2,050 cases of hepatitis discovered among citizens, residents
2,050 cases of hepatitis discovered among citizens, residents Overseas treatment budget may not be enough
KUWAIT CITY, Aug 27: The Director of the Public Health Department at the Ministry of Health Yusuf Mindkar disclosed 2,050 cases of hepatitis among citizens, and residents some of them domestic workers were discovered in Kuwait in 2011, reports Al-Seyassah daily.
Mindkar said these cases include 245 cases of Hepatitis A, 766 Hepatitis B, and 1, 039 Hepatitis C.
Meanwhile, the KD 120,000 budget allocated for the overseas treatment program may not be enough to cover all the expenses, especially after the implementation of the new bylaw, reports Al-Anba daily quoting sources. Even if the number of citizens undergoing treatment abroad had declined, there might be a need to increase the budget later due to soaring treatment costs, sources explained.