COVID-19: More Pakistani medics expected in Kuwait

Cairo: Kuwait plans to recruit more Pakistani medical workers to help fight COVID-19 in the country, according to local media.

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A total of 627 Pakistani doctors and health workers have already arrived in Kuwait in three groups last October, December and March.

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The third group of 223 doctors, nurses and medical technicians have recently been distributed to hospitals in Kuwait after they spent seven days in domestic quarantine.

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Around 75 per cent of the Pakistani medical workers, who have arrived in Kuwait, are nurses specialised in intensive care unit and chest care.

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More such professionals are expected to arrive as officials at Kuwaiti Health Ministry are in contact with their Pakistani counterparts to bring in more Pakistani medical professionals, health sources said.

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The Kuwaiti Health Ministry plans to bring the total number of Pakistani medical workers to 1,000 to help curb the COVID-19 spread in the country, the sources added.

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Their recruitment comes under a medical cooperation agreement signed between the two countries last July with the aim of boosting links and exchange of expertise.

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