Kuwait to provide psychiatrists inside health centers
Medicines to be provided for such patients: Dr Al-Wattian
KUWAIT CITY, Sept 17: The Director of the Central Department for Primary Health Care, Director of the Department of International Health Relations at the Ministry of Health, Dr Rehab Al-Wattian revealed in about two weeks, Kuwait will witness the launch of a new service of its kind in primary health care centers, represented by the appointment of a psychiatrist inside health centers to provide service to patients that is available at the moment at the Kuwait Center for Mental Health, reports Al-Anba daily.
She went on to say the health centers will also be authorized to provide medicines for these patients.
Dr Al-Wattian told the daily after the corona pandemic affected the health area in various ways, there have been periodic developments to keep pace with global health conditions, the latest of which was the
World Health Organization’s (WHO) launch of the electronic training program for primary health care practices to confront and contain the emerging corona pandemic (Covid-19).
She explained the program includes an electronic training course on primary healthcare practices in the context of the “Covid-19” pandemic, which aims to support primary health care workers to help them continue providing basic services and assistance to combat the pandemic as professionals and play an essential role in confronting the virus.
The electronic training course is indeed a unique event, as the organization announced the official launch of the program in cooperation with the World Organization of Family Physicians, United Nations agencies, the United Nations Population Fund and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
It was prepared in coordination with the World Health Organization for the Eastern Mediterranean Region headed by the Director General Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari.
This course is concerned with training primary health care doctors in everything related to the Corona topic, and focused on 4 main pillars, which are the objectives of the course and the first goal is to diagnose and train doctors to diagnose Covid cases.
“Many studies, experiments and lectures that were presented have all been directed and related to the topic of Covid. Therefore, the World Health Organization and the Eastern Mediterranean Region decided to focus on the concepts of primary health care because it is the first line to confront any pandemic or disease that affects a number of people in the community.