Harbi opens state-of-the-art surgery unit at Jahra Hospital
KUWAIT: Health Minister Dr Jamal Al-Harbi yesterday opened the surgery unit at Jahra Hospital after it was fully equipped. “Jahra Hospital is the first public hospital to have the latest cardiovascular information system (CVIS) that links all departments and keeps doctors updated with their patients’ info,” Harbi said. He affirmed the health ministry aims to achieve the vision of the government to provide the highest standards of performance in order to improve the quality of health services and provide excellent health services to citizens and residents.
Jahra Hospital Director Dr Ali Al-Mutairi said the unit occupies an area of 600 sq m and is fitted out with the latest equipment that will enable doctors to conduct all medical interventions 24/7. The unit is made up of a reception room and five fully-equipped rooms, including two main rooms with state-of-the-art medical and sterilization equipment.
The beds in the unit can bear weights of up to 500 kg. There are also examination and operation rooms, a threebed room, a changing room, a storage room and a room for medical staff. The unit is working with 20 doctors and 50 nurses to provide the necessary medical services to residents of Jahra and nearby areas.
Mutairi pointed out that the importance of this unit stems from the fact that it is an integrated and independent unit, which makes it easier to carry out minor operations without having to move to other hospital departments. This also reduces the length of stay of the patient in the hospital. He stressed that the opening of the new unit comes within a comprehensive plan to develop the services provided by the hospital in terms of performance and provision of advanced devices. Work on the unit was done by Central Circle, which is a leading company in medical equipment. Central Circle was established in 1979 to provide medical equipment and turnkey solutions.
KUWAIT: Health Minister Dr Jamal Al-Harbi tours the surgery unit at Jahra Hospital after its opening yesterday. — Photos by Joseph Shagra (See Page 3)