Harbi opens state-of-the-art surgery unit at Jahra Hos­pi­tal

Kuwait Times - - Front Page - By Faten Omar

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)

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