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KUWAIT: The Ministry of Health (MOH) yesterday declared a state of alert in all casualty centers at public hospitals, and prepared them to receive and treat patients suffering from asthmas who might be affected by the current dusty weather. MOH stressed in a statement that minister Dr Jamal Al-Harbi had issued clear instructions to all ministry facilities to be fully prepared to deal with any possible cases. The ministry also advised both citizens and expats, namely those with asthmas or respiratory diseases to stay indoors and avoid the dust.

Food tested
Commenting on social media reports about pesticide-infected fruits and vegetable allegedly imported from some Arab states to Kuwait, Kuwait Municipality announced taking some samples from Sulaibiya market in order to have them tested in its food labs and make sure they were safe for human consumption. The results are to be announced at a later date.

Inaccurate reports
The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor’s (MSAL) Assistant Undersecretary for Legal Affairs Abdul Aziz Shuaib stressed that the ministry was committed to executing and respecting court orders. He also criticized media reports claiming that the appeals court had annulled Siddiq Coop  Society’s board elections for manipulation, adding that the reports are inaccurate.

Great loss
Chairman of Kuwait Farmers Union Barrak Al-Sabeeh stressed that referring the Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources’ (PAAFRA) Deputy Director for Fauna Affairs Faisal Al-Siddiqi to retirement is a ‘great loss’ for the entire sector because he is a rare expert in agricultural affairs with a long career and experience.

By Meshaal Al-Enezi @ http://news.kuwaittimes.net/website/hospitals-prepared-asthma-cases-dusty-weather/

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