Health Minister Dr Ali Al-Obaidi opens a renovated ward at the Chest Diseases Hospital yesterday. —KUNA
Health Minister Dr Ali Al-Obaidi opens a renovated ward at the Chest Diseases Hospital yesterday. —KUNA

KUWAIT: Health Minister Dr Ali Al-Obaidi yesterday opened the renovated Late Shaikhan Al-Farsi ward at the Chest Diseases Hospital. Obaidi said that the new ward would serve male cardiac disease, cardiac catharsis and cardiac failure patients.

He added that the ward includes 27 beds and was built according to the latest and most up-to-date international specifications in terms of privacy, patient safety and infection prevention. “This donation is another bright model of Kuwaitis’ contributions to support health service projects in Kuwait,” he underlined, pointing out that such donations are a source of pride before various international health organizations.

Obaidi added that wards 3 and 5 of the hospital have also been renovated and turned into a lab section over a total area of 1,460 sq m including biochemistry, microbiology and blood diseases units. “Renovation and repairs cost KD 558,000,” he said, noting that the hospital’s newly launched services and sections match MoH’s strategies and programs, especially since cardiac diseases have been the prime cause of deaths in Kuwait. The hospital’s manager Dr Nader Al-Awadhi said the new ward includes two isolation rooms and that proper infection prevention protocols would be strictly applied to ensure patients’ safety. — KUNA