Kur­dis­tan takes mea­sures to en­sure safe ref­er­en­dum

Ir­bil pros­thetic cen­ter launches Kuwait-funded ward

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Se­cu­rity au­thor­i­ties in Iraq’s Kur­dis­tan have taken mea­sures to en­sure safety and sta­bil­ity dur­ing the ref­er­en­dum on the re­gion’s in­de­pen­dence set for Sept 25, 2017. The re­marks were made by Kur­dish Min­is­ter of In­te­rior Karim Sin­jari dur­ing his meet­ing with a Kuwaiti me­dia del­e­ga­tion late Sun­day. Se­cu­rity au­thor­i­ties have ar­rested about 1,700 mem­bers of the so-called Is­lamic State (IS) who were hid­ing among dis­placed Iraqis in the re­gion’s refugee camps, he noted. Although the city of Mo­sul was lib­er­ated from IS’ con­trol, there are still some ter­ror­ist cells in Mo­sul that be­long to the group, Sin­jari said.

The Kuwaiti del­e­ga­tion also met with the head of the for­eign af­fairs depart­ment at Kur­dis­tan’s gov­ern­ment Falah Mustafa, who stressed the im­por­tance of boost­ing co­op­er­a­tion be­tween his re­gion and Kuwait on all lev­els, mainly in­vest­ment. Mustafa also ad­dressed the re­gional and in­ter­na­tional im­pact of the up­com­ing ref­er­en­dum’s re­sults.

The Kuwaiti del­e­ga­tion in­cludes KUNA’s Edi­tor-inChief Saad Al-Ali, Edi­tor-in-Chief of Al-An­baa daily Yousef Al-Mar­zouq, Edi­tor-in-Chief of Kuwait Times Abd Al-Rah­man Al-Alyan and Trus­tee of Kuwait Jour­nal­ists As­so­ci­a­tion Ad­nan Al-Rashed.

Mean­while, a Kuwait-funded ward at a pros­thetic med­i­cal cen­ter in Ir­bil in Iraq’s Kur­dis­tan re­gion was launched to treat those whose limbs were am­pu­tated in the fight against IS. Speak­ing on the oc­ca­sion, head of the cen­ter Dr Ghas­san Al-Alousy told KUNA that the hos­pi­tal re­ceives about eight pa­tients of all ages daily, most of them with sev­ered feet or legs. Af­ter plac­ing pros­thet­ics, the pa­tients re­ceive phys­i­cal therapy to al­low them to ad­just to their new ar­ti­fi­cial limbs, he noted.

Kuwait’s Al-Na­jat Char­ity pro­vided do­na­tions to treat over 100 Iraqis in need of ar­ti­fi­cial limbs at the cen­ter.

Sin­jari noted that his re­gion re­ceived over 35,000 in­jured peo­ple dur­ing the bat­tle of Mo­sul. Due to the large num­bers of those in need for med­i­cal care, hos­pi­tals suf­fered a short­age of nec­es­sary items and medicines, es­pe­cially anes­the­sia to per­form surg­eries, he ex­plained. The of­fi­cial added that Kuwait im­me­di­ately sent med­i­cal aid to face the grow­ing num­bers of pa­tients.

The in­au­gu­ra­tion was at­tended by mem­bers of the Kuwaiti me­dia del­e­ga­tion. Kuwait is con­tin­u­ously pro­vid­ing med­i­cal aid to dis­placed Iraqis in Ir­bil, send­ing medicines, med­i­cal equip­ment and am­bu­lances. The coun­try also funded the es­tab­lish­ment of five med­i­cal cen­ters in camps in­side Ir­bil and Do­huk. More­over, Kuwait funded the treat­ment of over 500 Iraqis who needed dif­fer­ent surg­eries. — KUNA

IR­BIL: A Kuwaiti me­dia del­e­ga­tion tours a Kuwait-funded ward at a pros­thetic med­i­cal cen­ter in the cap­i­tal of Iraq’s Kur­dis­tan re­gion. The del­e­ga­tion in­cludes Edi­tor-in-Chief of Kuwait Times Abd Al-Rah­man Al-Alyan, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) Edi­tor-in-Chief Saad Al-Ali, Edi­tor-in-Chief of Al-An­baa Yousef Al-Mar­zouq, Kuwait Jour­nal­ists As­so­ci­a­tion Trus­tee Ad­nan Al-Rashed and KUNA re­porter in Kur­dis­tan Mukhlis Khish­naw. — KUNA

IR­BIL: Head of For­eign Af­fairs Depart­ment at Kur­dis­tan’s gov­ern­ment Falah Mustafa meets with the Kuwaiti me­dia del­e­ga­tion. —KUNA

Kur­dish Min­is­ter of In­te­rior Karim Sin­jari meets with the Kuwaiti me­dia del­e­ga­tion.

Mem­bers of the Kuwaiti me­dia del­e­ga­tion tour a Kuwait-funded ward at a pros­thetic med­i­cal cen­ter in Ir­bil.

KJA Trus­tee Ad­nan Al-Rashed is seen with a child at a Kuwait-funded ward at a pros­thetic med­i­cal cen­ter in Ir­bil.

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