KUWAIT: Director of the Medical Emergencies Department Dr Tariq Al-Jassar said that air medevac units dealt with accidents and cases in northern and southern areas of the country and transferred them to hospitals, in addition to ambulance points on expressways during the new year holiday. The operations department registered 1,087 cases, 753 of which were taken to hospital, while 334 were treated on site, mostly over road accidents, fights, burns and simple wounds. During the holiday, 101 road accidents were registered. Jasser thanked all medical emergency departments for their efforts and thanked all paramedics for their notable role in serving the public.
Coastguard patrols rescued five people who had been stranded on Um Al-Maradem Island amid strong winds, and had to take refuge at the coastguard center on the island. On receiving a distress call, a boat was immediately dispatched to rescue the five people and evacuate to Khairan center.
A 74-year-old Eritrean was instantly killed while his 19-year-old son and 3-year-old and 8-year-old grandsons were injured when the son lost control over their vehicle and it flipped over along Fahaheel Expressway. In another incident, a 15-year-old citizen was killed when he was run over by a vehicle driven by a retired citizen in Kabd desert area.
Mina Abdullah Fire Center responded to a call about a cable that fell on road 238 in Julaia. It was moved to the shoulder, awaiting the electricity emergency team.
A citizen filed a complaint against her ungrateful son accusing him of assaulting her, said security sources, noting that the mother submitted a medical report stating her injuries. A case was filed and further investigations are in progress. Separately, a girl accused her brother of attacking her with a cleaver while he was drunk at their house in Sulaibiya. A case was filed for investigations.
A citizen rushed his Filipina housemaid to Adan Hospital on finding that she had swallowed some pills to end her life, said security sources. An investigation was opened in the case.
By Hanan Al-Saadoun