Kuwait Ministry of Health implements new procedures at medical testing centers
18 May 2022, 12:00 AM
30 June 2022, 12:00 AM
Kuwait health ministry said in a press statement that the Minister of Health Dr. Khaled Al-Saeed during his visit to Labor Examination Center in Shuwaikh was accompanied by Undersecretary Dr. Mustafa Reda and Director of the Public Health Department, Dr. Muhammad Al- Saeedan, where he met with employees and auditors and inspected the course of work at the center.
The ministry indicated the enatry into force of the new regulatory procedures regarding work periods and times and the employment included in them, starting from Monday, at the employment examination centers, including Shuwaikh, Sabhan, Jahra and Ali Sabah Al-Salem suburb.
It explained that it was decided to allocate the morning period from 7:30 am to 1 pm to receive domestic workers in the presence of the Kuwaiti sponsor, while the centers receive during the evening period from 1 pm to 8 pm the rest of the expatriate workers, according to the pre-booking dates in the morning and evening periods. The ministry called on the workers to come to the examination centers during the dates specified for them according to prior reservation, in order to prevent overcrowding and to achieve smoothness in providing the service.
Director of the Central Department of Primary Healthcare Dr. Dina Al-Dhubaib announced the formation of integrated multidisciplinary home visit teams, consisting of a family doctor, a dentist, a physical therapist, a pharmacist, a nurse, a laboratory technician, and a dietitian. She explained that this service can be obtained either by applying through the website specified for that purpose, or by requesting the service through the health center according to the area of residence.
The service request can be submitted via the website from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm from Sunday to Wednesday, and from 8:00am to 1:00pm on Thursday, with the medical reports of the references attached. She highlighted the completion of the preparations for providing this service, which are limited to periodic visits and not for emergency cases.