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MP Al-Azmi slams govt over health services deterioration
March 20, 2014, 9:33 am
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“The health sector has been suffering from a number of serious illnesses that require immediate treatment in order to cover the needs of citizens, instead of using painkillers and relying on donations,” says MP Hamdan Al-Azmi.

In a press statement Wednesday, Al-Azmi stressed the need to develop health services and facilities. He pointed out there are enough human and material resources for the country to push ahead with the construction of new hospitals and specialized health centers to better serve the public, while taking into consideration the growing population.

Al-Azmi criticized the government for its alleged negligence which led to the deterioration of health services. He said the State earmarks a budget of more than KD1.25 billion every year to address various health issues, “but we have not seen new hospitals in the country since 1981. Most health centers were established through donations, yet the Kuwait Development Fund has played a major role in the construction of hundreds of modern hospitals in many countries. “ He also emphasized the importance of solving several problems in the health sector, specially the public hospitals.

He cited as examples the long waiting period for appointments in these hospitals, lack of medicines, poor administration due to the failure of the Health Department to play an efficient role in hospitals and health centers, crowded clinics, and delayed surgery schedules. He added there are a number of challenges in terms of developing the health sector; such as the absence of practical and integrated strategy, as well as the rising number of people diagnosed with diabetes, heart diseases and malignant tumors. He lamented the substandard health services is not a new phenomenon, since the lawmakers and ordinary citizens have been clamoring for better medical services and facilities for quite a long time. He affirmed the people have also called for reconsideration of the demographic structure, because a bigger population means more pressure on public services.

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