(MENAFN - Arab Times) Director of the Legal Affairs Department of the Ministry of Health Dr Mahmoud AbdulHadi was recently quoted as saying the ministry has put forward a suggestion to raise the fine for smoking in banned areas from KD 50 to KD 500 and to double the penalty in case of repetition of the offence, reports Al-Seyassah daily.
In a press release, Dr AbdulHadi said the Council of Ministers is studying the recommendations regarding amending Law No 15 of 1995 which will be later submitted to the National Assembly for voting.
Meanwhile, the officials at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry have announced they will begin inspection campaigns over the next few days to apply judicial summons and implement the sentences.
In the meantime, Nuclear Medicine Department at Ministry of Health will organize the second annual conference of Kuwait Society of Nuclear Medicine, scheduled to kick off from March 5-7.
The conference's main theme will be on the latest developments in nuclear imaging and its applications in cardiac field.
Head of the Nuclear Medicine Department at the ministry, Dr Masoud Mohammad, said in a press conference Wednesday that the gathering is under the patronage of Health Minister Dr Ali Al-Obeidi, as an international group of Nuclear Medicine consultants from the US, Brazil, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait will be taking part.
The conference will discuss two important issues, the latest developments in nuclear imaging and hybrid imaging, as well as micro imaging and its applications in endocrine diseases, nervous system, and bone disease.
The other issue will be related to the other applications of nuclear medicine in heart diseases.
Furthermore, the conference will discuss other applications in the diagnosis of coronary heart diseases, the narrow and shortcomings of the heart muscle, and the latest findings of the medical radioactive diagnostic tools.