MoH to cre­ate data­base of all pub­lic school stu­dents

Doc­tors to stay overnight

Arab Times - - LO­CAL -

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 13: Min­istry of Health will con­duct med­i­cal ex­am­i­na­tions of all stu­dents in pub­lic schools of all ed­u­ca­tional lev­els in­clud­ing kinder­garten level, re­ports Al-Qabas daily quot­ing in­formed sources.

They re­vealed that such a step is the first of its kind in Kuwait, ex­plain­ing that the min­istry will keep track of the height and weight of all male and fe­male stu­dents and take blood sam­ples from their fin­gers.

The sources af­firmed that Min­istry of Health has ad­dressed Min­is­ter of Ed­u­ca­tion con­cern­ing the nu­tri­tional mon­i­tor­ing pro­gram and re­quested for col­lec­tion of the health data of all stu­dents of pub­lic schools.

They clar­i­fied that this pro­gram is aimed at de­vel­op­ing a na­tional data­base con­cern­ing the spread of dis­eases re­lated to mal­nu­tri­tion such as ane­mia, obe­sity, high choles­terol, di­a­betes and so on.

The sources in­di­cated that the min­istry, us­ing a num­ber of im­por­tant nu­tri­tional in­dexes that are mon­i­tored on a yearly ba­sis, is able to fol­low up the nu­tri­tional and health prob­lems in the coun­try and of­fer the re­quired rec­om­men­da­tions to over­come them.

Mean­while, Min­istry of Health has obliged all doc­tors from the func­tional level of “res­i­dent” to “first reg­is­trar” to stay overnight dur­ing the du­ties as­signed to them in or­der to see to the pa­tients based on med­i­cal and tech­ni­cal stan­dards and carry out the in­struc­tions is­sued in this re­gard, re­ports Al-Anba daily.

The min­istry has formed com­mit­tees for con­duct­ing sud­den in­spec­tion tours on all the health util­i­ties in or­der to make sure of the doc­tor’s com­mit­ment to the de­ci­sion of stay­ing overnight on their du­ties. Le­gal ac­tions will be taken against those who do not abide by th­ese in­struc­tions.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Kuwait

© PressReader. All rights reserved.