KUWAIT: The health minister sent officials from a department that issues official documents for questioning after they were found to be lax in their performance. It was proven that their duties were being carried out by a janitor in the department, who was stamping official papers in the presence of official employees.

Treatment abroad
In other news, Kuwait Medical Association rejected the interference of some MPs in the committees deciding treatments abroad, adding that one of the most important reasons for “medical tourism” is political pressure and interference by some MPs. This comes on the heels of statements by an MP against the head of the brain and neurosurgery committee chairman at Ibn Sina Hospital. Head of the society Dr Ahmad Al-Thuwaini strongly rejected interference of some MPs in specialized medical committees and its decisions. He said this matter is technical and it’s up to doctors to decide whether the patient travels abroad or not.

By Meshaal Al-Enezi