Health in­sur­ance com­pany’s con­tract ex­tended for six months

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - By A Saleh and KUNA

KUWAIT:

The Min­istry of Health’s con­tract with the Gen­eral Ser­vices Health In­sur­ance Com­pany for ex­pats was ex­tended for six months, which will help pre­vent de­lay in visa re­newal trans­ac­tions, Health Min­is­ter Dr Ja­mal Al-Harbi said yes­ter­day. He also said that 2,600 nurses are avail­able for Jaber Hospi­tal and that he has asked for phar­ma­cists to work there.

Harbi was speak­ing dur­ing a press con­fer­ence held yes­ter­day. “The Min­istry of Health is ea­ger to de­velop its tech­ni­cal sys­tem and the na­tional strat­egy for pro­mot­ing health ser­vices of­fered by the gov­ern­ment sec­tor,” he told re­porters.

The ex­ec­u­tive plans of the five-year na­tional strat­egy come in co­op­er­a­tion with the UN World Health Or­ga­ni­za­tion (WHO), the min­is­ter said. A ma­jor phase of the strat­egy is build­ing the tech­ni­cal and ad­min­is­tra­tive cadres at the su­per­vi­sory posts through adopt­ing the rel­e­vant sci­en­tific bases.

Harbi noted that they agreed with a host of in­ter­na­tional spe­cial­ized in­sti­tu­tions to or­ga­nize cour­ses for qual­i­fy­ing those who will hold these posts, in­clud­ing the UK’s Lon­don School of Eco­nomics (LSE). Mean­while, the min­is­ter said that they had re-or­ga­nized work at the de­part­ment of treat­ment abroad, as well as in the health of­fices over­seas. He noted that some of the of­fi­cials in the over­seas of­fices were re­ferred to the pros­e­cu­tion af­ter ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties were spot­ted.

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