Health Care

Kuwait’s Islamic Org. for Medical Sciences contributes to anti-narcotics fight

Various state and independent entities recently expressed a desire to join the fight against narcotics, notorious effect of which on society cannot be denied. Amongst such bodies is the Kuwait-based Islamic Organization for Medical Sciences, which collaborated with the Health Ministry to become part of the anti-drugs campaign. In this regard, chairman of the organization Dr. Mohammad Al-Jarallah told KUNA that they had been continuously coordinating with the ministry and other entities to promote healthy living and advise people against the use of illicit material. Last September, the organization had arranged the “mobilization of Islamic medical sciences against drugs” event in coordination with the Health and Interior Ministries, the Arab League and other entities. He went on to say that the welfare and health of Muslim societies was a priority, affirming that drug use was a threat to address.

The organization, he said, targets all sectors of society, providing social and moral guidance, in addition to medical advice. There are several factors leading to the spread of narcotic use in society, said Al-Jarallah, noting that lack of family supervision and role models contributed to people slipping into the pit of illicit substances. He called for toughening laws concerning the selling of drugs and those meaning harm to society, indicating that this was a national, regional, and international duty. The Islamic Organization for Medical Sciences was established in 1984 by later Amir His Highness Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. It focuses on unifying Islamic medical stances on various issues including treatment and preventative measures.

Source: Kuwait News Agency