Health Minister affirms support for university medical staff, scientists – Health

KUWAIT, March 12 (KUNA) — Kuwaiti Health Minister Ahmad Al-Awadi affirmed the Ministry’s full support for the medical staff and scientists of Kuwait University and Sabah Al-Salem University City stressing the importance of high quality educational output.

The statement came during a press conference held on Sunday after the ministry and Kuwait University signed a memorandum of understanding in the presence of Undersecretary of the Ministry, Dr. Mustafa Reda, the Director of Kuwait University, Dr. Fahd Al-Dubais, and a number of deans and Ministry officials.

Minister Al-Awadi said the agreement aims to turn Sabah Al-Salem University City into a medical city with international standards explaining that Kuwait University has precedence in the quality of education. He also hoped that this will be the beginning of future cooperation between the Ministry and Kuwait University as well as other national universities in the country.

On her side, Head of the Healthy Cities Office at Kuwait’s Ministry of Health Dr. Amal Al-Yahya said that this agreement is an essential step in transforming Sabah Al-Salem University City into a medical university city explaining that university cities are different as they consist of several different sectors, buildings, professors and accommodate about 40,000 students.

Accrediting the city as a medical city contributes to the advancement of Kuwait’s classification in this field and enhances health outcomes and community health by increasing research projects, concluded Al-Yahya. (end)

Source: Kuwait News Agency