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Kuwait University to start Master’s, DPT physiotherapy programs

KU inks accord with KOC on research cooperation

KUWAIT: Chairperson of the Kuwait Physical Therapy Association Hana Al-Khamees announced that Kuwait University (KU) will soon start its Master’s and DPT physiotherapy programs. Speaking on the sidelines of a meeting with the dean of KU’s College of Allied Health Sciences Dr Suad Al-Fadhli, Khamees said that both sides agreed to coordinate with the Ministry of Health (MoH) to set special studies for the new degree programs.
In other news, KU inked yesterday a cooperation agreement in strategic research and development with Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) for collaboration in oil traps and heavy crude and natural gas. KU President Hussein Al-Ansari said in a statement that the five-year accord sets the bases for cooperation on technology acquisition, know-how and enhancing researchers’ potentials. The university backs up research and scientific progress through establishing partnerships, he said, affirming the approach toward excellence and creativity in research of social, economic and humanitarian values. KOC Deputy CEO Nayef Al-Enezi affirmed significance of such coordination for serving research and all-out development, praising the KU researchers’ expertise in applied researches that serve the oil sector.

NGO headquarters
Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Saad Al-Kharraz issued ministerial decision number 51A/2019 pertaining legalizing various NGO headquarters and granting them temporary three-year licenses. The decision explained that every NGO should submit a list of its unlicensed quarters and branches so that the concerned bodies could be contacted to legalize their statuses.

Shuaiba incinerator
Well-informed sources said the cost of a tender to operate and maintain Shuaiba incinerator estimated by the Ministry of Health (MoH) increased by 64 percent to become KD 800,000 instead of the cost in the current contract, estimated at KD 487,100. The sources added that MoH justified the increase by changing the emission detector and linking it to the Environment Public Authority (EPA) control room, installing a device to treat liquid medical waste, installing a sewage treatment unit, installing surveillance cameras, increasing the number of times dioxin and furan samples are tested from once to four times a year as recommended by EPA, diesel cost increases and manpower instructions to increase minimum wages.

By A Saleh and Meshaal Al-Enezi

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