Biggest US medical team to visit Kuwait

KUWAIT: The biggest US medical team from various specialities is to visit Kuwait soon, director of the Retirees Service and Overseas Medical Treatment at the Kuwait Ministry of Defense Sheikh Sabah Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah said yesterday.

Sheikh Sabah Al-Abdullah said in a press statement to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) that this team is made up of 25 medical consultants from Memorial Hermann hospital in Texas who will carry out some unique surgical operations at Jaber Al-Ahmad Armed Forces Hospital, besides prov
iding prescriptions to patients and training the Kuwaiti doctors.

Sheikh Sabah said that the team consists of doctors from various specialities including cancer, osteology, cosmetology, cardiovascular, gynecology, obstetrics, internal medicine and sterility treatment, besides neurology, otolaryngology, dentistry, contagious diseases and the digestive system. The health official asserted that inviting such consultants helps activate Kuwaiti health relations with world health centers and plays a major role in exchanging expertise and carrying out sophisticated surgery that
push the medical services provided for those working in the military apparatus to new highs.

Sheikh Sabah also said that bringing international experts from abroad opens the door wide for training Kuwaiti doctors on cutting-edge treatment methods in what brings benefits to doctors and patients alike, stressing that a large number of Kuwaitis – whether doctors or patients – have taken advantage of the visits made by foreign medical consultants to Kuwait. This spares patients and their families the toil of traveling abroad and the high expenses of medical treatment. Sheikh Sabah asserted that the Ku
waiti political leadership is keen on upgrading the level of the health services in Kuwait through making use of the world expertise in this field along with developing medical systems, which positively reflects on the health of individuals in the society.

Finally, he hailed the support lent by the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and his instructions on contracting world renowned doctors and specialists in order to upgrade the level of medical services provided in the medical services authority and make use of foreign expertise. He also expressed his thanks for the Ambassador of Kuwait to the US Sheikh Salem Al-Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and military attache at the embassy Lt Col Nabil Al-Roudhan for
their cooperation and efforts in facilitating the procedures of this medical mission. – KUNA