ministerial decision establishing an office directly subjected to him to be responsible for disabled citizens’ affairs, said informed sources, noting that the new office will be responsible for building a database with information about the disabled. The sources added that the office will also be responsible for contacting disabled patients to check their satisfaction about the services and receive their complaints and proposals. The office will also contact the ministry’s engineering sector to make the needed changes at various health facilities and make sure they have priority in various health ministry facilities.

Syrian refugees
Chairman of the Gulf Catheter Association, Kuwaiti cardiac diseases consultant Dr Mohammad Hamdan Al-Mutairi, announced concluding a voluntary campaign to treat Syrian refugees with cardiac diseases in Jordan, where 47 were examined and 16 catheterization surgery were successfully conducted. Mutairi added that the campaign had been organized in collaboration with Rahma International and Tafaul voluntary team.

Underground bins
Head of the complaints committee at the Municipal Council Meshaal Al-Hamdan urged Chairman Osama Al-Otaibi to ask minister Fahd Al-Sholah whether the municipality has plans to build underground waste containers, adding that the technique is already followed in advanced countries and helps protect the environment, keeps garbage out of people’s sight and prevents stray animals feeding on the garbage.

Bachelors’ housing
Kuwait Municipality finalized preparations to launch a campaign to track down landlords letting houses to bachelors in private residential areas pending working on deporting them by the beginning of July. In this regard, the municipality’s public relations department announced that the team will resume their inspection tours to warn violators and take the measures needed to evict bachelors.

Students’ scholarships
The ministry of higher education said it has a complementary role in solving the problem of shortages or extra graduates in some majors, adding that if a shortage is noticed, for example, in medical specialties, more students would be dispatched on scholarships.

MEW centers
The Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) has come a long way in making the designs needed to build six centers to be used as branches in various governorates, said informed sources, noting that the new centers will help put an end to centralization and facilitate services for the public. The sources added that the six designs cost KD 298,920 and that the new centers will cost KD 5 million each to be executed within 24 months.

By A Saleh and Meshaal Al-Enezi