The Health Ministry asserted Saturday on its keenness to provide health care services and safety to patients, using the latest in technology to early detect diseases. The ministry also expressed eagerness to offer the necessary medicine and training cadets, including finding specialized technical support based on international standards.
The remarks were made by Jamal Al-Harbi, Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry for Medical Services and Support. Al-Harbi said in a speech at the opening of a conference on anemia, and the latest on Thalassemia, held under the sponsorship of the Health Ministry and Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization.
Al-Harbi added the two-day conference will also highlight the ministry's keenness to implement awareness programs based on scientific evidence, early diagnosed protocols and guidelines prior to marriage. Al-Harbi noted that Minister Ali Al-Obaidi agreed to prepare a nationwide centralized data for Thalassemia and Sickle cell anemia patients in cooperation with Kuwaiti Thalassemia and Sickle cell anemia organization.
Thalassemia is a blood disorder passed down through families (inherited) in which the body makes an abnormal form of hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen. The disorder results in large numbers of red blood cells being destroyed, which leads to anemia.