Union con­demns po­lice raid of lawyer’s of­fice

Vote buy­ing vi­o­la­tions sus­pected

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - By Me­shaal Al-Enezi

The Arab Lawyers Union (ALU)’s sec­re­tariat gen­eral con­demned raid­ing a lawyer’s of­fice by po­lice over al­le­ga­tions that he had been buy­ing votes for the up­com­ing par­lia­men­tary elec­tions, and de­scribed the raid as a ‘se­vere vi­o­la­tion of the law pro­fes­sion as well as all na­tional and in­ter­na­tional laws’. ALU also stressed that an of­fi­cial search war­rant had to be is­sued by the pub­lic pros­e­cu­tor and the Lawyers So­ci­ety chair­man had to be no­ti­fied prior to search­ing a lawyer’s of­fice and ar­rest­ing him. In ad­di­tion, ALU ex­pressed hopes that Kuwaiti of­fi­cials would re­al­ize their mis­take and bring mat­ters back to the right track. It also ex­pressed full sup­port for the Kuwait Lawyers So­ci­ety.

En­docri­nol­o­gist and di­a­betes spe­cial­ist at AlSabah Hospi­tal Dr Adel Redha warned of what he de­scribed as the dan­ger­ous trend of us­ing In­dian cac­tus to treat some dis­eases, be­cause it is very dan­ger­ous for the body’s vi­tal func­tions and leads to in­creas­ing liver en­zymes. Redha stressed that so­cial me­dia sto­ries about the plant and claims that it can mag­i­cally treat thy­roid prob­lems is sci­en­tif­i­cally un­true and leads to many dan­ger­ous side ef­fects. Redha urged the in­te­rior min­istry to in­ter­vene to stop the sale of such a harm­ful prod­uct and other sim­i­lar ones pro­moted through so­cial me­dia.

Far­waniya med­i­cal zone di­rec­tor Dr Hu­moud Al-Zobei said there is a fu­ture plan to elec­tron­i­cally link the ba­sic health­care cen­ter and Far­waniya Hospi­tal’s med­i­cal files. Speak­ing on the side­lines of Far­waniya health zone’s com­mem­o­ra­tion of World Di­a­betes Day at Me­nahy Al-Os­saimi Clinic, Zobei said spe­cial aware­ness pro­grams are in place all year long for var­i­ous dis­eases, namely di­a­betes. He also called for iden­ti­fy­ing the rea­sons and dan­gers of di­a­betes to pa­tients and pre­ven­tion and fol­low-up with physi­cians.

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