(MENAFN - Arab Times) Head of Municipal Council Investigation Committee Osama Al-Oteibi has criticized the response of Health Ministry and the Ministry of Communications regarding the harmful effect of telecommunication towers, reports Al-Seyassah daily.
In a press statement, Al-Oteibi said the committee had asked the ministries to provide results of the study conducted on the harmful effect of telecommunications towers, stressing the importance of complying with the standards and regulations set for installing telecommunications towers.
He noted the committee and head of Telecommunications Authority had unanimously agreed on the regulations, and the authority is still preparing the executive bylaws which will be enforced within three months. He disclosed the authority will be managing the establishment of any telecommunication tower and issuance of licenses for that purpose, indicating the committee has since requested Ministry of Communications to present bylaws for approval of telecommunication towers.
He wondered why neither Kuwait Municipality nor the Municipal Council received a copy of bylaws issued by the Ministry of Communications, although the committee has always stressed the need to bolster coordination among the various government systems for public interest. Meanwhile, Al-Oteibi proposed the allocation of plots to establish petrol stations in the areas between Arabian Gulf Street and Al-Shuhada Street, given that only one small petrol station serves the areas in question. Chairperson of the National Program for Early Detection of Colon Cancer in the Ministry of Health Dr Fahad Al-Ibrahim says nearly 13,000 citizens below 45 years old have applied for colon cancer diagnosis since the program was launched last May, reports Al-Anba daily. He disclosed that 1000 applicants have gone through diagnosis so far, and the rest of them will be served according to timetable. He noted some cases of cancerous tumor and benign tumor have been detected and treated to prevent the progression of disease.
Meanwhile, the program is approaching the conclusion of phase three of awareness campaign for early detection of colon cancer through which 46 workshops have been organized according to timetable to train 1,400 primary healthcare personnel from all health districts. Dr Al-Ibrahim added the campaign covered several meetings with the heads of 100 medical centers in cooperation with doctors from the digestive and binocular units of hospitals, and the main item for implementation of the national program has been awareness policies and protocols for transferring cases. A recent survey indicated colon cancer mostly affects both genders, and the rate of infection has increased six times in men and eight times among women in the last 20 years.