(MENAFN - Arab Times) Assistant Undersecretary for Technical Affairs Khaled Al-Sahlawi instructed the employees of all hospitals and medical centers to keep the patients information confidential, reports Al-Anba daily.
These instructions were issued under the application of law 25/1981 in adherence to the minister's requirement on maintaining confidentiality of the patients' information.
Meanwhile, the Endocrinologist Consultant in Sabah Hospital for Children, Dr Zaydan Al-Mazidi revealed the statistics of diseases caused by endocrine disruption in children in Kuwait is proportion with that worldwide depending on the type of disease.
He pointed out that the congenital deficiency of thyroid gland is seen in 1 out of 4,000 children while there is an acquired type that affects 100 out of 4,000 children.
Meanwhile, Ministry of Health has commenced the process of selecting, for promotion those Kuwaiti employees who meet the conditions laid down by the Civil Service Commission, reports Al-Anba daily.
The Ministry has distributed forms among the employees to be filled and submitted within a month, after which the employees to be promoted will be selected.
Meanwhile, the Ministry has reiterated that doctors in the primary health centers should refer heart patients to general hospitals within the area of the patients' residences.
The circular indicated that the Ministry is aiming at reducing the pressure on some hospitals that have specialized clinics for heart diseases.
In the meantime, Deputy Director of the Ibn Sina Hospital Dr Mahmoud Dashti refuted allegations made against one of the doctors at the Al-Babtain Hospital which questioned the doctor's qualification to perform plastic surgery, reports Al-Anba daily.
Dr Dashti also denounced news which have been circulated that the Minister of Health has demanded an investigation into the issue.
He indicated the doctor in question has obtained the trust for his efforts and hard work. He stated his medical academic background and working experience shows he is a qualified professional and received associate certificate from the Royal Faculty of Surgery in UK in 1997, and another in year 2000.
Dr Dashti was quick to mention that it is not the first time such allegations to happen. He added such allegations are made by someone who is trying to settle personal dispute with the accused, just to stir animosity to professionals at the Ministry.