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Kuwait to pro­vide psy­chi­a­trists in­side health cen­ters

Medicines to be pro­vided for such pa­tients: Dr Al-Wat­tian

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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.

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