Kuwait’s new mobile ambulances سكوترات الإسعاف الجديدة

Kuwait scooter medics

دشّنت وزارة الصحة، ممثلة بادارة الطوارئ الطبية خدمة جديدة لتقديم الاسعافات الاولية عن طريق ادخال «السكوتر الآلي» ضمن اسطولها الخاص بخدمات الاسعاف، حيث تم ادخال 12 قطعة منه في الخدمة [القبس].

 Sounds like a great idea. Hopefully it’ll be followed by medi-vac too

Car falls in hole in front of City Center Shuwaikh!!

Car falls in road hole Kuwait

The picture of the car looks very scary. The works on Jahra Rd. are taking forever to finish, increasing the risk of an accident like this happening again. Two Kuwaitis were seriously injured when the car fell in a hole in Shuwaikh, in front of City Center.

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Angelina Jolie on the cover of Time magazine

Angelina Jolie on cover of Tima Magazine

Time magazine chose Angelina Jolie to cover their latest issue. The actress shocked the world this week by announcing that she had a double mastectomy, to prevent any chance of her getting Breast Cancer in the future.

Angelina Jolie on cover of Alqabas Kuwait

Al-Qabas posted the same news on its first page yesterday. They were ridiculously chastised by some ignorant and dense people, who apparently were titillated by Angelina having her breasts cut out. This is a scary fatal medical procedure, and not some sensual sexual movie scene you sick fools.

It took tremendous courage from her to go with this completely preventative procedure. Her courage might encourage other women to do the same too.

One of the sexiest women on earth chose to remove her breasts, which present a big part of her sex appeal, just so she may prevent the threat of cancer in the future. That sure will encourage a lot more ordinary normal women to do the same. To lose some of their vanity, and do something to prevent fatal cancer.

And if Brad Pitt, whom is also one of the sexiest men alive, supported and encouraged his girlfriend to have it; then it might also encourage ordinary and regular men to support their spouses in this.

Time magazine called it the Angelina Effect, because the news was huge and it will have a tremendous effect on the way people view genetic testing in death prevention from now on.

Medical Emergency care in the US

Sharp Memorial Hospital San Diego

Update 1: My bill was reduced to $780, after negotiating with the hospital. Thank you for that.

Update 2: I got my money back with NBK’s free travel insurance, through Al-Ahlia Insurance Co.

I had a terrible kitchen accident here in the US a few nights ago.

I severely cut my finger trying to wash a new food processor. I’m visiting here so I don’t have medical insurance coverage. But even without that, I never expected my bill to be this enormous. All in all, I was charged $2,000 for a cut that didn’t even require suturing or stitching. The bill might even be more expensive, but I won’t know for sure till after 10 days.

Like I said, I’m on holiday in the USA so I don’t have medical insurance. But I do make sure that I pay for my tickets using NBK’s credit cards because they offer free travel insurance, so obviously I’m seriously hoping that tha insurance works out. I guess we’ll find out in a couple of weeks’ time if it’s real or not.

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Kuwaitis go first in Hospitals & Clinics القانون الجديد: الأولوية بالعلاج للكويتيين

new health care law Kuwait

في إقتراح جديد للنائب نواف الفزيع، تقدم حضرته بقانون جديد يقدم فيه علاج الكويتي على الوافد في المستشفيات و المستوصفات. عذره بهذا الإقتراح هو طوابير الإنتظار الطويلة اللي يضطر يوقف فيها الكويتي بسبب أعداد الوافدين المتزايدة

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Diabetes in Kuwait السكري في الكويت

Kuwait is ranked #1 in the Middle East and #3  in the world for Diabetes. These are shocking numbers.

Here are a couple of inforgraphs showing us the scary numbers. The majority of diabetics in Kuwait are overweight (over 75%) and a lot of them are obese (40% of all diabetics).

This means that we really need to have better diets and exercise regimes, to at least get our weights down, so we can reduce our risk of getting Diabetes.

Nine new hospitals in Kuwait

 I just read in the papers that the government is planning 9 new hospitals, with a total capacity of 5,400 new beds. They’ll start first with the new Razi and Amiri hospitals.

The new hospitals’ budget is KD 1 Billion, and all the projects will for the first time be directly supervised by the Ministry of Health.

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Crime never pays إلقاء القبض على حرامي صندوق إعانة المرضى

 Qatar just arrested the Egyptian accountant who embezzled and stole close to KD 4 million from PHFS (Patients Helping Funds Society) in 2006. The criminal is being extradited to Kuwait, and will start his 7-year jail sentence.

PHFS is one of the biggest health charities in Kuwait, and is responsible for the management of huge amount of charity money. This theft casted a very dark shadow over the legitimacy of its operations and over their work procedures. A lot of people stopped handing out money to them, for fear of the money will lose its way and get in the hands of thieves and criminals.

I’m glad we finally caught this guy, but still wish that his sentence included he pay back what he stole, or for him to rote in jail till he does. Plus, it is kinda of sad (and embarrassing) to know that he wasnfreely living his life, was out and about going here and travelling there.

How in the hell was he not afraid of us, of the sentence hanging over him by a country like Kuwait. If they had cough him somewhere far, like in the jungles of South America or the slumps of Asia, then it might be a little easier to absorb. But to catch in in neighbouring Qatar is, frankly, very shameful to our police system.

[Pic credit Al-Qabas]

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