Health Min­istry con­tin­ues to send pa­tients to France de­spite at­tacks

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KUWAIT: The Health Min­istry will con­tinue send­ing pa­tients to France to re­ceive med­i­cal treat­ment de­spite the lat­est Paris at­tacks, Min­istry of Health Un­der­sec­re­tary Dr Khaled Al-Sehlawi stressed yes­ter­day. The Min­istry of Health has not re­ceived any in­struc­tions for stop­ping send­ing pa­tients to France, Sehlawi told the press, af­ter at­tend­ing a par­lia­men­tary com­mit­tee for so­cial and health af­fairs, not­ing that there are still pa­tients re­ceiv­ing treat­ment in France at the mo­ment.

On the spread of swine flu at schools, Sehlawi clar­i­fied that ac­cord­ing to World Health Or­ga­ni­za­tion (WHO) swine flu is merely a sea­sonal flu. He added that it is nor­mal that flu swiftly spreads among stu­dents, re­as­sur­ing that there is noth­ing to fear. The com­mit­tee meet­ing also dis­cussed health in­sur­ance for re­tirees, point­ing out that there are two in­sur­ance com­pa­nies that will take over this file and it will be com­pleted within the next few months. — KUNA

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