Health Minister says ‘Yarmouk’ picked healthy city due to compliance

Minister of Health Sheikh Dr. Bassel Al-Sabah said Kuwait’s achievements in implementing health cities initiative contributed to approving Yarmouk city as fist healthy city in Kuwait by World Health Organization (WHO), due to compliance with relevant standards. This came in Sheikh Bassel Al-Sabah’s speech Sunday during a WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region meeting in Kuwait, and on the sidelines of handing the accreditation certificate of (Yarmouk health city).

Sheikh Bassel Al-Sabah appreciated the ministry’s role to achieve this accreditation, stressing the importance of managing the health cities program within the ministry, government and state development plan work program.

For her part, Assistant Undersecretary for National Medical Services at the ministry, Dr. Fatima Al-Najjar, said this accreditation is success for the ministry represented by the health cities office to achieve its goals, adding the ministry chose health cities initiative as one of the ministry’s target for 2015-2020 development plan. Al-Najjar underlined the ministry’s interest in implementing the health cities initiative, boasting that Yarmouk was chosen as a health city.