المجلس الأعلى لإدارة وتنسيق الشؤون الإنسانية والتعاون الدولي

The inauguration of the first phase of the rehabilitation of Kuwait University Hospital building

The Minister of Public Health and Population, Dr. Taha Al-Mutawakel, Secretary General of the Supreme Council for the Management and Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and International Cooperation Abdulmohsen Tawoos, and Mayor of the Capital Hammoud Abbad, inaugurated the first phase of Kuwait University Hospital rehabilitation and rehabilitating the severe malnutrition department.

Al-Mutawakkil, Tawoos and Abbad were briefed on the progress of the project and heard from those in charge for an explanation of projects’ phases and ways.

The Minister of Health indicated the importance of inaugurating the first phase of the rehabilitation of the Kuwait Hospital building, coinciding with the anniversary of the Prophet’s birth.

He considered the inauguration a great achievement, especially after it stumbled more than 23 years ago.

He confirmed that the start of the first phase of the project during this period indicates the insistence as well as reflects the great efforts and joint coordination between various parties to expand and improve medical services.

He appreciated the support of UNPOS to complete the implementation of the project, pointing out that the hospital will be a especial addition to health work in Yemen.

He stressed the keenness to prepare the hospital to be able of performing its medical role that alleviating the suffering of patients as well as benefiting from its capabilities in the current stage that the country is going through in light of the continued aggression and siege.

The Minister of Health appreciated the support of SCMCHA and various authorities for the efforts of the Ministry of Health in rehabilitating and improving health services and completing the project for the new building of the hospital.

In turn, Tawoos indicated that the inauguration of the first phase of equipping and furnishing the new building of the Kuwait Hospital, comes within the prioritization of needs in the health fielde.

He explained that in the other phases , the hospital will be fully furnished and equipped, pointing out that the inauguration is the result of the efforts of cooperation and joint planning between the SCMCHA and the Ministry of Health.

Tawoos confirmed the importance of the project, in providing services to the people of the capital, especially in light of the difficult conditions that the health sector suffers from as a result of the continued aggression and siege.

Tawoos aslo appreciated the role of the UNPOS,WFP and all those who cooperated with SCMCHA in accomplishing this giant project that has been delaying for decades.

In turn, Abbad explained that the project represents a basic pillar in the health aspect, considering the project as one of the most important health projects implemented in this exceptional stage, especially after it delayed for years.

He pointed out that the project is the result of a real partnership between the various authorities and UNPOS.

He indicated that there are only three government hospitals in the Capital secretariat , confirming that there is today a tendency to make a especial leap in the health sector due to the increasing need of society for medical services.

The Director of Kuwait Hospital, Dr. Amin Al-Junaid, pointed out the importance of inaugurating the first phase of the project, which includes equipping the treatment center for severe malnutrition, followed by the second phase, which includes intensive care equipment, and then the rest of the hospital departments.

He appreciated the efforts of the Ministry of Health and SCMCHA as well as the support of UNPOS in the rehabilitation of Kuwait University Hospital.

The inauguration was attended by the Director of the Health Office in the Secretariat, Dr. Mutahar Al-Marouni, the Executive Director of the United Nations Program for Project Services, Fayyad Rasoul, and the Program Officer in the UNPOScar office, Dr. Khaldoun Muhammad.

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