Kuwait’s Health Minister visits Georgetown University Hospital
Dr Harbi meets Kuwaiti patients
WASHINGTON: Kuwait’s Health Minister Dr Jamal Al-Harbi visited Friday Georgetown University Hospital during which he met with the executive leadership of the hospital and met with Kuwaiti patients undergoing treatment there.
During his visit, Dr Al-Harbi was given a presentation of the different services the hospital offers in its different departments and discussed means to further enhance the cooperation and future collaboration. A reception was also held at the hospital in honor of Dr Harbi, during which he followed up on the treatment progress of Kuwaiti patients and listened to a detailed explanation of their treatment and recovery plans.
Dr Harbi stressed the importance of his visit to Georgetown University Hospital, saying he got a “very positive feedback from our patients here, where they are very happy not only from the treatment they are receiving but also the psychological treatment especially cancer patients with a tumor who need psychological support.” He added “we also discussed (with the hospital’s executive leadership) the exchange of expertise,” for Kuwaiti doctors to come here and also for doctors from this hospital to visit Kuwait, as well as nurses “which is of great importance to enhance and improve the quality in this regard especially in the intensive care units.” Other issues discussed included “ways to improve hospitals management, research and the Electronic Medical Record (EMR),” he noted.
Minister Harbi shed light on the mega hospitals that will inaugurate in Kuwait in the near future which are Jaber Hospital and Al-Jahraa Hospital, saying “we invited a team from the Georgetown University Hospital to visit Kuwait and visit these hospitals,” and that this reflects “the very good cooperation between the Kuwait Healthy Ministry and the Hospital.” For his part, President of Georgetown University Hospital Michael Sachtleben said “we are so honored to have the Minister here today.” He added “we are very proud of the care that we provide here and so thankful to the Minister and the Kuwaiti people for entrusting us with the care of their patients from the youngest to the oldest.”
“Today was a wonderful opportunity for us to say thank you for that opportunity,” he remarked. He affirmed “we value our relationship with Kuwait and we look forward to exploring other opportunities and areas where we can continue to move forward in our journey to provide safe, high quality care in partnership with the Kuwaiti people.” The Kuwaiti Health Minister was accompanied during his visit to the Hospital by his accompanying delegation, the Head of the Kuwait Health Office in Washington DC Dr Ali El-Enizi and Health Attache Dr Khaled Abdulghani.
Health Minister Dr Jamal Al-Harbi meets with the executive leadership of Georgetown University Hospital.
WASHINGTON: Health Minister Dr Jamal Al-Harbi meets with some Kuwaiti patients undergoing treatment at Georgetown University Hospital.