I received E-mail from Dasman Diabetes Institute that they will organize a one day campaign with title “Ask about your Medication – During Hajj”, which aims to enhance the awareness of the public in Kuwait about medication and travel in particular at the HAJJ season which is soon to come.
I find this especially important for patients with diabetes to help them take all necessary steps required to stay healthy while they are away from home.
I saw a recent list from World Health Organization for the 10 most polluted countries in the world, and I felt sad when I found that Kuwait came in 10th place.Dust is not the cause, but we are oil producing country so we have the smoke from refineries, plants, cars, and we all remember the oil fires back in 1990.
Many people in Kuwait say they are not satisfied with air quality, and some say that cancer rate has increased over the years. Also I find that residential areas, like Um Al Hayman, Fahaheel, and Al Mangaf are located too close to the oil refineries and power stations.
We should start working on improving our air quality by setting rigid environmental rules if we ever want to enjoy a healthy life.
Note: Study measured the amount of PM10 particles that causes diseases and infections per cubic meter ug/m3.
Abdul Kareem, a brave smiling little boy at the NBK hospital who has cancer in his leg that is spreading around. In order to save his life he is faced with two options: Get a knee replacement surgery or have his leg cut off.
Why can’t he get a knee replacement? Because they say its not available in Kuwait. However, he can have it replaced in Jordan where the operation is available. What is the problem then? Abdul Kareem is not Kuwaiti and the surgery will cost 30,000 KD which his family can’t cover.
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