COVID-19: No Entry For Expats Infected At Jaber Hospital Kuwait

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COVID-19: No Entry For Expats Infected At Jaber Hospital Kuwait

COVID-19: No Entry For Expats Infected At Jaber Hospital Kuwait

No entry for expats infected with the coronavirus infection treated at the Jaber Hospital, according to Director of Mubarak Al-Kabeer Health District Dr Saud Al-Daraa confirmed that Jaber Hospital does not receive expats infected with novel coronavirus, pointing out the only expatriates at the hospital are in critical condition and they are confined in the intensive care unit (ICU) or those in need of special medical care; otherwise, there are no non-Kuwaiti cases.

Director of Mubarak Al-Kabeer Health District Dr Saud Al-Daraa clarified that any non-Kuwaiti patient, whose condition allows being transferred to other locations, is transferred to hospitals which the ministry has designated for them.

He affirmed Jaber Hospital is keen on taking into consideration the humanitarian aspects and providing the necessary medical care for patients without looking at their nationalities.

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He said the non-Kuwaiti patients, who are currently receiving medical care in Jaber Hospital, are the same cases that the hospital received at the beginning of the crisis and it is difficult to transfer them because they are in critical condition. He reiterated that besides the aforementioned cases, the hospital does not receive other non-Kuwaiti patients since other hospitals have been allotted to provide them with the necessary medical care.

Expats draw about 70 percent of the entire population of Kuwait as of the close of June 2018, i.e. a population of 4.7 million people.

Kuwait has imposed a total curfew in the country till May 30 to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. During the total curfew everyone is permitted to walk in their own residential area without the use of an vehicle from 4:30 to 6:30 pm.

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Kuwait said that there will be a gradual opening keeping in view of precautionary measures after the period of a total lockdown.