KUWAIT: US Ambassador to Kuwait Lawrence Silverman. — Photo by Yasser Al-Zayyat

KUWAIT: Relations between the State of Kuwait and the United States of America are witnessing great cooperation in health and medicine, US Ambassador Lawrence Silverman announced. During a recent visit to the Dhaman Primary Health Care Center in Hawally, Ambassador Silverman stressed the desire to further enhance cooperation between the two countries. The envoy, who was warmly welcomed by managers and staff, said he was pleased that Dhaman is working with US healthcare institutions to achieve its objectives. The visit of the Ambassador came, in part, due to his keen interest in ensuring excellent health service to the resident American community in Kuwait. He was warmly received by Vice Chairman of the Board Hamed Al-Bassam, Dhaman’s Consultant of Operation Division Brian Flynn, Chief Medical Officer Dr Mohammad Al-Qenai and staff.


The Dhaman Center is located in Hawally; it will be part of a larger network. When that network is completed, Dhaman will provide Health Insurance Coverage that integrates healthcare services to all residents holding Article 18 residency and their families, some two million people. In his welcoming remarks, Bassam said that he looked forward to continued cooperation with the US institutions involved with the health sector. Appreciating the Ambassador’s visit, Bassam said that the company’s plan is to communicate with the diplomatic missions to familiarize them with the high quality of medical care and cutting-edge technological capabilities, which will be made available to non-Kuwaitis in the country.
Flynn reviewed the development of the company and the developmental objectives of the project to achieve sustainable health care that conforms to international standards. After receiving a detailed briefing from Flynn, the Ambassador toured the entire center, from the reception area through various clinics, radiology, analysis, treatment rooms, and the pharmacy, while receiving a briefing at each stop from the staff. The Ambassador welcomed these briefings from Dhaman’s leadership and staff, and noted the important role of such centers in the evolving level of healthcare in Kuwait, in addition to the other major health projects underway. – KUNA