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KUWAIT CITY, Aug 3, (KUNA): Acting Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah assured on Thursday the importance of inspiring lessons from the sacrifices made by the martyrs of Kuwait during the Iraqi invasion.

This came on the sidelines of a special event held in 360 Mall on the occasion of the 29th anniversary of the Iraqi invasion to Kuwait. During the event, a short documentary was shown, telling the stories of the sacrifices made by Kuwaiti women during the period of the Iraqi invasion as well as the subsequent seventh months’ occupation of the country.

The acting minister praised the content of the film, calling on everyone to participate and attend such events held on this occasion. For her part, undersecretary of the Amiri Diwan, Director General of Martyr Office Fatima Al- Amir said in a similar statement, the purpose of these events is to convey messages of appreciation to our martyrs in order to commemorate them.

The Martyr’s Office has set up a children’s pavilion within its activities this year in order to familiarize them with the events that took place during the invasion period and the contribution of the people of Kuwait to inculcate national values in them, said clarified. The event included the holding photography exhibition of martyrs, as well as a short documentary film about the martyrdom of Kuwait to commemorate the heroines who were killed during, and after the invasion, and prisoners whose remains have not been identified until today.

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KUWAIT CITY, Aug 3: The series of repeated verbal and physical attacks on doctors and medical staff in hospitals and clinics call for serious efforts by all those concerned to put in place a strict legislation to deter such ugly incidents, reports Al-Qabas daily.

One of the reasons for the recurrence of this hostile behavior may be the absence of legislation in the country, specifically to protect doctors from such crimes such as the punishment of those involved in such crimes but the Kuwait Penal Code No. 16 of 1960, calls for punishment if the doctor is employed in the government sector and considered a public servant.

In a survey to find out the real causes of the attack on medical staff on duty and for highlighting the solutions a number of specialists, including the Director of the Department of Legal Affairs and Investigations in the Ministry of Health, Ali Al-Khudair said transgressions on doctors are exceptional individual cases, most of them are verbal spats and rarely develop into physical attacks.

Al-Khudair added these cases are currently being addressed by informing the competent authorities including legal affairs sector to conduct necessary investigations and deal with them. He indicated the referral of these cases to the judiciary is based on the desire of doctors who are the victims.

For his part, Secretary-General of the Kuwait Medical Society, Dr. Salam Al-Kandari said the repeated incidents of assault on doctors by some visitors recently, was due to the absence of legislation to protect doctors. He indicated, a doctor must be provided full safety and security while on duty at the best level without concern or tension and pointed out that the bitter reality is the medical profession is considered just like any other profession.

For her part, Attorney Laila Al-Rashed said the issue of assaulting state employees in general and doctors in particular is not limited to Kuwait because it happens all over the world.

This phenomenon ranges from verbal abuse or physical assault. It is a social phenomenon, which requires firmness and severity in the application of law and awareness of its dangers. Al-Rashed pointed out there is no legal protection for doctors in the law so the laws must be amended if we want to protect our doctors.

Source: Arab Times

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KUWAIT CITY, July 31: A recent statistics revealed that the percentage of cases of death from different departments in government hospitals for 2016-2017 was 6,915 cases, a rate of about 1.35 percent of the total cases received by hospitals compared to discharge from hospitals which was 513, 960 patients or 98.65 percent, reports Al-Rai daily.


The statistics issued by the General Administration of Statistics show there were no deaths from the treatment of communicable diseases, addiction, tuberculosis, bone marrow transplantation, nose, ear, throat, eyes, eye surgery, plastic surgery, burns and physiotherapy.

Source: Arab Times

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KUWAIT CITY, July 31: Police have arrested four Kuwaitis, including a nephew of a current MP for forging salary certificates for citizens to help them get bank loans, reports Al-Qabas daily.

The daily said the suspect charged KD 1,000 for each certificate. A security source said 16 forged certificates have been confiscated from the forgers before referring them to the concerned authorities.
Source: Arab Times

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KUWAIT CITY, July 28: An Indian born in 1984 is said to have ended his life by hanging inside his apartment in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh, reports Al-Rai daily.

The daily, without going into details, said the security authorities have opened an investigation into the motive for the suicide. When paramedics and police rushed to the site, they saw the corpse of the victim hanging with a rope around his neck. The remains have been referred to Forensics

KUWAIT CITY, July 28: A toddler was found unaccompanied by an adult in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh area. In a press release, Ministry of Interior explained that patrol officers found the child in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh area, Block 5 on Thursday.

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He is in good health condition but is too young to speak, and he has not been reported missing by his parents. Officers have no information about the identity of the child.

The ministry urges Kuwaiti citizens and expatriates to give any information about the child, as no one has yet come forward to inquire about the child even though 48 hours have passed since the officers found him. The ministry requests those with information to call the Hotline No. 112.

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KUWAIT CITY, July 28: Head of Navigational Forecasting Department at Kuwait Meteorological Department Derar Al-Ali says the temperature in Kuwait is expected to reach 50 degree Centigrade on Monday, July 29, reports Al-Seyassah daily.


He said the wind will shift to northwesterly again, and could be strong on Thursday reaching wind speed of 50 km/hr. Al-Ali urged all citizens and residents to follow the warnings and reports issued by Kuwait Meteorological Department via its social media account @ kuwaitmet and its website – www.met.gov.kw.


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