620 Public And Private Pharmacies Including Medical Warehouses Are In Kuwait
Chairman of Kuwait Pharmaceutical Association Dr Hani Zakaria disclosed that 620 public and private pharmacies, including medical warehouses, are in Kuwait. He added 480 of the pharmacies and medical warehouses belong to private sector, and public sector 140, reports Al Jarida daily.
In a statement, Dr Hani said about 255 pharmacists work in private sector while 750 are working in pharmacies affiliated to the Ministry of Health, and with Kuwaitis constituting 35 percent. He noted the number of Kuwaiti pharmacists is below the required percentage. He announced the first awareness conference for fighting violence and drugs slated for Feb 17-20 will ring the alarm on the dangers of drugs to save the youth in Kuwait. He said the conference aims to guide the youth on how to avoid drugs and instill confidence in them to believe in their capabilities toward development; thereby, creating a generation that is innovative and knowing its abilities to take right decisions.