MoH to create database of all public school students
Doctors to stay overnight
KUWAIT CITY, Oct 13: Ministry of Health will conduct medical examinations of all students in public schools of all educational levels including kindergarten level, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting informed sources.
They revealed that such a step is the first of its kind in Kuwait, explaining that the ministry will keep track of the height and weight of all male and female students and take blood samples from their fingers.
The sources affirmed that Ministry of Health has addressed Minister of Education concerning the nutritional monitoring program and requested for collection of the health data of all students of public schools.
They clarified that this program is aimed at developing a national database concerning the spread of diseases related to malnutrition such as anemia, obesity, high cholesterol, diabetes and so on.
The sources indicated that the ministry, using a number of important nutritional indexes that are monitored on a yearly basis, is able to follow up the nutritional and health problems in the country and offer the required recommendations to overcome them.
Meanwhile, Ministry of Health has obliged all doctors from the functional level of “resident” to “first registrar” to stay overnight during the duties assigned to them in order to see to the patients based on medical and technical standards and carry out the instructions issued in this regard, reports Al-Anba daily.
The ministry has formed committees for conducting sudden inspection tours on all the health utilities in order to make sure of the doctor’s commitment to the decision of staying overnight on their duties. Legal actions will be taken against those who do not abide by these instructions.