Medical staff leave to be cancelled in Covid spike
MoH recommends strict measures
Check on drainage systems
The joint team of the Ministry of Public Works and the Environment Public Authority conducted a field tour to monitor violations and infringements against public drainage systems at a number of sites in Ahmadi Governorate, reports Aljarida daily.
In coordination with the Ministry of Interior, the teams inspected the rainwater and emergency drainage sites in Ahmadi Governorate, particularly the “A12a” site next to the Spoons Complex, and the “A14” site at the Sabah AlAhmad Naval Base, which is affiliated to the Coast Guard.
The team carried out sample testing operations in the laboratories of the Ministry of Public Works and of the Environment Public Authority in order to ensure the safety of the outputs from those estuaries and their compliance with the Environmental Protection Law, as well as to prevent infringements on the public drainage systems.
KUWAIT CITY, June 15: The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health has held a meeting with senior officials of various departments in the ministry to discuss the issue of the steady rise in the number of Covid-19 infections and admissions at the Jaber Hospital and the Mishref Fairgrounds Field Hospital, cases of occupancy and injuries in Jaber Hospital and Mishref Field Hospital, reports Al-Anba daily, quoting reliable sources.
The sources told the daily the most important recommendations that the ministry is going to implement is to stop leave for all medical staff for a month from next Sunday in all hospitals, stopping work at the Sabah Al-Ahmad Kidney Center from Sunday, stop elective procedures for internal departments such as endoscopy and others.
The recommendation also includes raising the clinical capacity of the special Covid care wards in government hospitals and to help cover the shortage of medical personnel, the sources said coordination between the anesthesia and the surgical departments is a must.
This is in addition to the fact that trainee doctors and board doctors will be redistributed by the SecretaryGeneral of Medical Specializations, and some optional operations will be legalized in the private sector, such as plastic surgery and others, to reduce the transfer of complications to the government hospitals.
The sources confirmed that these measures will be in effect for a month, which is the expected time for the sharp increase in Covid 19 cases. The sources expect the recommendations to be implemented within the next two days.