Mutlaa City welcomes its first-ever emergency care center.
14 November 2023, 12:00 AM
31 December 2023, 12:00 AM
The Minister of Health Dr. Ahmad Al-Awadhi announced that 80 new ambulances will enter service at the beginning of the year 2024, revealing that these ambulances will be brought from the United States of America to support the health system in Kuwait, particularly the Medical Emergency Department.
In a press statement issued on the sidelines of the inauguration of the Mutlaa City Ambulance Center on Thursday, Dr. Al-Awadhi expressed appreciation towards the opening of the first center for medical emergencies in the area to serve the people of the area, which includes 28,000 housing units with currently about five thousand families living there. He indicated that four healthcare centers will also be opened after receiving them to complete the health system.
Dr. Al-Awadhi stressed that the current ambulance center will operate with a capacity of six ambulances, two cars, and six emergency medical technicians, and will operate around the clock and will be supported by the Jahra Health Zone and the new Jahra Hospital. He affirmed the keenness of the Ministry of Health to support this system with medical and nursing teams in the near future.
Dr. Al-Awadhi indicated that he will make tours of the new clinics being implemented and push for urgently completing and operating them so that they will be the first line of defense, especially after life has begun to flourish in the area, in addition to supporting the air ambulances if needed. He stressed that the ministry will provide all support and assistance to the Medical Emergency Department, and will strengthen it with male and female technicians. Dr. Al-Awadhi said the ambulance center serves the Salmi border and the residents of the area, adding that there is a development plan, part of which concerns the Medical Emergency Department, as well as the development of air and sea ambulances.
Meanwhile, the Director of the Medical Emergency Department Dr. Ahmad Al-Shatti said in a press statement that about nine ambulance centers were opened within one year, compared to only three centers last year. He revealed that this center completes a chain of 86 ambulance centers in Kuwait and that these openings are in line with the development and expansion plan to establish new cities. Dr. Al-Shatti affirmed that the Mutlaa Residential Area will include four primary health care centers as well as four ambulance centers. He expressed appreciation for the efforts of the workers in the ambulance centers and their pivotal role in the interest of the citizens.