Association Discussed Issue Of Reopening Private Clinics
Kuwait Medical Association (KMA) and Kuwait Dental Association (KDA) discussed the issue of reopening private clinics and medical centers with Health Minister Sheikh Dr Basel Al-Sabah.
A statement was issued by both associations after the minister’s meeting with KMA Chairman Dr Ahmad AlEnezi, KMA Secretary General Dr Salem Al-Kandari and KDA Chairman Dr Mohammed Dashti.
The statement explained that the meeting discussed proposals on how to re-operate private medical facilities, as they are needed now to reduce the burden shouldered by public hospitals. Both associations stressed that Sheikh Basel expressed full understanding of the points discussed and promised to consider the suggestions very soon.
The meeting also discussed medical associations’ role in fighting COVID-19 through volunteers, charity committees, effective contribution in quarantines, hospitals and dealing with passengers arriving or departing through various airport terminals.
In view of the current health situations, MoH closed all private clinics and medical centers effective March 22, 2020 until further notice.