KUWAIT: Dr Khalid Al-Saeed, Health Minister, inaugurated the ophthalmology department at the new Jahra Hospital. He said that the opening of the new wing was to be seen as a step towards the decentralization of different health services within the framework of the Ministry, to adopt a comprehensive and integrated model which would provide better and accessible medical facilities for citizens.
Meanwhile, Dr Uhoud Khaleefa, Head of the Ophthalmology Department, Jahra Hospital said that the aim of a new department was to provide outstanding health services to the general public using state-of-the-art diagnosing equipment.
“The services at the department are integrated across all the Ophthalmology specialty clinics with seven rooms to cater to cornea, cataract, glaucoma, retina, eye socket, children’s eyes and squint problems,” she said.
“The department also has two rooms for laser treatments to cure diabetic retina and glaucoma problems as well as two major surgery and one minor surgery room to cater to emergencies.”