Hengie Vargas Taton Ambulance Nurse at Ministry of Health in Kuwait shared below information from his Facebook account on where to go and what to do in case you’re having a medical problem.
SA ATING MGA KABABAYAN DITO SA KUWAIT.
I HAVE SOME INFORMATION TO SHARE RELATED TO OUR MEDICAL PROBLEMS AND EMERGENCIES ON WHERE TO GO AND WHAT TO DO.
EMERGENCY NO. IS 112 (Ambulance, Police and Fire Dept.) FREE OF CHARGE.
Here are few things that we have to KNOW AND CONSIDER:
1. CIVIL ID – always bring your CID during the check up or at all times.If in case not available, have your passport with the visa on it or the xerox copy of the temporary visa. Be sure it’s not expired, that’s a different story at alam nyu na ang mangyayari.
2. CLINIC – There are 142 government clinics in Kuwait. You can visit these clinics based on the address that you have on your CID. DON’T BASE on your present location.
Ibig sabihin, kung saan ka naka address sa CID mo doon ka pupunta at hindi dahil dyan ka naka tira. To avoid hassle and over spending sa pamasahe, you better change your CID address kung saan ka nakatira ngayun, dahil sa LOCALIZATION na pina patupad and the sad thing they will not accommodate you.
if you are not feeling well for any reason, visit the clinic for consultation and don’t self medicate. After the consultation, if the doctor requires further investigations, they will give you a referral to the hospital or if it requires emergency assistance, they will call for an ambulance for you.
3. HOSPITAL – There are 6 main government hospitals. This hospital is implementing some rules and criteria that need to be followed, thus doesn’t make the hospital be crowded with simple and non emergency cases. That’s why clinics are provided for you.
In case napunta kayo derechosahopital and after the Nurses in the reception get the necessary information and you don’t fit as hospital case, they will advice you to the CLINIC kung saan ka na address. Huwag sumama ang loob ninyo dahil yan ang rules na sinusunod lang nila.
Huwag ninyo sila awayin, dahil naka salalay din ang trabaho nila pag binali ang patakaran.
Minsan kasi tayo, amininin man natin o hindi matigas din ang mga ulo. Ilang days nang may lagnat d pa pupunta ng clinic antayin pa na lumala at dederecho sa hospital.
4. Ambulance – There are hundreds of ambulance spread all around the 6 governorate and it’s sub stations. If you feel that you are in an emergency situation, just dial EMERGENCY HOTLINE 112. THIS IS FREE OF CHARGE.
Give them your complete address: Block #, Street #, Building or House # or any landmarks make it easier for them to find you. Or let someone waiting down stairs or outside the building to guide the emergency staff.
There are FILIPINO NURSES working in the department ready to assist you.
I am posting here the list of all the clinics in 6 governorate around Kuwait. They’re open from 8am -12 MN. SOON i will be posting the list of the clinic with 24Hours services and open on weekends.
Always remember this: PREVENTION IS ALWAYS BETTER THAN CURE. STAY HEALTHY. FEEL FREE TO ASK IF YOU HAVE SOME QUESTIONS.
PLEASE BE GUIDED ACCORDINGLY.
FEEL FREE TO SHARE THIS INFO.
Thanks Mr.Taton for letting me share this information 🙂