Kuwait is in the top segment of countries in terms of number of bone fractures and trauma resulting from road accidents, lamented Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and Minister of Health Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah Wednesday, addressing a conference.
This came in the minister's address at the opening of the seventh fractures and trauma conference, in which he stressed this issue is of great importance and the conference, therefore, should receive all due attention.
Fractures and trauma to the bones are among the main challenges to modern health care systems, he said, thus the need for continued education and training for medical staff and for enhancing the sector's capacity for swift handling of such cases.
The conference is an opportunity to share expertise and review the latest research in this field, with an elite of consultants and specialists from reputable centers and hospitals from around the world enriching the sessions, the official said.
While seeking to improve its technical and human resources, the Health Ministry also stresses the need for other state and civil society bodies to cooperate and counter the high number of road accidents in the country. Investing in public awareness, the minister stressed, could spare the nation many losses and injuries that collectively stand to compromise overall development.
Conference Chairman and head of the Razi Hospital Spinal Cord Division Dr. Abdulrazzaq Al-Obaidan said the program includes 14 sessions and seminars, along with seven workshops over the course of four days, under the supervision of an elite of doctors. The topics include the latest in the field of orthopedic surgery and care and the participants, he added, would receive 22 credit points.
He further expressed hope the participation of 15 consultants and professors from the US, the UK, France, Germany, Egypt, and the Arabian Gulf countries alongside peers from Kuwait would yield stronger cooperation with specialized centers and institutions in the future.
For his part, Secretary General of Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization (KIMS) Ibrahim Hadi said KIMS is keen on supporting conferences in all medical specialties and works on training young doctors to create a strong generation of future specialists and surgeons. KIMS offers some 25 training programs, and there is a strategy and objective of seeing Kuwaitis in all sensitive and main specialties within the next five years, he said.
Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization (KIMS) of the Ministry of Health, State of Kuwait, is the authority responsible for organizing all aspects of postgraduate training of medical practitioners and other health professionals in Kuwait