KUWAIT: The Environment Public Authority (EPA) announced filing a case against a person who posted online video footage of himself while throwing garbage off the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Causeway. EPA added that the police had been notified to follow up the case, identify the culprit and bring him to justice. Notably, the fine for this action varies between KD 5,000-50,000 and 1-3 years in prison.

Obesity surgeries’ database
Health Minister Sheikh Dr Basel Al-Sabah announced using a special electronic database for obesity surgeries for the first time in Kuwait and the Middle East, noting that special equipment had been provided to register these surgeries in various Ministry of Health hospitals on the cloud database with the aim of keeping a record of the surgeries and the percentage of their success.

Speaking during a meeting with the head of the Kuwait Association Surgeons Dr Salman Al-Sabah and other officials, Sheikh Basel stressed that the ministry is keen on providing the latest medical services and equipment. Dr Salman said the project was subjected to a full four-year study before implementing it to keep track of obesity surgeries conducted in Kuwait. He warned that according to WHO statistics, the obesity rate in Kuwait is 38 percent, stressing that this calls for changing children’s eating habits.

By Meshaal Al-Enezi