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Health Ministry keen on providing top medical services in Kuwait: official

KUWAIT: Assistant Undersecretary of Ministry of Health (MoH) for Medical Services Dr Mohammad Al-Khashti confirmed MoH’s keenness to provide best medical services for public, and enhance these services to build healthy society.

Khashti made his remarks Monday in a speech, on behalf of Health Minister Dr Ali Al-Obaidi, during the inauguration of the third annual Joint Congress of the Asian Musculoskeletal Society (AMS) and the Arabian Gulf Society of Skeletal Radiology (AGSSR), themed “Musculoskeletal Imaging: from Basic to Advanced.”

The ministry sponsors a number of scientific activities and events to encouraging steps and initiatives that help in improving and enhancing medical services in the country, he said, noting that medical conferences have a major effect in delivering accurate and credible information and in exchanging expertise with physicians from all around the world.

The ministry also strives to keep up with the latest modern technological developments in all medical specialties in order to provide top medical services, Khashti said, adding that the ministry continues to communicate with major and renowned international medical centers, and use their expertise to improve the performance of Kuwaiti physicians and the ministry’s employees.

Dr Salwa Al-Kanderi, Head of Radiology Department at Al-Razi Hospital, said meanwhile that the AMS-AGSSR Joint Congress is a platform to support continuous education, and to bring together many of the world’s leading experts in MSK imaging in order to present and share their vast clinical knowledge and latest clinical research findings in various aspects related to this specialty.

Cardiovascular diseases
In other news, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health Dr Khaled Al-Sahlawi asserted Monday that the cardiovascular diseases prevention and treatment programs are top on the MoH’s plan of action. Speaking to heads of the cardiovascular diseases departments at the ministry premises, Sahlawi said that the ministry is keen on controlling the cardiovascular diseases and its risk factors.

He clarified that the minister has instructed the medicines and medical equipment sector to provide cardiovascular departments with the state-of-the-art equipment and medicines. Kuwait’s hospitals and healthcare centers’ success in dealing with heart diseases and saving the lives of patients match that of the world’s leading cardiovascular hospitals, he underlined.
Sahlawi noted that the meeting also tackled several proposals to increase the awareness about and control risks factors that lead to the spread of such diseases. According to the World Health Organization, the cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the number one cause of death globally: more people die annually from CVDs than from any other cause. Most cardiovascular diseases can be prevented by addressing behavioral risk factors such as tobacco use, unhealthy diet and obesity, physical inactivity and harmful use of alcohol using population-wide strategies. – KUNA

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