Health Min­istry launches life-saving cam­paign

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

KUWAIT: The Health Min­istry yes­ter­day launched a na­tional life-saving cam­paign pur­posed to boost pub­lic aware­ness about first aid prac­tices. At the open­ing cer­e­mony, Head of the Or­ga­niz­ing Com­mit­tee Ja­mal Al-Harbi said the life-saving cam­paign is mainly in­tended to ed­u­cate the pub­lic about first aid treat­ment by means of pro­vid­ing emer­gency med­i­cal care to the wounded and pa­tients in a cor­rect man­ner.

Now that chronic diseases, mainly heart prob­lems, are mainly to blame for death in Kuwait, it has be­come a press­ing need to or­ga­nize train­ing cour­ses for life-saving, he added. The pro­gram aims to ed­u­cate the pub­lic on first aid, and pro­vide in­di­vid­u­als with nec­es­sary re­sponses in case of an emer­gency, Harbi pointed out. He added that the pro­grams tar­gets bet­ter aware­ness of sec­ondary school and univer­sity stu­dents and employees, and ed­u­cate 10 per­cent of Kuwaiti adults on first aid prac­tices over a span of five years.

KUWAIT: Na­tional As­sem­bly Speaker of Pak­istan Sar­dar Ayaz Sadiq and his ac­com­pa­ny­ing del­e­ga­tion left Kuwait yes­ter­day, con­clud­ing an of­fi­cial visit to the coun­try. He was seen off by the Na­tional As­sem­bly Speaker Mar­zouq Al-Ghanem and a num­ber of se­nior par­lia­men­tary of­fi­cials. — KUNA

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